(Image: PA)The £54 million aid package would help fund a network of asylum reception centres in France to accommodate migrants before they attempt a crossing to the UK.However, the number of crossings halted by the French has increased by more than two thirds since the Home Secretary mentioned pulling the money.
According to the Home Office, there have been 2,923 attempted Channel crossings in the ten subsequent days after The Times revealed Patel was considering withdrawing the funds.In those ten days, the French have stopped 1,777 of them, which is more than the 1,115 people who made it to the UK.Read more: Daily Express »
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I hope she is taxing imports from France to pay for this....
Priti Patel criticises ‘selfish’ M25 protesters for ‘guerilla tactics’Group says insulating Britain’s home is ‘a total no-brainer’ ScrapNHSBill I wonder how Ms Patel thinks women got the vote? Sure it started with writing to MPs, marching with banners & chanting songs from afar, their protests went unheard - but people soon learned that direct action worked and now we live in a country where a woman can be Home Secretary
Covid-19: France suspends 3,000 unvaccinated health workersThe country has made Covid-19 vaccination mandatory for all healthcare and care home workers. Why someone in an office no where near the sick should be penalised is a bit weird. Why? The vaccinated can still get sick and pass it on.
France accuses UK, US and Australia of behaving like Trump over submarine dealDowning Street hailed the deal as a ‘landmark defence and security partnership’, but reaction from France has been less enthusiastic.
Biden angers France, EU with new Australia, UK initiativePresident Joe Biden’s decision to form a strategic Indo-Pacific alliance with Australia and Britain has angered France and the European Union with a go-it-alone move they see as a return to the Trump era This is why, the EU needs to federalise. The world is changing. So Russia China Middle East France Europe not so keen on Biden run US (not looking Good Joe) Glaube ich kaum ,EU und Frankreich sind selbstbewusst genug um sich nicht zu ärgern..ganz im Gegenteil freuen sich für USA!
France RECALLS its ambassador to the US amid row over US pactIn a stunning break with the United States' oldest ally, France has recalled its ambassador to the US after a blowup over a new pact between the US, Great Britain, and Australia. That's serious...😨 Pacific is a vast ocean. No good having subs that need surface refuelling Macron's choice between money and friends is crystal!
France recalls US and Oz ambassadors saying security deal is 'stab in the back'Australia tore up a 2016 deal with Paris worth £30bn for 12 diesel-powered submarines, a blow to French industry. You can’t stab a Frenchman anywhere else, they are always retreating 😂