Kurt Zindulka, Breitbart, April 27, 2020
The British media establishment has largely ignored the spike in boat migrants illegally crossing the English Channel, despite fears that they will import more cases of the Chinese coronavirus into the UK, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage lamented.
Over the weekend, Britain’s Border Force brought ashore an additional 35 boat migrants, bringing the total number of people that are recorded to have successfully entered the country illegally since the lockdown was introduced to 521.
“They are coming, of course, from camps in northern France, where we know this infection exists. There were last week in Dover, two people in one of the dinghies, who distinctly displayed symptoms of COVID-19,” Mr Farage said on LBC Radio on Sunday.
“Yet when the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, chaired the daily Downing Street press conference, not a single journalist asked a question about it… and we know that hardly anyone who comes in illegally into the country via this route ever gets sent back,” Farage continued.
“No one seems to care. I’m furious about it… is it just me? Doesn’t this matter?” Farage questioned.
Of the 521 migrants that have reached British shores since the beginning of the coronavirus lockdown, the majority arrived in April, with over 400 migrants illegally entering the country since the beginning of the month.
This means that April will be a record month for illegal crossings of the Channel, eclipsing the previous record of 336 in August of last year, according to the Daily Mail.