After the appalling deaths of 27 migrants attempting to cross the Channel on Wednesday, Steven Woolfe writes that the fault lies clearly on the French side of the Channel, and we should look no further than he who resides at the Élysée Palace.

The 25th November 2021 will forever be known as a day of European shame. A day when 27 people drowned in the freezing cold waters of the Channel seeking to get to Britain. A day feared but expected by those who warned of crisis. It was also the day President Macron's bloodstained hands were shown to be all over a policy that did little to stem the flow of illegal migrants across the Channel. Nor have his efforts done anything to deter the evil profiteering of a determined, well-funded, skilful and embedded people trafficking business.

As the political fallout from the deaths raged and anger grew at his failures even among his allies. The Mayor of Calais blasted the President's government for failing to tackle mafia style "smuggling gangs".

In such tragic circumstances, President Macron sought to take the moral high ground by claiming that "he will not let the Channel become a cemetery". He promised a crisis meeting with French Prime Minister Jean Castex where solutions and answers to this tragedy would be provided. Immediately, show arrests were made.

However, the only crisis that President Macron is concerned about is the crisis in his polling following a visible failure of his immigration policies. Such a policy failure has been seized upon by his political opponents, including Marine Le Pen and the rising challenger Eric Zemmour, and the elitist Parisian left, from whom we have seen an outpouring of faux grief.

As the bodies floated away towards the Atlantic, so did the moral superiority of the French body politic. Their wilful inaction caused these deaths. Their determination to push migrants to Britain caused this. Their enmity and hatred of a British Brexit caused this. Their arrogance, disdain, concept haughtiness and pomposity caused this.

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The blood of the innocents is on the tongues of their leaders. It rolls down the Champs-Élysées like a turgid river of deceit and fills the echo chambers of a Brussels. They who gave comfort and succour to masses of lobbyists and agent provocateurs who rubbished those of us seeking to stop the migrants from coming over and warned of the power of the gangsters.

The blood of the innocents is steeped into the souls of a European elite who champion appeasement with people traffickers and wave a white flag to their profit seeking from flooding the borders of Europe with the mass of desperate, determined and financially able of the poorest nations on earth. Still, the blood of the innocents doesn't just lie in the halls and chambers of Europe. It is on the fingers of every civil servant, politician, guided lobbyist, and church advocate who spend their days expanding their immigration industry empires and personal coffers.

For whilst Boris Johnson may be "shocked, appalled and saddened" and vows to continue efforts to seek out ways of stopping the boats, the immigration industry advocates obstruction and delay, and denounces efforts to prevent mass illegal immigration into this country.

They campaign to overturn legislation that could prevent it. They have obstructed the Home Secretary's attempts to implement tougher legislation. They target their opponents with malicious rhetoric, and stop flights of failed applicants from leaving. They too should hang their heads in shame. Their own arrogance of moral superiority is neither moral nor superior; it is a lesson in self-interest, protectionism and defection that leads to further suffering and pain. It offers false hope and burdens society.

It is never their personal money spent supporting the huge costs to the state of rescuing and housing those crossing. Nor their homes or streets filled with the consequences of people trafficking migration. Their children are not those who suffer the consequences of terrorist actions or their children floating in the Atlantic because they said the door is open to all.

In Shakespeare's play, Macbeth, tortured from killing his friend Duncan with a knife, went to his wife and said "Will all great Neptune's ocean wash away this blood clean from my hand?" Neptune has washed away the blood of those who fell for the traffickers con, but our leaders have also washed their hands clean and begin a new day of doing nothing to stop the flows that can only end in future disasters.

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