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Nigel Farage hit out at James Cleverly after the sacking of the borders and immigration watchdog in a row over border safety issues.

The Home Office stated David Neal was fired because the unbiased chief inspector of borders and immigration after he “breached” the phrases of his appointment and “lost the confidence” of the Home Secretary.

It comes after Mr Neal went public with particulars of two of 15 unpublished studies submitted to the Home Office.

Speaking on his GB News present, Mr Farage insisted Mr Cleverly must be “listening” to Mr Neal.

Mr Farage stated: “For the second day in a row the chief inspector of borders and immigration David Neal is in the news.

“Yesterday it was the story that one in 4 of people who come to Britain on visas to work within the care sector are working illegally.

“Today the story he put out saying that under the terms general aviation, which means private jets, a very large number of jets, many hundreds into thousands, come into the country with nobody being checked whatsoever and that this does pose a potential very serious threat.

“Now for his bother he has been sacked. It’s honest to say he was because of go in a month’s time, he might have reapplied for the job, however James Cleverly has sacked him as a result of he is damaged the conventional phrases of his contract.

“I have to say Mr Cleverly, rather than sacking Mr Neil, maybe what you should be doing is listening to the fact that the independent chief inspector of our borders has now for two days in a row told us that things are not working, that the whole thing is a farce, bordering on disgrace, and we’re told he’s got many more documents to reveal.”

Mr Neal, whose tenure was because of finish on March 21, raised fears to the Daily Mail that non-public jet passengers are arriving within the UK with out having their passports bodily inspected.

Meanwhile, he instructed The Times that one in 4 international care employees are abusing UK visa guidelines by working illegally in different industries.

A Home Office spokesman stated: “We have terminated the appointment of David Neal, the independent chief inspector of borders and immigration, after he breached the terms of appointment and lost the confidence of the Home Secretary.

“The deliberate recruitment course of for the subsequent unbiased chief inspector of borders and immigration is in progress.”