IT has taken four prime ministers, five home secretaries, £140m in bungs to the Rwanda Government, £2m in legal fees to send precisely nobody to Rwanda.

Our government is obsessed with the idea of making immigrants a scapegoat for their failures, now that they can’t blame the EU for everything.

But the reason we have a housing crisis, no social care, record NHS waiting lists, schools that are falling down, poor public transport, one million people living in destitution and water companies pumping sewage in the sea is because of powerful people in Westminster, not powerless ones in boats.

Doug Clark