‘When is she going to sort this?’ Boris ‘lashed out at Priti Patel’ over migrant Channel crossings as ministers blame officials for failing to enforce policies
Boris Johnson reportedly blasted Priti Patel over migrant Channel crossing surgeThe premier said to have demanded to know ‘when is she going to sort this out?’Almost 5,000 migrants have made the perilous crossing to the UK this year
The Prime Minister is said to be furious about the number of small boats arriving in the UK.
He reportedly told a minister: ‘What the f*** is the Home Office doing? When is she [Priti] going to sort this out?’
An estimated 4,725 migrants have crossed the Channel this year, with 8,410 having made the journey in 2020.
Ms Patel is bringing forward new laws to try to crackdown on the journeys but ministers are apparently frustrated that officials are failing to enforce the existing rules.
Boris Johnson privately blasted Priti Patel over the surging number of migrants making the perilous journey across the English Channel, it was claimed today
Mr Johnson reportedly told a minister: ‘What the f*** is the Home Office doing? When is she [Priti] going to sort this out?’
A Government source told The Times that Mr Johnson was ‘increasingly frustrated at the images of boats arriving day after day’ and had criticised Ms Patel.
But Number 10 has moved to downplay the claims of a rift, with a Downing Street source telling the newspaper that ‘everyone is frustrated at this problem’ and the recent increase in crossings is ‘deeply concerning’.
‘The Prime Minister and the Home Secretary both want to see an end to the illegal immigration that is taking place through such dangerous journeys across the Channel,’ they said.