France’s far-right leader, who opposes accepting refugees in Europe, criticized the French government’s actions against human traffickers.
Marine Le Pen, a presidential candidate in France for the far-right Front National party, said Thursday in an interview with BFM television about the deaths of refugees off the French coast in the English Channel: “Obviously, every time we are confronted with an incident like this, we are horrified.”
Pen went on to add that government inefficiency in dealing with migrants and human trafficking networks leads to tragic events.
The French presidential candidate, deploring the infiltration of migrants into Britain through France, said that asylum seekers in France have better access to social assistance, health care and all other services than anywhere else.
Recall that 31 migrants died after their boat capsized while crossing the Channel from France to Britain.
French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin announced that there were 34 people aboard the boat, 31 of whom died, two were rescued and one was missing.