Blackpool South MP Scott Benton appeared last night (Tuesday 1st November) on Nigel Farage’s flagship GB News Show to defend Suella Braverman, who has been accused of using inflammatory language after describing the arrival of asylum seekers on England’s southern coast as an ‘invasion’. Scott said the use of the word ‘invasion’ was correct.
This debate comes after the Home Secretary had told Parliament, ‘The British people deserve to know which party is serious about stopping the invasion on our southern coast and which party is not. Some 40,000 people have arrived on the south coast this year alone. Many of them facilitated by criminal gangs, some of them actual members of criminal gangs. So, let’s stop pretending that they are all refugees in distress.’
During the interview, Scott Benton agreed with many of the points on the current situation put forward by Nigel Farage, whose views on this issue are well-known. Benton told Farage that the migrant crisis was ‘a national embarrassment’ and that if the PM Rishi Sunak does not get a grip of this crisis ‘we’re absolutely toast at the next general election – make no mistake about that!’
Whilst the strap line ‘Towns Fight Back’ appeared on the screen, MP Benton claimed that police officers in Blackpool had told him that the vast majority of serious organised crime in ‘the job trade’ is Albanian.
You may watch the five minute interview, which also mentions the use of hotels in Blackpool, here: