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Ben Habib orders Rishi Sunak to stop ‘murderers and rapists’ | Politics | News

Ben Habib orders Rishi Sunak to stop ‘murderers and rapists’ | Politics | News

[ad_1] Rishi Sunak has ordered to stop murderers and rapists from reaching UK shores by physically stopping boats in the English Channel. Ben Habib, deputy leader of Reform UK, was speaking days after telling TalkTV presenter Julia Hartley-Brewer he would leave people to drown if they jumped out of flimsy dinghies in the narrow waterway. In a combative defence of his position outlined in a comment piece for Express.co.uk, Mr Habib dismissed Mr Sunak’s Rwanda deportation plan – telling him instead to focus on preventing people from arriving on UK shores illegally in the first place. He wrote: “The only policy that will work to stop the boats is to stop the boats – physically – in the Channel. “Any other approach guarantees the boats will keep coming; life will be lost in the Channel; and the abhorrent people traffickers will be rewarded.” Paying the French Government to stop the boats was “not just a mugs game but deeply dangerous”, former Brexit Party MEP Mr Habib warned. He explained: “They have twigged that the more …

Ben Habib says a Reform UK by-election victory would be ‘politically seismic’ | Politics | News

Ben Habib says a Reform UK by-election victory would be ‘politically seismic’ | Politics | News

[ad_1] At a New Year’s press conference yesterday, Reform UK leader Richard Tice unveiled Brexiteer stalwart Ben Habib as his party’s candidate in the crunch Wellingborough by-election. Mr Tice described his candidate as “one of the strongest Brexiteers in the country” whom voters in the strongly pro-Brexit constituency could be confident would defend their interests in parliament. Speaking at the central-Westminster press conference, Mr Habib won laughter from the audience when joking: “My initial aim when I announced my rejoining of Reform UK in March last year, was the obliterate the Tory Party”. “They’ve beaten me to it!” He added it’s no longer sufficient just to beat the Tories at the General Election, but Reform must “lead the way and get seats in parliament”. Speaking to the Express after his unveiling, Mr Habib said the “sky’s the limit” in the Wellingborough by-election, and that a victory for Reform UK would be a “politically seismic event”. How confident are you about the by-election? I think the honest answer is ‘who knows?’ Let’s see what happens. But …