Breitbart London’s editor in chief Raheem Kassam appeared on Channel 5 news this evening debating against the editor of the Politics.co.uk website about the Prime Minister’s use of the phrase “bunch of migrants”.
The story captured the national media today, with news outlets ignoring harder hitting stories such as the gunfight in the very same migrant camp that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visited, and indeed the testimony before the European Parliament by the European Commissioner Jonathan Faull on the country’s EU referendum.
Nevertheless, the debate on the Prime Minister’s use of the word “bunch” to describe a… bunch of migrants was seized upon in the media. Mr. Kassam branded the debate as “nonsense” and “trivial” and jokingly pointed to a Twitter poll which currently shows that his followers would prefer them to be called a “Merkel of migrants” – after the German Chancellor who has precipitated the EU’s migration crisis.
If not "bunch", what should we call a #bunchofmigrants?
— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) January 27, 2016
Mr. Dunt, speaking in response, claimed that there were women and children in the Calais and Dunkirk migrant camps who Britain should take in and process – despite the Dublin convention stating that migrants who wish to claim asylum or refugee status should be processed by the first European country they arrive in.
And Mr. Dunt’s points about women and children were skewered too, as Mr. Kassam highlighted how the Human Relief Foundation recently pulled its aid from Calais after finding that 95-97 per cent of migrants dwelling in the camp were fighting-fit, men who were burning food and clothing. According to the organisation’s deputy chief executive, they are economic migrants who should not be there in the first place.