Cameron and Farage both speak of migrant 'swarm'

Posted On: 
30th July 2015

David Cameron and Nigel Farage have both spoken of "swarms" of migrants, as people gather at Calais trying to enter Britain.

Ukip leader Nigel Farage on Sky News, 25/06/15

Thousands of people are trying to break through security barriers or board UK-bound lorries in a bid to cross the Channel.

Speaking to ITV News on his south-east Asia trip, Mr Cameron said: “You have got a swarm of people coming across the Mediterranean, seeking a better life, wanting to come to Britain because Britain has got jobs, it's got a growing economy, it's an incredible place to live.”

And Mr Farage spoke of his personal experience of the chaos this morning.

The Ukip leader told Good Morning Britain: “A couple of times I’ve been stuck on the motorway and surrounded by swarms of potential migrants to Britain and once, even, they tried the back door of the car to see whether they could get in... I kept the door locked; I wasn’t getting out.

“It is really at times quite frightening and certainly at night you get the feeling ‘I just want to leave this place as quickly as possible’.”

Last year, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon apologised after claiming some British towns were being “swamped” by immigrants.