Good night. Rishi Sunak has said Labour’s new plan to tackle the Channel migrant crisis is “not credible”. And Penny Mordaunt has accused Sir Keir Starmer of having “zero balls” as “Beach Ken”.
Labour’s small boat plan ‘not credible’, says Sunak
Rishi Sunak has said that Sir Keir Starmer’s new plan to tackle the Canal migration crisis is not “credible”.
The Labor leader today insisted that closer cooperation is needed with the European Union on this issue, and indicated that he could be prepared to reach an agreement with Brussels that would involve the United Kingdom accepting a quota of asylum seekers who reach the block in exchange for the ability to return people crossing the Canal.
Responding to Labour’s view, the Prime Minister said: “Keir Starmer spent all this year voting against our Stop the Boats Bill, the toughest legislation any government has ever passed to tackle illegal migration.”
He added: “So I don’t think it’s credible that he really wants to address this problem and his plans today seem to amount to saying that one day we could accept 100,000 EU migrants every year. “It doesn’t seem like a credible plan to stop the boats.”
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