Unofficial UK immigration watchdog Migration Watch UK has warned that the Conservative gobernment's Home Office plans to cease issuing daily arrivals summaries for illegal immigrants landing on England's south coast or being smuggled into the country in freight containers, choosing instead to release “totals less frequently.
The group highlighted a sneaky government plan to do this because the Home Office forecasts that 2022 will be the worst year to date for illegal migration by channel crossings in small boats since the ‘major incident’ was declared in 2018, and have labelled the Home Office’s plans as an attempt to cover up the government's failure to deal with the problem and “a huge affront to transparency, accountability and democracy”.
According to Migration Watch, Home Office whistleblowers have told them that “the government is allegedly expecting” illegal migrant arrivals of “between 65,000 and 90,000” in 2022, with arrivals in 2022 so far amounting to “six times the total arriving in the first month of 2021”, itself already a record year.
Currently, the government releases daily crossing figures, which includes those picked up by charities as well as UK authorities.
Migration Watch also emphasised how illegal migration numbers can quickly spiral out of control if there is not strict government action pointing out that illegal arrivals into Britain “rose from just under 300 in 2018”, when the migrant crisis began “to over 28,400 in 2021”, what they described as “an astonishing 95-fold increase”. This is not simply failure, it is dereliction of duty and as such, we should be charging the civil servants, police officers and others involved with treason.