Braverman officially declares boat migration crisis a ‘National Emergency’

The Small Boats Crisis will be declared a ‘national emergency’ by the Home Secretary.

The decision comes in response to a High Court case filed on Wednesday that seeks to prevent the government’s plans to lodge asylum seekers on a former RAF facility in Essex.

The Braintree Council will seek an injunction to stop the relocation of 1,700 migrants to the Wethersfield air station.

The declaration of a national emergency would give the Home Office the ability to disregard local authority objections if the plans involved Crown land.

The news comes as a number of Wirral MPs have slammed the government’s plans to lodge over 2000 asylum seekers on a ship in the Mersey.

The news comes as a number of Wirral MPs have slammed the government’s plans to lodge over 2000 asylum seekers on a ship in the Mersey.

Last week, the Home Office informed the local authority that officials are examining the Wirral Waters regeneration project as a location to house approximately 1,800 migrants in the coming months.

Wirral Waters is a £4.5 billion development currently under construction in Birkenhead.

A representative for the developers, Peel Ports, said that the proposals will be carried out in collaboration with the Home Office, subject to negotiations with the local council.

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