A report into Brexit failings causing the crisis in the English Channel seems to have gone under the radar, but filmmaker Peter Stefanovic is trying to change that.
The report, by Thom Brooks Professor of Law & Government, Durham Law School titled ‘the Sea Change on Border Control: A Strategy for Reducing Small Boat Crossings in the English Channel,’ should be making waves.
Brooke writes: “The steep rise in small boat crossings across the English Channel is deeply worrying. Ever more lives are put at risk in making the 21-mile journey. Human trafficking gangs trade in human misery. The UK’s asylum system is put under additional strain and at ever higher cost to taxpayers. The public has lost trust in the Government to put this right. In order to address the problem, we must understand it and grasp its underlying causes.
“A key issue is that the Government did not see the problem of small boat crossings as a consequence of its policy failures, most notably its failure to secure a post-Brexit returns arrangement with the EU. An effective plan to deal with small boat crossings is urgently needed to win back public confidence, to save lives, to improve our asylum system and help put illegal human traffickers out of business. This Report is an attempt to outline such a plan with over a dozen recommendations.”
Peter shared the video and wrote: “A shocking new report has found Boris Johnson’s “oven ready” Brexit deal (championed by Rishi Sunak) has caused the small boats crisis in English Channel It’s getting very little media attention so let’s put that right!”
He linked to the report here.
Thom Brooks thanks Peter for his work in highlighting the report.
That was followed by Gina Miller who wrote: “As ever @PeterStefanovi2 is precise and spells out the facts/truth #immigration But let’s be absolutely clear. There was no #Brexit plan no assessments no credible alternative. We’ve ruined our children’s future and need to get to work fixing it ASAP!!”