David Cameron: We need to stop migrants ‘breaking in’
15 August 2015
From the section UK
The government is aiming to make sure illegal immigrants cannot “break into Britain”, David Cameron has said.
The prime minister, who is marking the first 100 days of government, said the UK was taking its fair share of asylum seekers but said he wanted to stop people getting in “without permission”.
Mr Cameron defended his use of the word “swarm” to describe migrants crossing the Mediterranean to reach Europe.
The PM also promised to extend academy schools and defended July’s Budget.
In a wide-ranging interview with BBC News, Mr Cameron said:
Every school in England will be given the chance to convert to academy status.
He was “immensely frustrated” about delays in publishing the long-running Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq war.
He stood by comments he made about not serving a third term as PM, saying: “Ten years is a good, long time to be prime minister”.
Welfare cuts introduced by Chancellor George Osborne in the Budget would “make work pay”.
The British press had behaved “very well” in not printing paparazzi photographs of Prince George.
Cameron’s ‘100 days’ under scrutiny
Asked about preventing illegal migrants getting into the UK, Mr Cameron said: “A lot of people coming to Europe are coming in search of a better life.
“They are economic migrants and they want to enter Britain illegally and the British people and I want to make sure our borders are secure and you can’t break into Britain without permission.”
Source:: BBC UK