Nick Thomas-Symonds – 2020 Comments on Death of 16-Year Old in the English Channel

Comments made by Nick Thomas-Symonds, the Shadow Home Secretary, on 19 August 2020.

The news of the death of a 16-year-old boy in the Channel is heartbreaking and our thoughts are with his loved ones.

The Government’s response to the situation in the Channel has been lacking in compassion and competence.

Ministers urgently need to step up work with international partners to find a humanitarian solution to this crisis, which is costing lives.