Labour Shadow Home Secretary: Nick Thomas-Symonds.
Let's face it, Home Secretary Priti Patel and her solutions to the migrant crisis are a bloody mess. The latest solution she has come up with is to send the Channel crossing migrants, to Albania. Just as Australia, agreed with Papua New Guinea, to re-locate Australia-bound migrants, to this second country. However, the Albanian Foreign and European Minister refuted this. Saying, no such agreement had been reached, with the UK.
Before this, Ms Patel suggested sending migrants to Ascension Island and St Helena, located in the Atlantic. However, this petered out and there was no more mention of it. Probably because, the inhabitants of these islands, did not want to host strangers on their islands. This may seem, at first, uncompassionate, but these island communities, have finite resources and struggle to look after their own people, without hosting incomers.
Boris has charged the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, (Stephen Barclay), to work with other government departments, to find a solution, to the migrant crisis. I would say, a 'final solution', but these two words, carry with them baggage, from the Holocaust.
Prit Patel, herself, has criticized the EU Schengen Agreement. This allows states of the European Union, to accept people crossing their borders, passport-free. This also, according to Ms Patel, has made it easy for migrants to cross into France and try and cross the Channel. Ms Patel has a point, however, her own inaction is not helping either.
Migrants crossing the Channel, often in unseaworthy boats mainly make it to UK shores or are picked up by the Royal Navy, Coast Guard, or RNLI operatives. However, that said, many have died making the hazardous crossing in weeks gone by.
It seems the French, are quite happy, despite different agreements with the UK, to see these migrants leave northern France. And why, wouldn't they be, after all, once these people are out of French waters and heading for the UK, it is not their problem, anymore. Certainly, Macron's anti-UK stance hasn't helped either.
Labour's Shadow Home Secretary, equivalent to Priti Patel, has said Labour would do things differently. Nick Thomas-Symonds told Sky News, that his opposite number in government, Priti Patel had shown "incompetence" in dealing with the migrant issue. And, to leave the migrant crisis to fester as it is, without any adequate solution is "dangerous".
However, Health Secretary Sajid Javid defended his Tory colleague saying despite the huge tide of migrants coming here Ms Patel had a "great track record". That track record of providing security and protection to people "genuinely fleeing persecution".
Nick Thomas-Symonds told Sky News that if Labour were in government now, they would reintroduce a rule that migrants must stay or be relocated, to the first country, they arrive in.
It's one thing saying this, but how would Nick Thomas-Symonds, fare as Home Secretary with this issue? Of course, Nick is right, the agreement allows migrants to settle in the first country they come to. Where they will be safe and secure and will be allowed to stay if they are genuinely fleeing persecution.
Labour knows that the government has promised to tackle migration and immigration, no matter where they come from. But on Priti Patel's watch, the government has failed miserably on this. Ms Patel may talk tough but in reality, that is all it is, talk.
There are genuine fears, in the political class, that voters may turn to far-right parties if the migration issue isn't dealt with. This is where Labour must keep hammering home, the issue of migrant mismanagement by Patel and this Tory excuse, for a government.
Lately, Labour has soared in the polls, because the ghost of Tory sleaze has returned to haunt the government. So, with both migration and sleaze, Labour has been handed two political weapons to use against the clown and his circus government.
Let not Labour, waste these chances gifted to them and press home with precision, an all-out assault, on this shambles of a government.