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There is no ‘solution’ to Channel crossings – there is only a humane response

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Politicians need an answer to every problem, even when there isn’t one. Pretending to be omniscient and omnipotent is in the job description – though the result is that public trust leaches away, since some problems d...

Channel crossings are an English issue, says French minister

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Senior French ministers have accused the UK of operating a labour market akin to slavery and called on London to open safe routes for migrants, as the two governments continued to deflect blame for last week’s drownin...

Priti Patel blames ‘evil’ gangs for Channel crossings but the reality is far more complicated

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The government repeatedly insists that sophisticated criminal networks are driving the Channel crossings by people seeking asylum in Britain. Of all the contested claims advanced by the home secretary on the issue, Dit...

UK minister downplays tensions with France over Channel crossings crisis

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A Home Office minister has downplayed the diplomatic row between France and the UK over the refugee crisis in the Channel, insisting it was time to “draw up new creative solutions”. The British prime minister, Boris J...

On Channel crossings, France is sick of UK ‘outsourcing’ problems

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France has reacted furiously to what officials variously called a “mediocre, unacceptable and wholly inappropriate” letter from Boris Johnson to Emmanuel Macron about the migrant Channel crossings. The French interior...

Not doing enough? France senses policing alone won’t stop risky crossings

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Behind Boris Johnson’s suggestions, in the wake of the Channel drownings, that France was not doing enough to stop small boat crossings, lies a more complex picture. There is a growing sense among charities and the Fr...

UK ministers urged to ‘stop playing politics’ over Channel crossings

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More lives will be lost in the Channel unless urgent action is taken to stop “playing politics with people’s lives”, ministers were warned as desperate refugees vowed to keep attempting the perilous journey. The grim ...

Macron calls for greater cooperation from UK over refugee Channel crossings – video

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Emmanuel Macron has stressed the need to develop 'stronger and responsible' partnerships with Britain and Europe after at least 27 mense, including women and children, died on Wednesday trying to cross the Channel on...

Covid nuus regstreeks: South Korea reports record daily cases; US to require vaccination proof at all border crossings

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South Korea may impose emergency measures as Covid cases soar just weeks after the country reopened; the US will call for all essential nonresident travellers crossing its land borders to be vaccinated

Priti Patel put under ‘immense pressure’ by No 10 and Tory MPs over Channel crossings

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Priti Patel is being put under “immense pressure” from Downing Street and Conservative MPs over government efforts to halt Channel crossings in small boats, with No 10 refusing to say the home secretary had done a goo...

Priti Patel beats on against the ceaseless small-boat Channel crossings

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Priti Patel, for so long the darling of the Conservative party’s hard right, is having a difficult weekend. Once again, she is grappling with the same issue that has dominated her tenure as home secretary – how to sto...

'Verwoerd' Boris Johnson beveel hersiening na Kanaal-kleinbootkruisings

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Boris Johnson het 'n hersiening van die Kanaal-kleinbootkruising beveel om 'n manier te vind om die aantal mense wat sulke reise vanaf Frankryk maak, te verminder. Daar word gesê dat die eerste minister "ontstig" geword het dat daar is ...

Decathlon stops canoe sales in northern France to curb migrant crossings

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The sport equipment retailer Decathlon will no longer sell canoes in the north of France to prevent migrants from attempting to use them to cross to England. Tuesday’s announcement came as hundreds of people crossed t...

Bishops hit out at ‘criminalisation of Good Samaritan’ over Channel crossings

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Twelve Church of England bishops have accused the government of criminalising “Good Samaritans” who seek to save the lives of migrants crossing the Channel in small boats. The bishops, who speak on asylum and refugee ...

Priti Patel to meet French minister over migrant crossings

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Priti Patel is to hold meetings with the French interior minister, Gérald Darmanin, after a tense exchange between the two countries over the number of migrants crossing the Channel to the UK. The talks on Wednesday f...

Hoe die Covid -pandemie tot meer kanaaloorgange gelei het - video -verduideliker

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'N Rekord aantal mense sal na verwagting vanjaar in klein bote die kanaal na die Verenigde Koninkryk oorsteek om asiel aan te vra. Te midde van die coronavirus -pandemie, meer as 10,000 mense het reeds die gevaarlike en potensieel geva ....

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