THE UNITED KINGDOM and France agree to tackle the migrant passage crisis.
The UK and France have finally struck a new deal to tackle migrants crossing the Channel with more officers patrolling the beaches and “cutting edge” surveillance technology deployed, the Home Office said. The latest figures show that in its year alone, more than 8,000 people have reached the UK after making the dangerous crossing on small boats this year as numbers have risen. This comes despite the wish of the Minister of the Interior in 2019 to make these trips a “rare phenomenon”.
Priti Patel and French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin have now signed an agreement in which they “reaffirmed their commitment to make this path unsustainable”. The Interior Ministry said the number of French officers patrolling the beaches will double from December 1 – although the exact amount has not been disclosed due to “operational sensitivities”.
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