Illegal Channel Migrants Threaten to Drown Themselves if Denied Entry to UK
Migrants warn they will jump overboard if their boats stopped by authorities
Boatloads of illegal migrants, crossing the English Channel from France to Britain, are threatening to drown themselves if their boats are stopped by border authorities.
The migrants say they will jump overboard if the Royal Navy stops them and denies entry to the UK.
Illegals planning to make the crossing to British shores from Calais warn the stretch of water will become "a sea of bodies" if the UK government intervenes and sends them back to France.
Kamal Sadeghi, a migrant from Iran, is preparing to make the dangerous journey by boat from the French coast with his wife and 11-month-old daughter.
"I am too tired to carry on," Sadeghi told The Times.
"If they try to stop us I will drown myself," he warned.
"We need to get on a boat," Sadeghi continued.
"If they try to stop us I will kill myself. I would jump in the water."
On Wednesday, the Mayor of Calais Natacha Bouchart said sending the British Navy in to help the crisis would be "a declaration of maritime war."
This comes as French officials have blamed the UK's "hypocrisy" and "black economy" for increasing the number of migrants crossing the Channel in small boats.
Dozens of boats carrying hundreds of migrants were intercepted crossing the English Channel from France in recent weeks.
The Royal Air Force was providing aerial support for the Border Force for the second time this week, with a Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft flying from Kinloss Barracks in Scotland to monitor the situation in the English Channel.
Britain's immediate entitlement to benefits, healthcare, housing, and the possibility of working soon after arriving are what makes Britain worth the hazardous journey, French officials claim.
Responding to plans to send the Royal Navy in to stop migrant boats, the Calais mayor said in an interview with France 3: "Technically I don't even know how they would do, and I think the [French] government would oppose it.
"Here we are hostile to it," Mayor Bouchart continued.
"Rather than accept migrants who would work in the black market, Boris Johnson would do better than to teach us lessons, would be better to create better laws to accept people in his own country.
"The British themselves have created this hot air by not reviewing their own reception systems and are content to hand out lessons and by subjecting the people of Calais to this situation for too long."
Yusshka Mir, 36, another illegal alien from Iran, told the Times: "What Boris Johnson does not understand is that for us it is better to die if we cannot reach England.
"I would drown myself. We will all die."