Priti Patel wants the Navy AND FRANCE to keep the Channel free of migrants – 9 great comebacks

Because it’s always a good idea to panic about a minor issue and blow it up into something huge to keep Nigel Farage quiet, Priti Patel has proposed a plan to prevent refugees crossing the English Channel in small boats to reach the UK.

For a start, she’s appointed a ‘Clandestine Channel Threat Commander’ – surprisingly not Mark Francois – and she wants the Royal Navy to patrol the world’s busiest shipping lane looking for errant dinghies, which has been described by someone from the Ministry of Defence as “inappropriate and disproportionate”.

As if that weren’t enough, she also wants France to do more to prevent migrants leaving Calais to head for British shores.

via Gfycat

Anyway …here’s what people have been saying about it.

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Professor Brian Cox had this suggestion, regarding a phrase used by the Home Secretary.

Looks like he has a point.

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