Britain’s military has confirmed it’s been asked by the government to help prevent people from reaching the UK from France in small boats, as local authorities said they sought a “significant reduction” in people reaching their shores.
On Thursday, 235 people landed or were brought ashore from boats in the English Channel, a record number for a single day.
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In This Story: France
France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.