The surge in people trying to reach the UK by crossing the Channel is “completely unacceptable”, the immigration minister has declared – after talks with French officials in Paris. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe)
Chris Philp promised a “comprehensive plan” to cut off the route entirely, although quite how he would achieve that isn’t yet clear. More than 4,000 people have already made the risky crossing on small boats so far this year – with Border Force patrols picking more people up by the 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.