Congratulations Dan O’ Mahoney on your appointment as  “Clandestine Channel Threat Commander”. Thanks for introducing yourself. You have a tough task ahead of you. Let us hope that Home Secretary, Priti Patel, gives you the support and backing needed for you to complete the task ahead.

So “Looby”, where exactly, in mainland Europe, are the bombs these people are fleeing ?

Whilst it may not be illegal to cross the English Channel, why would anyone cross hundreds of miles of safe French countryside, only to pay huge sums of money to risk their life, and the lives of their children, by crossing the English Channel in woefully overloaded craft?

If these people had a legitimate right to enter the UK, they would use the scheduled ferries and Eurostar rail systems, to safely cross the Channel, and at a fraction of the cost. The fact that they don’t take the open, legal, safe routes implies that they are anything but legitimate.

If, as you say, anyone can apply for asylum, why haven’t these people ?

Why are they sneaking in, trying to avoid all the legitimate checks and balances ?

What are they hiding ?

This continuing lemming-like flow across the Channel makes no sense.