The UK-France Channel migrant deal costing the British taxpayer an eye-watering £480m each year has come in for a fresh bout of criticism.
Footage appearing to show boozed-up officers in Calais enjoying a raucous night out has thrown into question whether there is a vigour to halt the perilous crossings carried out by asylum seekers on a daily basis.
An investigation by the Express found officers funded by UK taxpayers have admitted to brazenly allowing small boats to sail to the UK.
Rishi Sunak is under pressure to fulfil his promise of halting small boats, which he confirmed as one of his top five priorities.
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In a desperate bid to halt the progress of migrants, Britain has signed eight agreements with France since 2014.
Despite the Government set to provide a further £467million over the next three years, the crisis appears to be growing ever stronger.
GB News presenter Patrick Christys has launched a scathing rant about the lack of decisiveness from French officers, claiming the “only winners” from the vast funds being pumped into them from UK taxpayers appears to only be benefiting bar owners in Calais.
“British taxpayers are paying for French police to get drunk, grope women, start fights and joke about how they don’t even want to stop Channel migrants”, he said.
“The Express saw officers buying bottles of spirits, costing hundreds of pounds, touching up women and starting fights, reportedly.
“Rishi Sunak says the money we’re sending is really making a difference. It is. The officers have all got liver cirrhosis!”
Huge numbers of migrants are still coming to Britain via small boats PA
The probe included one officer from the Compagnies Républi-caines de Sécurité division claim “it’s not our job” to stop migrants departing from Calais.
“A couple of days ago I let a family go that wanted to leave. They touched my heart”, he said.
“Before we are cops we are humans. When I see those migrant families I just want to let them be - I should not say that - but we cannot welcome all the misery in the world in France.”
Officers were also spotted indulging into the early hours of the morning with intense drinking sessions.
Officers were said to be buying bottles of spirits costing hundreds, before groping women and starting fights.
GB News’ Christys added that the only winners from the whole scenario appears to be local bar owners.
He said: “It was great work by the Express to unearth this, but let’s be honest, it was hardly the most sophisticated investigation in the world, was it?
“Go to Calais, hang around a pub and see what the border guards are up to.
“If that is all it took to prove that the only winners from the migrant deal that we’ve got with the French are the Calais bar owners, then good grief.”