A TALK TV presenter has suggested that the UK “should point weapons” at migrants attempting to cross the Channel.

It comes the week after Tory Party chair Lee Anderson faced fierce criticism for claiming that migrants with concerns about accommodation in the UK should “f*** back off to France”.

Speaking on Jeremy Kyle Live, TV presenter and podcaster James Whale said: “Well sadly people die all over the world and it sounds terrible but someone’s got to say it.

“Quite frankly, there are more people dying on the roads. I’m worried about them. I am concerned that these people who are called migrants are nothing more than criminals.

“They are not migrants at all. They are paying enormous amounts of money to criminal gangs to criminally come to this country and who knows what they’re going to do.

“Most of them seem to be breaking the law, running rackets. If this was, I said this before, if this was a land border we would have the military stopping people breaking in.

“We have a moat around this country. We should be able to deal with this quite easily. We should have the Navy in the Channel.

“We should be pointing our weaponry at these people coming here illegally. This country can’t cope. And this, whatever any of my friends here say, this is how the majority of people in this country feel.”

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Many took to Twitter to react to the comment with some calling on media watchdog Ofcom to investigate what was said.

Journalist Savan Qadir said: “Now we have these people saying ‘Navy should point their guns’ on people crossing the Channel.

“How can this be allowed on TV?”

Many others echoed his thoughts and took issue with Whale’s comments, with one user describing them as “dangerous” while another said they were “disgusting”.

A third added that the rhetoric was “obscene" while someone else said it was "truly sickening". 

A weekly report of programmes with more than 50 complaints made against them is made available every Wednesday on Ofcom's website and all complaints are assessed against the Broadcasting Code.