'Britain is heading for a national crisis': Nigel Farage warns number of ...

'Britain is heading for a national crisis': Nigel Farage warns number of ...
'Britain is heading for a national crisis': Nigel Farage warns number of ...

Britain is staring down the barrel of a three-pronged crisis on immigration, NHS waiting times and rising inflation, according to Nigel Farage, who is reportedly considering a comeback to front-line politics.

Nigel Farage, who has become a presenter on GB News since stepping down from his post as head of the Brexit Party, said he receives daily pleas to return to the political battlefield, according to today's Sunday Express. 

Meanwhile, with an eye towards the next general election, the GB News presenter predicted Boris Johnson's party could suffer at the polls if the Channel crossing issue spirals out of control. 

Mr Farage's rebuke against the Tories comes as the migrant Channel crossing tragedy sparks infighting in Mr Johnson's cabinet:

Priti Patel has defended her handling of migrant crisis to ministers and MPs 27 migrants, including women and children, died when dinghy sank off Calais Prime Minister said to have privately rebuked her for 'failing to get a grip' of issue Home Office sources however defended her saying she had been 'battling against' French inaction But No10 officials now say she has 'doing nothing for two years' and has been 'missing in action' following latest tragedy 

Nigel Farage has laid out a gloomy prognosis, warning Britain is in choppy seas - with the Channel crossing issue, pressure on the health service and rising inflation all high up on his list of concerns

Nigel Farage has laid out a gloomy prognosis, warning Britain is in choppy seas - with the Channel crossing issue, pressure on the health service and rising inflation all high up on his list of concerns

Mr Farage has been covering the migrant Channel crossing issue since April 2020, when he first uploaded a video to his YouTube channel from Pett Level Beach in East Sussex, in what he described as a 'fact-finding mission'

Mr Farage has been covering the migrant Channel crossing issue since April 2020, when he first uploaded a video to his YouTube channel from Pett Level Beach in East Sussex, in what he described as a 'fact-finding mission' 

The Home Secretary has been privately rebuked by Boris Johnson for failing to 'get a grip' on the issue, and was joined in his criticisms by other Ministers at a meeting in the wake of the drowning tragedy

Mr Farage has been covering Channel crossings by illegal migrants since April 2020, when he made a "YouTube video from a drizzly Pett Level Beach in East Sussex, describing the trip to the camera as a 'fact-finding mission'. 

At the time, the former Brexit Party boss received ridicule for his reporting on the issue - and East Sussex Police were 'bombarded by complaints' that he had allegedly broken lockdown travel rules, according to Mr Farage.

Tensions rise between Britain and France over migrant Channel crossing tragedy

Boris Johnson has told Emmanuel Macron that British boots are needed on the ground in France to stop evil slave gangs 'getting away with murder' after at least 27 migrants drowned in the deadliest-ever Channel crossing.

Four alleged people smugglers thought to be connected with the disaster were arrested by police north of Dunkirk, near the France-Belgian border, on Wednesday evening after tragedy struck shortly around 2pm.

Five women and a girl were believed to be among the casualties, with the disaster coming just hours of French police sat and watched boats leave their shore.

Meanwhile, the EU's former Brexit negotiator has dramatically urged France to tear up its migrant treaty with Britain and send asylum-seekers across the Channel as tensions between London and Paris boil over.

Michel Barnier, the former French Europe minister who dreams of unseating Emmanuel Macron at next year's presidential elections, vowed that he would pull France out of the Treaty of Touquet governing Anglo-French border relations if he wins the ballot.

Under the terms of the agreement struck in 2003, each country has immigration control points at Dover and Calais. Britain is responsible for financing and running security at its border sites in northern France. In return, it is up to France to stop migrants trying to enter the UK illegally.

 Paris has complained that, in practice, they are managing the British border with mainland Europe. They have also claimed that the treaty has resulted in huge numbers of migrants setting up campsites – such as the infamous Jungle dismantled in 2016 – at its ports as they attempt to enter Britain.

London has accused the French of failing to stop migrants illegally crossing the Narrow Sea, despite paying Paris £54million in instalments to increase patrols in a bid to curb Channel voyages. France has previously raised the prospect of ending checks on migrants unless Britain backs down in the ongoing post-Brexit dispute over fishing licences.

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This week, following the deaths of 27 people who drowned while crossing the Channel on a flimsy blow-up boat, Mr Farage says he is predicting a 'national emergency'.

Mr Farage said: 'I think it is possible that by the spring or summer of next year this [the Channel crossings by migrants] will become a national emergency.

'I think the numbers that will come will dwarf what you are currently seeing.

'I've not been wrong on a single prediction on this.' 

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