Nigel Farage has clashed with the leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn.
The labour leader spoke out on Twitter expressing his view that the UK should ‘reach out’ to migrants attempting to cross the channel from France.
Over the past 4 weeks, more than 100 migrants have attempted to enter the UK illegally via small boats.
The Home Sectary, Sajid Javid ordered Royal Navy vessels to increase patrols and some civilians have started their own beach patrols.
Jeremy Corbyn shared an article on his Twitter account, which got 6,000 likes, with the caption: “We have a duty to reach out the hand of humanity, support and friendship to people who are in danger and seeking a place of safety.”
We have a duty to reach out the hand of humanity, support and friendship to people who are in danger and seeking a place of safety.https://t.co/1EaUJ9Lpj6
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) December 30, 2018
The former UKIP leader, Nigel Farage quickly pointed out to the Labour leader that France is not a place of danger and the people are not fleeing poverty or persecution.
He said: “Seeking a place of safety? The last time I checked, France is not a country hampered by warr, poverty or persecution.”
Seeking a place of safety? The last time I checked, France is not a country hampered by war, poverty or persecution. https://t.co/HrYmY9YNjk
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) December 30, 2018
Farage’s tweet received double the amount of links than Corbyn’s. I think it’s clear who the public agrees with on this one.
One Twitter user joked that leftie, Gary Lineker could house them.
— nuno is god 🇵🇹 (@paulgarrett78) December 30, 2018
The Right Rev Trevor Willmott, bishop of Dover, said: “It is crucial that we all remember that we are dealing with human beings here,”
“Across the nation, we have been celebrating the season of hope and goodwill as we remember Christ’s birth – let’s not forget so soon that every person is precious.”
Compared to what fellow European countries are experiencing, the UK has a very very small problem. Nevertheless, it cannot go ignored.