Border Force Cuts
On the day we leave the EU Customs Union, our border force is very likely to experience a substantially increased workload.
With this day fast approaching, would a responsible government increase or decrease the Border Force budget?
Border Force Budget 2012/13 (£ million)
Border Force Budget 2016/17 (£ million)
A reduction of £59 million in four years.
The Prime Minister’s Explanation
When Mrs May was asked in the House of Commons about Border Force cuts, she said:
I reassure my hon. Friend that we are maintaining the capabilities he talked about, but we are delivering them in a different way. He and I have discussed a particular contract that is no longer in place. What Border Force has done is look to see how it can work in a variety of ways to provide that capability, including, obviously, by working with the Royal Navy.
This is the same Navy, that is so strapped for cash because of Mrs May’s government, that it cannot find the sailors, the fuel and the supplies to put its warships to sea!
UKIP’s Message to the Government
Henry Bolton, Leader of UKIP says…
It beggars belief that the Conservative government has deliberately run down the UK Border Force.
Given our imminent departure from the EU and the massively increased threat of illegal immigration that we face, the Conservatives are being mindbogglingly negligent
UKIP in power would, unlike the Conservatives, immediately reverse the cuts to Border Force and would then increase its budget further, by increments of £50m per year for a further 5 years.
Henry Bolton OBE, Leader of UKIP
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