Can David Cameron Keep His Anti-Immigration Promises?
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Prime Minister David Cameron’s government has been forced to amplify its anti-immigration rhetoric after migrants attempted to breach the Channel Tunnel from France. Meanwhile, Eurosceptics now have yet another reason to prompt Britain to quit the EU. Images from the French port city of Calais showed how hundreds of migrants from North Africa and the Middle East attempt to get into the U.K., which is why Prime Minister’s opponents accuse Cameron of failing to control immigration, which he had promised to do when elected in May. Cameron’s opponents are also widely talking about his inability to deliver the promises to reduce net annual migration to the tens of thousands from the hundreds of thousands.
Therefore, it must be pointed out that the Calais events will probably make it harder for Cameron to find the right words for British people to vote for staying in the EU. Cameron has also promised to revise Britain’s relations with the EU before the referendum on membership by the end of 2017. Thousands of migrants living in Calais keep on trying to reach the U.K. while both France and U.K. struggle to end of what is apparently a migrant crisis.
Nine of migrants have been killed trying to cross the border. The number is likely to rise as migrants still attempt to get into the U.K.
In other news, Yemen crisis has escalated on Tuesday with pro-government forces retaking the country’s largest airbase against Houthi rebels, according to government officials. Popular Resistance said it had managed to capture the key buildings at Al Anad air base near the southern Yemeni city of Aden. The armed faction added that the fighting was continuing.
After the intense fighting in recent days, a great number of casualties have been reported at the airbase. However, there is no data as to how many that would be. The news comes after pro-government forces and air strikes from a Saudi-led coalition retook Aden just two weeks ago. As of now, the Iranian-backed Houthis control most of Yemen. However, they have been driven from Aden in recent weeks. The unrest in Yemen began last year when the Houthis started claiming government-owned infrastructure and got to the capital, San’a, in September.
Images via AFP/Getty Images/Philippe Huguen, PA Wire, Rob Stothard/Getty Images, Getty Images | Written by MYC Bulletin Writer Polina Tikhonova