UK and France promise new migrant crossings plan, says minister


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The UK and France are working on new measures to staunch obstruct migrants from crossing the English Channel, an immigration minister has demanded.

Chris Philp said French officials had agreed the crossing should be pretended “unviable” during talks in Paris.

He added the UK was prepared to support the plot financially, but it was too early to make commitments.

More than 4,000 in the flesh have successfully crossed the Channel on small boats so far this year.

Say something or anything to after the talks, Mr Philp said the UK and France had expressed a “shared commitment” to emanate a recent rise in channel crossings.

He added that the UK’s new Clandestine Moat Threat Commander, Dan O’Mahoney, would hold further talks in France next week.

The The cloth of Defence said on Monday it had sent an RAF Atlas transport aircraft to assist Border Force spot small boats trying to cross the Conduit.

The Home Office had asked defence chiefs for help to deal with transients making the crossing.

Around 700 people have been performed to the UK since last Thursday, including 74 migrants on six vessels seized on Tuesday.

Mr Philp said French authorities had intercepted over a thousand people this year, but the slues making the journey was “completely unacceptable”.

‘Working at pace’

He said a new “full action plan” would aim to make sure migrants would “be struck by no reason at all to come to France in the first place”.

“We have worked on a intersection operational plan with the objective in mind of completely cutting this route,” he mentioned.

“We’re going to be working at pace in the coming days to make that scheme a reality.”

Asked for details of the plan, he said he would not discuss “operational” themes yet, but “a number of measures, some of them new” were being discussed.

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Mr Philp said the UK was hoping to induce a “fresh approach” to the issue of migrant returns after its post-Brexit transformation period, due to end in December.

The government has said it wants a new agreement to replace the primary EU law in this area, the Dublin regulation, which the UK has to follow until then.

The organization allows EU states to transfer asylum seekers to other countries in the bloc to include their applications processed.

Mr Philp said the law contained a “number of constraints” which survived transferring asylum seekers “a little bit harder than we would homologous to.”

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