21 Jul 2022

‘Poor’ response from Home Office over migrant crossings, report finds

Thousands of migrants have been arriving across the Channel in small boats for years now, but the Home Office is still operating in “crisis mode”, according to the independent Chief Inspector of Borders.

David Neal says in his latest report that, despite unprecedented numbers of arrivals, it is “in the gift of ministers and senior officials to deliver an effective response”.

The Home Office says improvements have been made since his inspection was carried out.