Does the Home Office really think the migration crisis is a laughing matter? | Rod Austin

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In a giggle-strewn radio interview, MP Victoria Atkins struggled to explain Britain’s inaction over people arriving by boat

When is a crisis not a crisis? Perhaps when no one takes it seriously. The minister for crime, safeguarding and vulnerability, Victoria Atkins, fumbled for words in an interview when asked to explain the Home Office’s inability to tackle the rise in people using dinghies in an a bid to reach Britain from France.

The lack of clarity in Atkins’ response as to why border force boats were still in their respective ports three weeks after the crisis began was peppered with bouts of nervous laughter as she announced: “They are on their way!”

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