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UK PM Johnson orders review into English Channel migrant crisis -The Times

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UK PM Johnson orders review into English Channel migrant crisis -The Times
UK PM Johnson orders review into English Channel migrant crisis -The Times   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021   -  

<div> <p><span class="caps">LONDON</span> – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered a cross-government review into the migrant crisis as he is “exasperated” by a failure to stem the number of crossings from France, The Times reported on Saturday.</p> <p>British frustration at the number of migrants illegally crossing the English Channel from French shores has resurfaced in recent days after more than 1,000 refugees reached southern England in a single day last week. Some 22,000 migrants have made the crossing this year.</p> <p>The Times said Johnson has drafted in cabinet office minister Stephen Barclay to oversee government attempts to find solutions and ensure departments beyond Priti Patel’s interior ministry play their part.</p> <p>It said lawmakers in Johnson’s Conservative Party have warned him that the migrant crisis risks becoming a big electoral issue, undermining his pledge to control Britain’s borders.</p> <p>Johnson’s Downing Street office had no immediate comment.</p> <p>On Thursday French President Emmanuel Macron said Britain was oscillating “between partnership and provocation” and called for more collaboration.</p> <p/> </div>