Talking on BBC Radio 4’s Globe At A single, he mentioned: “This will not stop the migrant disaster. Buying them up at sea does not fix the dilemma of not giving them again.
“We never have an settlement with France to give them back however.
“All you’re performing as is a extremely economical conduit for people smugglers, with migrants remaining picked up pleasant and safely by a royal navy warship.”
Lord West extra that despite the fact that Navy involvement could possibly protect against deaths it would do absolutely nothing to resolve the wider concern of migration.
“I don’t believe it will make any variation genuinely to the trouble of much more coming across.
“Because if I was a men and women trafficker, I would say to them all, ‘Get in your tiny boat and go out there, the royal navy is now in manage of all of the transport that is searching out for you, you will be picked up and then you will be taken to Britain and then you are fairly properly on your way’.”
The final decision to involve the military services is imagined to be amid a sequence of “Operation Red Meat” actions.
This consists of saying a collection of populist procedures aimed at the main Tory support in get to strengthen the Key Minister’s lousy poll rankings.
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A crew beneath Rear Admiral Mike Utley, has been set in charge of “Operation Isotrope” – which will determine the job the military services may well be capable to make to offer with the migrant crossings.