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Nigel Farage has issued a ‘national security emergency’ after over 300 migrants crossed the Channel in someday.

The Reform Party chief has beforehand claimed his celebration would cease small boats inside 100 days as he launched Reform’s “contract” with voters and had made tackling unlawful immigration one of many rebel celebration’s 5 core pledges.

Taking to X (previously Twitter) this morning Nigel Farage claimed “another 331 illegal migrants crossed the channel yesterday”.

His full tweet stated: “Another 331 illegal migrants crossed the Channel yesterday. This is a national security emergency.”

The Reform Party’s manifesto doc, titled “Our Contract With You”, claims the celebration would curb Channel crossings in its first 100 days with a four-point plan.

The proposals contain leaving the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), with zero unlawful immigrants being resettled within the UK, a brand new Government division for immigration, and migrants crossing the channel in small boats being returned to France.

More than 10,000 migrants have made the damaging journey from France thus far this yr.

Last yr, 29,437 migrants arrived within the UK, down 36% on a report 45,774 arrivals in 2022. It’s the very best variety of arrivals since November 29 2022, when 893 migrants have been intercepted.

It comes as Rishi Sunak warned Labour chief Sir Keir Starmer would make the UK the “soft touch of Europe” on unlawful immigration if he wins the General Election.

The Prime Minister instructed LBC: “If you care about stopping the boats, I’m the one one who has bought a plan to do it.

“We have got, over the last 12 months the numbers are down, it shows you can make progress.”

Recently Nigel Farage has been roundly condemned for saying the West is to blame for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in an interview with the BBC.

The Reform Party’s leader wrote in a social media post in February 2022 that Putin’s invasion of Ukraine was “a consequence of EU and Nato growth”.