Brexit leader Nigel Farage reported on Saturday that an entire boat of illegal Muslim migrants tested positive for the Chinese coronavirus after being escorted into British territorial waters by the French Navy.
Breitbart Mr Farage claimed that he received a tip-off from Dover, informing him that at least forty migrants have crossed the English Channel on Saturday morning. By the end of Saturday, a total of 87 detected boat migrants had been landed on England’s southern coast.
On one of the boats, all twelve illegals tested positive for the coronavirus, Farage reported.
The Reform UK party leader noted that coronavirus cases in the migrant hotspot of Dunkirk, France are amongst the highest in the country. He went on to point out that while coronavirus cases have been falling in Kent as a whole, the Dover area — where illegal migrants are typically brought ashore in the UK — is seeing a spike in cases.
“We have given the French government another £28 million to stop these migrant boats from coming and yet, this week the French navy is still escorting these vessels across into British waters,” Farage told TalkRadio on Saturday.
Mr Farage went on to malign the disparity in treatment for those arriving legally by air, who are forced to pay the government £1,750 to stay in a quarantine hotel, in comparison to illegal migrants, who are housed at taxpayer expense.
“If you are worried about coming into Britain, just come by dinghy, the sea is dead flat, it is very safe today and you won’t get charged anything for your hotel,” Farage joked.
The issue of the French navy escorting migrants across the English Channel was first highlighted by Mr Farage in May of last year when he filmed the French handovermigrants to the British authorities.