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UK seeks ‘tougher action’ from France on Channel migrants

AFP
London
Britain on Saturday urged France to get tougher on stopping migrants using the Channel to reach the UK, with one minister saying the crossings were “unacceptably high”.
The call came after Border Force figures showed 96 migrants were intercepted by police on Friday. Twenty four hours earlier, official figures showed at least 202 migrants managed to cross to Britain in 20 boats, a single-day record.
“The number of illegal small boat crossings we are seeing from France is unacceptably high,” said immigration compliance minister Chris Philp “And migrants continue to arrive in Calais to make the crossing. The French have to take tougher action.”