Priti Patel has been criticised for refusing to deny that that Home Office made plans to install a wave machine in the English Channel to deter migrants.
The home secretary said in an interview with The Sunday Times that it would be “remiss of us not to look at all the options” in reference to reports the government was planning to build new detention centres to house migrants.
When asked about reports earlier this week that she had asked Home Office officials to look into the possibility of a wave machine Patel told the newspaper: “That’s operational tactics and, quite frankly, I’m not going to start discussing operational tactics.”
Several figures criticised the home secretary over the interview on Sunday morning, with former transport secretary Andrew Adonis questioning the legality of the alleged plans.
One couple on this season of The Block were left scrambling during Wednesday night’s episode after getting some very negative feedback from the real estate agent who’ll be tasked with selling their home.
As real estate agent David Wood from Belle Property drops by The Block’s construction site for a visit, South Australian couple Daniel and Jade are particularly proud of one statement piece they’ve designed for their kitchen: a combined island bench and dining table, designed to “draw the eye,” as Jade puts it.
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One look at the plans and it’s clear Wood is worried.
“What did you think when you saw that big round bench that protruded out across the walkway?” a producer asks when the couple are out of earshot.
“It looked like