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Nigel Farage has aimed one other savage swipe at James Cleverly – days after branding the Home Secretary a “moron”.

The former Brexit Party chief and GB News presenter erupted earlier this week after a tweet by James Cleverly hailing the absence of boats crossing the English Channel over the Christmas interval.

Mr Farage identified that these planning crossings of the English Channel have been very more likely to have been deterred by excessive winds and uneven seas.

And he adopted up his perception with a publish on X, previously Twitter, during which he mentioned: “Worse still… Cleverly is the MP for BRAINtree.”

Shortly beforehand, he shared a clip of waves lashing in to shore in Kent within the midst of Storm Gerrit, commenting: “No boats today Mr Cleverly. Well done you!”

Mr Cleverly’s message on Tuesday, additionally on X, boasted: “There were no small boat arrivals over Christmas for the first time since they started in 2018.

“Last night, our Border Force officers and their French partners worked together to stop a boat launching on the beaches.

“They’ve played a crucial role in cutting crossings by 35%.”

It was tagged with a reader’s be aware describing it as “misleading”.

The be aware added: “Even the government’s own website confirms there are seasonal effects on boat crossings due to adverse weather. This winter is unusually stormy!”

Mr Farage himself remarked: “You may be called Cleverly but you are clearly a moron.

“I am close to Dover now, the wind has been gusting 50mph… That is why there are no migrant crossings.

“You charlatans and liars all deserve to lose your seats at the election.”

Storm Gerrit has hit a lot of the UK in current days, with Eurostar and Southeastern trains cancelled at this time on account of flooding a tunnel close to Ebbsfleet International station in Kent.

Home Office knowledge reveals there have now been 10 consecutive days with none arrivals recorded.

The newest journey, on December 16, noticed only one boat carrying 55 individuals make the journey to the UK from France.

Last 12 months, 90 arrivals have been recorded on Christmas Day, with none on Christmas Eve or Boxing Day.

It was the same sample in 2021, with 67 arrivals on December 25 however none on December 24 or 26.

Both 2020 and 2019 noticed no motion on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, however there have been crossings on Boxing Day, with seven and 49 arrivals respectively.

In 2018 there have been no arrivals on Christmas Eve, 45 on Christmas Day and three on Boxing Day.

The variety of crossings this 12 months is 36 % down in comparison with this time final 12 months, with the provisional whole for 2023 nonetheless decrease than 30,000.

In 2022, a file 45,774 individuals arrived within the UK after making the journey, however this 12 months’s whole up to now stands at 29,437.

Earlier this month Rishi Sunak admitted there was no “firm date” for assembly his pledge to “stop the boats” when questioned by MPs.

The promise was one of many 5 priorities the Prime Minister set out in the beginning of the 12 months when he mentioned he would go a brand new legislation ensuring those that arrived by small boat can be “detained and swiftly removed”.