Latest on the channel crossings

Started by Alex, August 29, 2022, 08:08:23 PM

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Alex

The Home Office has paid private companies more than £2.5m this year to charter boats and crew to pick up people trying to cross the Channel

Contract disclosures published on a government portal show that Aeolian Offshore, which is based on the Isle of Wight and usually serves the offshore wind industry, is the largest beneficiary.

It provided three boats for six months, earning just under £2m. The Home Office spent a further £564,000 for five months of vessel hire from another company, CWind, which also usually works for wind power firms.

According to the contract with Aeolian, its three vessels will work in 12-hour shifts, departing from Ramsgate, Kent, and sailing to "reported sightings of migrant vessels, to collect the migrants found".

The boats, which usually have space for 12 passengers and three crew, must be able to accommodate a "minimum of 100 migrants" on deck, it states, as well as towing any craft that the people they pick up may have used to cross the Channel.

The contract stipulates: "Border Force staff will conduct all migrant movements and work the deck areas while at sea. The migrants will then be placed in Dover before the vessel returns to Ramsgate overnight."

and so it goes on and on and on......

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/aug/29/home-office-pays-aeolian-offshore-channel-crossings?CMP=share_btn_tw

JBR

Why are they trying their best to destroy our country?
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Ashy

There's an awful lot of money laundering going on all around us.

Alex

Yep, car washes and 'Turkish' barbers, all cash in hand.

JBR

Quote from: Alex on August 30, 2022, 01:51:57 PMYep, car washes and 'Turkish' barbers, all cash in hand.
Indeed.  Why pay taxes when I have to save up to pay the traffickers what I owe them?
A missionary from Yorkshire to the primitive people of Lancashire

Ashy

Turkish barbers are small fry compared to pub landlords who supply clothing to the NHS, etc.

Alex

Journalist Andrew Pierce has just said "An Albanian migrant has been removed from UK 24 hours after crossing the Channel on a small boat. 31 more put on flight back to Tirana.
More like that please Home Secretary"   I suppose it's a start !

Raven


JBR

Quote from: Alex on September 02, 2022, 07:09:52 PMJournalist Andrew Pierce has just said "An Albanian migrant has been removed from UK 24 hours after crossing the Channel on a small boat. 31 more put on flight back to Tirana.
More like that please Home Secretary"  I suppose it's a start !
It is indeed and encouraging news, if only they would repeat the procedure for the thousands of others already here.  Unfortunately, I'm sure they will be unable to identify most of them as they will by now have disappeared into the black economy.

I think the only real solution would be to issue ID to all genuine Brits (of any colour) and ensure that the illegals can then be more easily identified.
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GrannyMac

Quote from: JBR on September 02, 2022, 07:34:35 PMIt is indeed and encouraging news, if only they would repeat the procedure for the thousands of others already here.  Unfortunately, I'm sure they will be unable to identify most of them as they will by now have disappeared into the black economy.

I think the only real solution would be to issue ID to all genuine Brits (of any colour) and ensure that the illegals can then be more easily identified.

ID checks have got to come.
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klondike

Oddly the Tories have been dead set against them for as long as I remember. Maybe worried about possible problems with the au pairs in their second homes?

We live in a time when intelligent people are silenced so that stupid people won't be offended

Alex

Saturday 960 migrants entered UK.  By 11am this morning another 200 had landed. 
British people (of all colours) are already struggling with bills which are about to get worse.   Why should they have to fund these illegals too  ? this so makes my blood boil.....

JBR

Quote from: Alex on September 04, 2022, 04:00:59 PMSaturday 960 migrants entered UK.  By 11am this morning another 200 had landed. 
British people (of all colours) are already struggling with bills which are about to get worse.  Why should they have to fund these illegals too  ? this so makes my blood boil.....

It annoys me intensely too.
I wonder whether, if more and more people feel this way, it might lead to a revolution.
Not something that British people do, and I don't think we have ever had a true revolution before. However negative feelings are increasing and to add to that we are right now facing increasing payments for essentials, like electricity, which many of us cannot manage.  Yet here we are supporting thousands of illegal immigrants to don't have to worry about such things because WE pay for all they need.

Why can't the government see that, and the possible consequences?
I'm all in favour of the first British Revolution.  Bring it on.
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Michael Rolls

Third? Wat Tyler and the Peasant's Revolt - the Civil War?
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