We don’t generally like complementing the left-wing Channel 4 News, but the question asked was a simple question that we all want answers to.
Tory MP, Chris Philp, Immigration Compliance and Justice Minister, was asked, “Have any failed applicants who crossed the channel been sent back since the UK left the EU?”
The Tory minister decided to sidestep the question saying, “we are in the process of speaking to European countries to talk about a replacement system to the Dublin one that we were in until a few weeks ago.”
The Channel 4 news lady fired back, saying, “So is that a no to that question, though?”
To which Mr Philp said, “we publish immigration statistics every quarter”.
On such an easy question to answer, why did he hide the truth behind unpublished stats? Why can’t politicians just tell the truth and own up to any faults we may have had to restore confidence in politics.?
How do you feel? Was Mr Philp right to avoid answering the question? Or would you like a bit of honesty by answering the question and being straight with the public?
Leave your thoughts in the comments below.