The Mayor of Calais has accused the UK of a engaging in a “declaration of maritime war” by requesting military assistance to prevent illegal boat migrants making journeys to Britain.

4,000 migrants having arrived on England’s south coast in 2020 alone, eager to follow in the footsteps of others who are given free hotel accommodation at taxpayer expense as they wait for their asylum claims to be processed in anticipation of taking advantage of the UK’s generous welfare system.

After Nigel Farage’s focus on the crisis turned it into a national media story, the UK government was finally forced to respond and announce it would use Royal Navy ships to patrol the English channel in a bid to deter migrant crossings.

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