How Britons see arrival of migrants crossing English Channel

The arrival of refugees on small boats from France has dominated British media. The word “invasion” has been used by some politicians, with the people leaving France facing the ships of the navy and border forces.
A key part of Brexit was Britain taking back control of its borders.
Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports from Kent county.

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