Yesterday we asked a question to our readers “Has Boris done enough to tackle the Channel Crisis?”.
Our readers left 600+ comments, most comments showed that Boris Johnson was losing support with his handling over this crisis. Many reasons cropped up why people were unhappy. One reason was, we were seen as being a soft touch in how Britain protects its borders.
People were also very upset when we have veterans/ people living on the streets, people in food banks, the elderly struggling paying for bills and the home office states “The Home Office has a statutory obligation to provide asylum seekers who would otherwise be destitute with accommodation”.
Why is it right that people who come to this country illegally, then have the choice to stay at the expense of the tax payers, while the government states there is no money to help those in need?. People have many valid points and Boris needs to do something to restore faith in what he says.
one reader wrote “Boris it’s seems is not the prime minister the country desperately needs! He is a terrible orator, and his speeches continue to be poorly delivered. Unclear and most of the time gives mixed messages and are indecisive at best. Boris needs to be tougher on the EU and China.”
A second reader wrote: “No definitely not there should be emergency laws to return them to the last European country exited. With paperwork that can be drafted on the spot. Once word of returns spreads through the camps on the French coast it makes it a less inviting proposition than the red carpet treatment they are currently getting.”
A third wrote: “How do we know that these people are not sleeper terrorists – most are young men. Our Schools and hospitals are struggling financially already. Housing is in crisis. Now our hotels are full up with these poor people and our tourist industry will suffer from this with all hotels booked up indefinitely. I sympathise with those who are genuine refugees fleeing from harm, but these individuals have crossed many a safe country before coming here.”
A fourth wrote: “None of this government have done anything but talk, we have had enough, this invasion of illegals as got out of hand, putting them in hotels as really annoyed us,why should they get this luxury when our brave veterans cant get a home, or the poor homeless,Boris your days are numbered,”
A fifth person wrote: “I think that any and all people entering this country illegally, should be finger printed, photographed and returned immediately and then banned from ever coming here again….it may sound harsh, but we are a small island and these people have traveled through several countries to get here….the government must not pander to refugee groups and similar bodies….there is a legal way to come here”
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