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GB News has been slated by viewers after Nigel Farage said migrants crossing the English Channel had a ‘lovely day’ and if the weather changed ‘that would be the end’ of them.
The former UKIP leader, who made his debut on the broadcaster earlier this week, will be reporting on the humanitarian crisis tonight.
Ahead of his programme, GB News posted a video of Mr Farage discussing the scenes at hand, in which he accused the migrants of stealing the boat they were on.
‘This boat hasn’t even got an engine, it’s probably been stolen, they haven’t paid traffickers, they’re coming on their own,’ he said.
‘Often we see people who cant afford the fare, who cant afford the fee, and this is how they’re now travelling.
‘They’ve got a lovely day. If the weather was to puff up, that would be the end of that lot.’
Nigel Farage accused the migrants of stealing their boat (Picture: GB News)
He added: ‘And that’s what’s going on every day on the Channel, I’ll be talking about this tonight at seven o’clock on GB News.’
The clip generated a strong response from viewers, with many calling out GB News and condemning them for filming the ‘potentially perilous’ scenes, on top of slamming Mr Farage’s commentary.
‘This is so vile,’ one wrote, as another penned: ‘I’m not sure even Fox News would go this low.’
‘I know you don’t expect much from this so-called “news” channel but this is disgustingly low even for them,’ a third said, with a fourth adding Mr Farage has ‘absolutely no shame’.
Earlier this week, it was reported that a record 430 migrants arrived in the UK in one day.
More than 8,000 migrants have crossed so far this year, with Monday’s record surpassing the previous daily high of 416 set in September 2020.
People are still risking their lives to cross the 21-mile Dover Strait, despite Home Secretary Priti Patel’s vow to make the route ‘unviable’.
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In Dungeness in Kent, around 50 people were seen landing on a beach in a single dinghy.
Some raised their hands in celebration as they walked up the beach, while others sat down on the shingle shoreline in the sun.
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