Migrants make most of calm weather to cross English Channel in hope of fresh opportunity | ITV News

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    More terrified people crammed into overcrowded and barely seaworthy dinghies made it to the English coast today – hours after a new record for the annual number of migrant crossings was set.

    As they continued to arrive, some brought into port, others apparently abandoning their craft on beaches, the Home Secretary Priti Patel was facing the wrath of MPs.

    Appearing before the Home Affairs Select Committee, she was forced to defend last night’s announcement giving France an extra 54 million pounds to help clamp down on migrants.

    One furious member of her own party called it “throwing good money after bad”.

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