– Boat migrants flew from the channel to Dover
– Took helicopter from water to land
– The 45-minute journey in £20million helicopter cost taxpayer £30,000
45 minutes by chopper – Or 3 hours by ferry?
Helicopter – 100 miles in 45 min at 178mph – £30,000
Ferry – 3 hours at 10 knots – Tenner
Train – 1 hour at 100mph – £100
Easy Jet / Ryan Air – 30 min – Tenner
Boat – 2 hours at 10 knots – Nicked
Lorry – 3 hours – Tenner
Swim – 5 hours at 1 knot – Free
Walk – That one dude made it and he got to stay.
This £20million vehicle doesn’t come cheap. £3,000 to per hour. Plus there is the cost of fuel and pilots.
By contrast, the Queen regularly joins ordinary travelers by catching the ferry when she crosses the channel.
A member of the privy Council and former cabinet minister, Said: ”This is an outrageous waste of public money. At a time when everybody else is tightening their belts, it seems boat migrants are loosening theirs and the public are having to pick up the bill.”
*The prices, times and speeds are clearly made up.