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The Brexit Party leader tonight shared a video on Twitter in which he visits the £54-a-night Rivenhall Hotel in Witham, Essex, which is the Conservative MP's constituency.

Home Office chiefs have tonight apologised after an ‘error’ led them to house asylum seekers in a hotel situated in the Essex constituency of Home Secretary Priti Patel.

Bosses at the Home Office say they have launched a ‘full review’ into their operation of finding temporary accommodation for asylum seekers who arrive in the UK without a home to go to. 

It comes after Brexit party leader Nigel Farage today claimed a hotel in Ms Patel’s constituency had been used to house asylum seekers after they had crossed the English Channel from France.

The former UKIP MEP tonight shared a video on Twitter in which he is seen visiting the £54-a-night Rivenhall Hotel in Witham, Essex – the Conservative MP’s constituency.

In the video he claims asylum seekers were being put-up at the three-star-rated hotel, which is fully booked until January next year.

Mr Farage said the allegations were ’embarrassing’ for Ms Patel, who he said had ‘led the charge’ for the Conservatives in criticising the migrant situation and whose Home Office are responsible for providing accommodation to homeless migrants.

While sharing a shortened version of his seven-minute long video, he also accused the MP of ‘taking Britons for a ride’. 

The Brexit Party leader tonight shared a video on Twitter in which he visits the £54-a-night Rivenhall Hotel in Witham, Essex, which is the Conservative MP’s constituency.

He claims asylum seekers are being put-up at the three-star-rated hotel, which is fully booked until January next year, after crossing the English Channel from France

He claims asylum seekers are being put-up at the three-star-rated hotel, which is fully booked until January next year, after crossing the English Channel from France

It comes as the latest figures show more than 900 migrants have arrived in Dover this month as calmer waters over the Channel present an opportunity for crossings in small boats.

No fewer than 4,468 people have made the perilous crossing this year.

It also comes after the Home Secretary last night sparked a diplomatic row by claiming in a private meeting with MPs that migrants were crossing the Channel to escape ‘racist’ France, where they feared they would be tortured. 

It comes after the Home Secretary last night sparked a diplomatic row by claiming in a private meeting with MPs that migrants were crossing the Channel to escape 'racist' France, where they feared they would be tortured

It comes after the Home Secretary last night sparked a diplomatic row by claiming in a private meeting with MPs that migrants were crossing the Channel to escape ‘racist’ France, where they feared they would be tortured

In Mr Farage’s video, posted to his 1.6million followers, the former UKIP MEP starts by referencing a YouGov poll, released on Thursday, which said 73 per cent of Conservative and Brexit voters are ‘concerned or very concerned’ about Channel migrants.  

He later turns his attention to Priti Patel, saying: ‘Leading the charge for the government in terms of criticism of all of this is the Home Secretary.

‘She has said what is happening in the Channel isn’t just unacceptable, she said that it is shameful.

‘But what may cause Priti Patel a problem, isn’t just that the tough talk at the moment is leading to no action and no change at all, but I think she may be about to get some criticism from her own constituents.’

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He later says the Rivenhall Hotel, which was closed during the Covid-19 lockdown, claimed on its website to have reopened on August 3.

Mr Farage said following a tip-off he attempted to book a room at the hotel, but found he couldn’t as it was full until next year.

The MailOnline has also checked the hotel’s website for booking availability and found the next available date to be January 3, when 28 rooms are available, each costing £63. 

In the video, Mr Farage then enters the hotel before questioning a worker about the availability of its rooms, before leaving soon after.

He is later told to leave the property, before the video cuts to the former MEP sitting down with a drink.

Mr Farage said following a tip-off he attempted to book a room at the hotel through its website (pictured), but found he couldn't as it was full until next year

Mr Farage said following a tip-off he attempted to book a room at the hotel through its website (pictured), but found he couldn’t as it was full until next year

The MailOnline has also checked the hotel's website for booking availability and found the next available date to be January 3, when 28 rooms are available, each costing £63

The MailOnline has also checked the hotel’s website for booking availability and found the next available date to be January 3, when 28 rooms are available, each costing £63

In the video, Mr Farage enters the hotel before questioning a worker about the availability of its rooms, before leaving soon after

In the video, Mr Farage enters the hotel before questioning a worker about the availability of its rooms, before leaving soon after

He is later told to leave the property, before the video cuts to the former MEP sitting down with a drink

He is later told to leave the property, before the video cuts to the former MEP sitting down with a drink

After leaving the site, Mr Farage then tells the camera: 'Now we can see it (asylum seekers being given hotel accommodation) is now happening in leafy Essex, in Priti Patel, the Home Secretary's own constituency'

After leaving the site, Mr Farage then tells the camera: ‘Now we can see it (asylum seekers being given hotel accommodation) is now happening in leafy Essex, in Priti Patel, the Home Secretary’s own constituency’

After leaving the site, Mr Farage then tells the camera: ‘Now we can see it (asylum seekers being given hotel accommodation) is now happening in leafy Essex, in Priti Patel, the Home Secretary’s own constituency, the person who has been the most vocal and the most critical of what is going on in the English Channel.

‘And yet here it is on her doorstep and more significantly on her constituents’ doorstep.’  

In an earlier video, posted as a tease to what he described as his ‘bombshell’ allegations, Mr Farage said: ‘Priti Patel talks tough as Home Secretary, remember, she was going to end the cross-channel migrant crisis by Spring of this year, well its getting worse.

‘A thousand people have come in the last nine days alone.  They’re being put up and housed in hotels all over the country.

‘There is now a migrant hotel in her own back yard and her constituents are not happy.’

The Rivehall Hotel is a hotel in Witham, Essex, which has a three out of five star rating on both Google and TripAdvisor

The Rivehall Hotel is a hotel in Witham, Essex, which has a three out of five star rating on both Google and TripAdvisor

Responding to the allegations, a spokesperson for the Home Office said: ‘On Friday afternoon (14 August) the Home Office became aware that an error was made in placing asylum seekers.

‘This error was the result of operational failures where the correct policy and procedures were not followed.

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‘The Home Office has a statutory obligation to provide asylum seekers who would otherwise be destitute with accommodation.

‘But they should be placed in major conurbations wherever possible so that appropriate support and services can be more readily provided.

‘As this is not the case in this instance, alternative accommodation provision has since been sought in accordance with the Immigration Asylum Act 1999 and the Asylum Support Regulations 2000.

‘A full review of this operation is now being conducted.’

MailOnline contacted the Rivenhall Hotel for a comment but did not receive a response at the time of publication. 

Today’s video has been released after the Mail On Sunday revealed that between 20 and 50 hotels across Britain are being used to house migrants who have crossed The Channel.

Owners of accommodation, including four star hotels, are benefitting from the £4bn ten year contract.

The estimated monthly cost to accommodate each of migrant is thought to be around £560.

Responding to the Mail on Sunday’s investigation, a Home Office spokesman said: ‘A spokesman said: ‘The UK has a statutory obligation to provide destitute asylum seekers with accommodation and support whilst their application for asylum is being considered. 

‘Any temporary measures are kept under review and we are working with local authorities across the UK to secure the suitable longer term accommodation that is required.’  

An investigation by The Mail on Sunday can reveal that at least 20 – and perhaps as many as 50 – hotels across Britain are being used to house migrants who have made the perilous crossing on small boats across the English Channel (pictured, people believed to be migrants outside the Royal Hotel in Hull city centre which is housing migrants)

An investigation by The Mail on Sunday can reveal that at least 20 – and perhaps as many as 50 – hotels across Britain are being used to house migrants who have made the perilous crossing on small boats across the English Channel (pictured, people believed to be migrants outside the Royal Hotel in Hull city centre which is housing migrants)

Home Secretary Priti Patel was in Dover earlier this week as refugees continued to make the dangerous crossing from France To England

Home Secretary Priti Patel was in Dover earlier this week as refugees continued to make the dangerous crossing from France To England

Mr Farage has faced backlash for referring to the arrival of men, women and children arriving on Britain’s shores as an ‘invasion’.

Bafta-winning documentary maker and Syrian refugee Hassan Akkad said this week: ‘It’s definitely not an invasion. 

‘It’s ironic, Britain did invade Iraq and Afghanistan, but if Iraqis and Afghans now want to seek asylum in Britain then it’s ‘not our problem’ and we call it an invasion.

‘British made bombs are being dropped on Yemeni people and if Yemeni decide to flee and seek asylum in Britain, it’s ‘not our problem’.

‘I think the whole refugee and migrant issue is being exaggerated, it’s being used as a distraction because one per cent of the refugee population is in Britain.’

A baby was among at least 15 migrants to be intercepted while crossing the Channel to the UK today

A baby was among at least 15 migrants to be intercepted while crossing the Channel to the UK today

At least 15 more people arrived in the UK today, including a baby, after Border Force intercepted five vessels carrying 65 people yesterday.

Yesterday the Royal Navy was called in to help Border Force police the Channel for the first time since January 2019. 

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On Saturday evening the Ministry of Defence announced that it was sending a specialist team to provide support for ‘the daily running of Border Force operations’ after another 90 people made the crossing on Friday. 

The deployment comes after 10 consecutive days of landings, with refugees seen possing for selfies as they wait to be picked up in the English Channel. 

A task-force of around a dozen officers will help to plan and organise operations while working alongside Border Force officials, according to The Sunday Telegraph.

‘Civilian authorities are not used to fast paced, large scale and constantly changing situations in the same way as the military. That’s what we do,’ an MoD source told the newspaper.

The Government has been facing mounting pressure to address the large numbers of people arriving on UK shores across the channel.

So far, this year has seen 4,500 people have made the dangerous journey this year. In contrast, the whole last year saw 1,800 people cross, and fewer than 400 in 2018.

Across The Channel in Calais, French officials have removed more established refugee camps, forcing migrants to move to more remote areas. 

Refugees preparing to cross the Channel are staying at a makeshift camp after French authorities carried out evictions at larger sites earlier this week.

Refugees preparing to cross the Channel are staying at a makeshift camp after French authorities carried out evictions at larger sites earlier this week. 

Ms Patel sparked a diplomatic row last night by claiming migrants were crossing the Channel to escape ‘racist’ France, where they feared they would be tortured.

The Home Secretary’s inflammatory remarks, in a private meeting with Tory MPs, infuriated French politicians. One blasted: ‘Madam Patel is not a politician who does much thinking.’

But the row came as Europe’s top judges condemned France for ‘degrading and inhumane’ treatment of asylum seekers in forcing them to sleep rough for months in ‘constant fear of being attacked or robbed’. 

Tory MPs taking part in the Zoom conference call with Ms Patel also said she claimed to have been frustrated in her efforts to crack down on the Channel migrant crisis by No 10 – although both sides denied that last night. 

The private web chat with the Home Secretary came amid mounting anger on the Tory backbenches over how the Government was handling the migrant crisis. One MP claimed Ms Patel had told them: ‘France is a racist country. They would rather come to England.’

Last night, Government sources strongly denied that, insisting that the Home Secretary had only been passing on what migrants had been saying about France.

One stressed: ‘Priti made clear these were migrants’ views – not hers’, adding that the Home Secretary thought claims of possible torture if they returned to France were nonsense, pushed by activist lawyers. 

MailOnline has approached the Home Office regarding Mr Farage’s video. 

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RAMMSTEIN @ Estádio da Luz, Lisbon

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Four years have passed since Stadium tour belonging RAMMSTEIN started in Germany. Much more since the itinerary was originally announced, and given the pandemic, it has been just under 365 days since tickets for the Portugal concert went on sale. However, after such a long wait for the return of the German band to the national soil, the day finally came when the titans of industrial metal honored us with their presence again. It was the stadium debut of a band that first visited us with two performances in 1998 at Paradise Garage and Hard Club and the national audience saw it grow step by step. Despite the absence we’ve been left with for the past decade (the last show here dates back to 2013 at the then Pavilhão Atlântico), the arrival of the Germans turned Lisbon into a black sea. In fact, a simple trip to the supermarket in the morning would be enough to realize that people from all over the country (and not only) have gathered there, the Portuguese almost all with backpacks on their backs, converging to host a group that is about to celebrate three decades careers. According to some, recent accusations that Till Lindemannthe band’s lead singer, has become the subject of much conversation on social media and the media in recent months – a story unfortunately repeated in the entertainment world.

Let’s face it, it was the national date for the third route Stadium tour on the Old Continent RAMMSTEIN arrived in Portugal in disgrace rather than grace. Even so, the metro ride to Estádio da Luz was electrifying. Inside, we were greeted by a sea of ​​people all along the useful perimeter, with bars packed to capacity and a cool breeze that began to rise in the late afternoon, chasing away any shadow of a potential stadium elephant. Whether you think about it or not, or realize that the future seems increasingly uncertain for the band (or for the band with Till), the truth is that everything is set to welcome you with open arms. You can understand why if you look ahead. A gigantic stage dominates the stadium with several towers dotted across the lawn. Up there, the gray sky is preparing to receive all the explosives that will be detonated all night. Let’s face it, it’s not every day that we go to a show where we have to spend a few very long minutes to even grasp the size and scope of everything that lies ahead of us. And yes, even though the lineup had been circulating widely since the start of the tour, expectations were still high for it. performance in itself. But let’s start because this scene is really impressive; built to recreate an impressive dystopian cityscape that could very well have emerged straight from the classic silent “Megapolis”from Fritz Lang, which is easily confused with the futuristic structure of the current SLB home. Result with the French ABELAR playing piano versions of the classic headliners (on a dais at midfield left), it was just right for a band with such a penchant for imposing, dramatic gestures to shine in all their glory.

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We could try to distort the text as much as we like, and at times it may even seem pointless to write about a show of force like that RAMMSTEIN. They are a HUGE, fiery band when needed; the choreography is thought out to the smallest detail – and, in truth, they have set the standard for what a great concert can be over the past two decades. with every tour becoming even larger and more imposing than the previous one, by this time nothing will allow them to give anything but an exceptional concert. Despite the restrictions, this unmissable event of the year also proved to be no exception to this rule, and once again the idea that no one represents a live show like these people was strengthened. The main export of German metal became famous for two reasons; they cause more explosions than a fireworks factory fire and play music at such a volume that it can often be heard 17 kilometers from where they play. Well, the same thing happened here, with a powerful and loud sound (perhaps too low in the place where we were present at the concert), well supported by sound towers strategically placed so that everyone can hear everything in loud and clear sound. . With the volume pumped up, you could feel the bass rumble through the foundation of the stadium. Taken into account: nothing much has changed on the stage since we last saw them, but everything has gotten bigger, much bigger.

01. ram song | 02. Links 2-3-4 | 03. Punish me | 04. Poisonous | 05. Yearning | 06. My heart burns | 07. Puppet | 08. angst | 09. Time | 10. Germany | eleven. Radio | 12. my part |13, Do you have | 14. sonne /// Anchor 1 /// 15. Engel | 16. Foreigner | 17. You smell so good | 18. Without you ///Bis 2/// 19. Rammstein | 20. I want | 21. Goodbye

Four minutes late – 9:34 p.m. seems to have been strategically chosen to ensure that the musicians would only take the stage at night – and the stadium went dark. To the sounds “Music for the Royal Fireworks”now made an anthem RAMMSTEIN, the group’s symbol hangs on the screen of the structure’s giant central tower. The stage lights up as we see Lindemann being lowered in the elevator. The first flames appear and RAMMSTEIN start engines, as is known, with the help of “Rama Song”. Cell phones stay in the air, capturing the moment, but bodies move to the sound of always benevolent “Links 2-3-4”with priceless Christian “Doctor Flake” Lorenz to remain unstoppable on the treadmill next to the keyboard, while the audience alternately dances and shakes their heads, lulled by undeniable hooks. Journey into the past withPunish me” e”Yearning“, how in “poisonous” in the middle of the passion subsided a little. This or all approached what he saw. After that there is a feeling “My heart burns” and alivePuppet” they made everyone sing in unison again. For two hours, the sold-out crowd at the Estádio da Luz not only saw the band play some of their greatest hits. It really happened. Played almost all big games hitsA “Germany”A “Do you have”A “My Part”A “Sonne”A “I want” and even the song of the same name, but it was the show itself – performance – which turned out to be completely out of this world.

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The level of pyrotechnics is indescribable: Lindemann wears a wheel on his back, spewing fire in all directions, and the guitarists Paul Landers e Richard Kruspe armed with two huge flamethrowers attached to their guitars and firing huge flames. There are more innocent things like huge guns confetti which envelop the entire stadium with paper tapes. And everywhere there is fire, a lot of fire. At times, heat was felt on the face, anywhere from the lawn to the stands farthest from the main structure, and waves of pyrotechnics lit up not only the stage, but also the four towers that towered above the crowd and left them. dark puffs of smoke hang in the sky. There was literally a feeling that we were among the rubble of some devastated post-futuristic city. Then there were more earthy things, with a small stage arranged in the middle of the hall (slightly to the left of those who are facing the stage), where musicians joined the crowd. ABELAR interpret “Engel”, which opened the first Encore. After that, the band members returned to the main stage in inflatable rubber boats and attacked the luxurious trio, consisting of “Foreigner“,”You smell so good»e«Without you“. in a second bis planned, but still very much in demand) there was still time to listen to “Rammstein“,”I want“and, at the moment of farewell, very appropriate”Goodbye“.

The images in the gallery are from GEORGE BOOTS.

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Exposed. Images Proving Thiago Rodriguez Wasn’t Defeated, He Just Fell

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Brazilian actor Thiago Rodriguez, 42, was exposed by CCTV footage near the site where he was allegedly attacked and robbed. After all, he had just fallen from the structure on which he was sitting, and hit his head and face on the ground, which led to injuries.🇧🇷 He ended up lying on the floor for about 30 minutes until he was rescued by two people passing by who helped him. The case angered the Brazilians.

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It was the Brazilian Civil Police itself that released the CCTV images showing that the thesis defended by the Brazilian actor, who is currently starring in the TVI soap opera Quero É Viver, is not true. Police Chief Bianca Lima confirmed to Record TV’s Domingo Espetacular that the fall was the cause of the actor’s injuries, not the robbers’ aggression.

The images were captured by cameras at a commercial establishment located in Plaza Santos Dumont in Rio de Janeiro, 200 meters from the Jockey Club where Thiago went to party and was expelled from. According to the records, it was 5:40 in the morning when the actor sat on a metal structure, which is located in the square, lost his balance and fell face down on the ground. Only at about 6:10 am he was rescued by two people passing by. However, it is not clear if these people stole the actor’s mobile phone, which has since disappeared, or if Thiago simply lost it in the fall.

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As a result of the fall, the actor received cuts on his head and was even forced to put a few stitches on his head. After that, Thiago went to file a complaint with the police, claiming that he was attacked and robbed by criminals. But that theory didn’t make much sense as the actor still had the wallet and backpack he had that night. “A backpack with things, a wallet and a rope were with him. And we wondered if anyone who goes for such violence would take only a mobile phone,” the police chief explained.

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After all, Thiago Rodriguez was not beaten. The actor will be left alone – News

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Brazilian authorities have denied the story of an alleged attack that allegedly targeted Thiago Rodriguez. The police, agreeing with the video, which is already circulating on social networks, indicate that the actor did fall alone.

Security cameras in buildings near where Thiago Rodriguez was found show him sitting on an iron and falling forward moments later.

The G1 website guarantees that the authorities will suspend the investigation into a possible robbery, given that “the investigation has proven the absence of criminally significant facts.”

However, it is still necessary to understand where the actor’s mobile phone is located. The police, according to the same media, are trying to understand if it was stolen when Thiago was lying on the ground unconscious.

Recall that the 42-year-old artist said that he was robbed at the exit of a bar in Rio de Janeiro.

Thiago Rodriguez is part of the cast of the soap opera Quero É Viver currently airing on TVI.

Watch the video below, published by the Brazilian press, in which you can see the fall of the actor.

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