A petition launched by the grassroots campaign UK Unity has gone into lift off over night with over 31,000 signatures so far. The text of the petition reads:
The United Kingdom has always been an open, welcoming & tolerant country but enough is enough. For years the people have been wanting Immigration levels cut drastically and while this has been promised it has not been delivered upon.
We now have the ever increasing spectre of people entering the country illegally. We neither have the money nor the resources to cope with this influx when we can barely fund our public services properly, there are homeless on the streets (including our veterans) while many families are forced to use foodbanks.
Those crossing the channel from France are not ‘refugees’ or ‘asylum seekers’ but unvetted and illegal migrants in our country. We will be sending this petition to The Home Secretary Sajid Javid demanding the immediate deportation of all illegal immigrants and for him to pursue a far more robust approach in dealing with those attempting to enter the UK illegally.
David Clews who is the spokesperson for UK Unity has said:
Quite simply the Government needs to get a grip of this mess. As an organisation we sympathise fully with the plight of those fleeing war and famine but the people coming into our country illegally across the channel are not refugees but economic migrants who know our nation is a soft touch and come for our generous benefits system.
The majority of those making the journey are young men and those that are vulnerable are being exploited by people smugglers charging them ridiculous amounts of money.
How many more Illegal immigrants are there in the UK that we don’t know about and how many are slipping through the net? Likewise the comments of Diane Abbott & others are not helpful to anyone but rather represent a failed liberal ideology that the people have had enough of.
Those landing in the UK should be deported immediately to France or their country of origin. Any boats seen in the Channel should be immediately sent back to their country of origin by the Royal Navy or Police and not allowed to land.
Likewise any illegal immigrant in the UK should be deported immediately as well. This is about being a responsible nation.
With Brexit comes the chance to control our immigration system to one that benefits the British People and not the rest of the world. If people want to come to the UK then they must do so legally and respect our laws, values and culture. Please sign the petition now!