A British student from Loughborough who claims he is a “war tourist” is now planning to cross the English Channel in a dinghy after completing his “Taliban Adventure”.
Miles Routledge, a physics student at Loughborough University, has previously visited Ukraine at the start of Putin’s invasion, sofa surfed with the Taliban in Afghanistan and expressed interest in visiting North Sentinel Island.
He doesn’t seem satisfied with just these travels though, as the Birmingham native released a Tweet yesterday asking where he can find a dinghy to cross the English Channel in.
Taking to Twitter, he said: “I'm about to do a very silly and impulsive trip but I need some help. Where do the immigrants in France usually put their inflatable boats in the water to paddle to England?”
Upon reading this, his devoted followers were quick to give advice and also, with one user saying: “I'd think Calais is the quickest place to start from.”
Others were quick to show their concern, saying: “pretty dangerous on a little boat”
“For Miles I think that’s a plus” replied another follower.
Of course many people were concerned about the intentions of the trip as well as the danger. Data from the Home Office suggests that 28,381 people were recorded as arriving by small boat last year.
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Miles’ next dangerous expedition is similar to those made by refugees and talk of the journey has seen some seem to be worried about his welfare despite his frequent visits to numerous war torn countries.
“Most boats don't make it, it's really sad and horrendous, trust me don't do this” said one of his followers who works for the military.
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“I think you’re encouraging him” another replies.
While it’s not certain whether Miles has found an appropriate dinghy or has decided to do this, it is clear that some Twitter users are finding his antics a bit tiresome.
One follower jokingly said: “You know there are easier, safer, and cheaper ways to dispose of your phone?”
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