MOD offers use of Napier Ex Military Barracks to house illegal migrant that cross the English Channel.

It’s been reported in the Guardian that those who come to Britain by crossing the English Channel illegally will now be housed in a former military barracks while their asylum claims are processed. The article reports the local Conservative MP Damian Collins as saying that their will be somewhere in the region of 400 people as well as families in this military accommodation at Napier Barracks close to Folkestone, Kent, starting from 21 September. 




This move comes as the massive influx of migrants crossing the English Channel reaches record levels with the guardian article stating “According to an analysis by PA Media, more than 6,350 people have crossed so far in 2020.”

In a letter from Damian Collins, he expresses his objections to this move saying: “We have great concerns about the impact this large open camp will have on the welfare of the local residential community and also those people in the asylum system who will be placed at the barracks itself.

“We would ask that you reverse this decision and find more suitable accommodation for people who are currently having their cases processed by the asylum system.”




A statement from Folkestone and Hythe district council read: “lack of consultation on this matter and the exceptionally poor communication with us”.

It added: “We are quite sure that members of the community will have many questions, and we are seeking clarification as a matter of urgency.”

A spokesperson from the government said: “During these unprecedented times, the government is working with a range of partners and across departments to secure further accommodation and the MoD [Ministry of Defence] has offered use of some of its sites.

“When using contingency accommodation we work closely with organisations, including local authorities and law enforcement, throughout the process to ensure value for money and that vulnerable asylum seekers, who would otherwise be destitute, have suitable accommodation while their claims are processed.” Article in The Guardian

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12 thoughts on “MOD offers use of Napier Ex Military Barracks to house illegal migrant that cross the English Channel.

  1. I think that these migrants should be stopped immediately as their is no place in the country available for them.The illegals coming here into the UK just come & cause TROUBLE for the people of the country, so I think, Government must now start putting there foot down & say NO more illegals in our country. Why must the UK have to put up with this? How much longer is the Government going to allow these illegals come into our country? When is the Government gong to start listening to the people of the country? They will never listen to the people of the country because they do things their way no matter what the rest of the county has to say about this.

  2. I want to know want Priti Patel’s thoughts are on all of this, she was on sky news in the week un-yet still she hasn’t spoken and no media has asked her anything about what happened at Dover, the British people showing their true thoughts and feelings that they have had enough of her doing nothing to prevent illegal immigrants from coming to Britain all words no action!

  3. These young, well dressed, good haircuts, mi lie phones and I would think money, in my opinion, are NOT asylum seekers. They have travelled from France, a safe country). If they were asylum seekers, where aren’t the women and children seeking asylum too?

  4. This is getting way out of hand. These illegal immigrants are not vetted before they are accepted into this country, they come in well dressed with upto date phones, when they arrive they are put into hotels so they gave a roof over their heads which means they are not out in all sorts of weathers, they are fed and ste given £5 per day each which is all paid for by the British taxpayers.
    MEANTIME OUR EX-SERVICEMEN/WOMEN ARE LIVING ON THE STREETS IN ALL WEATHERS WITH NO HELP AND SUPPOR. These guy’s have put their lives on the line for their country, surely they should be given priority over ALL immigrants.

  5. It’ about time we started putting MINES back in the sea and sink the fucking lot….If we stop giving….they will stop coming….!!!

  6. the army and navy need to turn these boats round now or make a barrier across the channel.. the uk is about to have a second wave of covid 19 and these illegal immigrants are adding to the problems as they have no healthcare record or history.. WE CANNOT CONTAIN THE CURRENT COVID CRISIS AS IT IS ….STOP THIS NOW

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12 thoughts on “MOD offers use of Napier Ex Military Barracks to house illegal migrant that cross the English Channel.

  1. I think that these migrants should be stopped immediately as their is no place in the country available for them.The illegals coming here into the UK just come & cause TROUBLE for the people of the country, so I think, Government must now start putting there foot down & say NO more illegals in our country. Why must the UK have to put up with this? How much longer is the Government going to allow these illegals come into our country? When is the Government gong to start listening to the people of the country? They will never listen to the people of the country because they do things their way no matter what the rest of the county has to say about this.

  2. I want to know want Priti Patel’s thoughts are on all of this, she was on sky news in the week un-yet still she hasn’t spoken and no media has asked her anything about what happened at Dover, the British people showing their true thoughts and feelings that they have had enough of her doing nothing to prevent illegal immigrants from coming to Britain all words no action!

  3. These young, well dressed, good haircuts, mi lie phones and I would think money, in my opinion, are NOT asylum seekers. They have travelled from France, a safe country). If they were asylum seekers, where aren’t the women and children seeking asylum too?

  4. This is getting way out of hand. These illegal immigrants are not vetted before they are accepted into this country, they come in well dressed with upto date phones, when they arrive they are put into hotels so they gave a roof over their heads which means they are not out in all sorts of weathers, they are fed and ste given £5 per day each which is all paid for by the British taxpayers.
    MEANTIME OUR EX-SERVICEMEN/WOMEN ARE LIVING ON THE STREETS IN ALL WEATHERS WITH NO HELP AND SUPPOR. These guy’s have put their lives on the line for their country, surely they should be given priority over ALL immigrants.

  5. It’ about time we started putting MINES back in the sea and sink the fucking lot….If we stop giving….they will stop coming….!!!

  6. the army and navy need to turn these boats round now or make a barrier across the channel.. the uk is about to have a second wave of covid 19 and these illegal immigrants are adding to the problems as they have no healthcare record or history.. WE CANNOT CONTAIN THE CURRENT COVID CRISIS AS IT IS ….STOP THIS NOW

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