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UK, France trade barbs over migrant    Middle East conundrum

Started 22-Sep by AuntBetsie; 346 views.
AuntBetsie

From: AuntBetsie

22-Sep

More than 14,000 people have made the crossing this year, according to a count by Britain’s Press Association news agency. In 2020, about 8,500 people made the journey, and several died in the attempt.

UK, France trade barbs over migrant crossings of Channel.

LONDON (AP) --- Britain and France traded barbs Thursday over what to do about a growing number of migrants trying to cross the English Channel in small boats. After the British government briefed British newspapers that U.K. Border Force vessels could intercept boats and send them back to French waters, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said France would “not accept any practice contrary to the law of the sea.” Migrants have long used northern France as a launching point to reach Britain, either by stowing away in trucks or on ferries, or -- increasingly since the coronavirus pandemic disrupted international travel -- in dinghies and other small boats organized by smugglers. The British and French governments have worked for years to stop the journeys, without much success.


Posted: September 9, 2021 8:49 AM
Updated: September 10, 2021 8:11 AM

https://www.kxly.com/i/uk-france-trade-barbs-over-migrant-crossings-of-channel/

HerbSouth

From: HerbSouth

22-Sep

Aunt Betsie Boop!

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AuntBetsie

From: AuntBetsie

28-Sep

A few of the opposition politicians and refugee groups in Britain say turning back boats in the Channel would be impractical, dangerous and so-called illegal.

AuntBetsie

From: AuntBetsie

28-Sep

Tony Smith, a former head of Britain’s Border Force, said trying to force back overloaded and often unseaworthy boats would be ''highly dangerous.''

''The top priority in my book, under the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea, is the preservation of life above all else, and so both the French and the British should be committed to that, and making sure that nobody dies'' -- he said.

Guard101

From: Guard101

1-Oct

The lefty need gullible voting people without minds?

Harold27Z

From: Harold27Z

1-Oct

''The top priority in my book, under the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea, is the preservation of life above all else"

Then the bastard is reading the wrong book.  He needs to read "Mein Kampf".

AuntBetsie

From: AuntBetsie

6-Oct

thumbsup sweat_smile

And the greedy MEDIA loves it all!

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