France says Boris Johnson is "unacceptable" after he criticizes British immigration policy

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France says Boris Johnson is "unacceptable" after he criticizes British immigration policy

A source from the French interior ministry told POLITICO: We find the open letter from the British prime minister unacceptable. Priti Patel is not invited anymore to the ministers. Macron said that Johnson's letter, published by the British leader on Twitter, was not a serious way of handling matters. Macron said at a press conference in Rome that he's surprised when things are not done seriously.

Mr Johnson suggested five steps that he felt could reduce the crossings.

In each other s territorial waters, joint or reciprocal maritime patrol operations are carried out in each other s territorial waters.

Reciprocal airborne surveillance by manned and unmanned aircraft, perhaps flying under joint insignia

The joint intelligence cell work has been enhanced with better real time intelligence sharing to deliver arrests and prosecutions on both sides of the Channel.

He stated that this would have an immediate effect and would reduce if not stop the crossings, saving lives by fundamentally breaking the business model of the criminal gangs by introducing a bilateral readmission agreement to allow all illegal migrants who cross the Channel to be returned. When Britain left the EU, it was no longer able to use the bloc's system for returning migrants to the first member state they entered. A government minister revealed last week that just five people had been returned to Europe after making it to Britain in 2021, compared to 294 people who had crossed in small boats returning in 2020 - when the transition period was still in place. Can't see the poll below?

France has accused Britain of a poorly managed immigration system and said Britain is politicising the migrant issue for domestic gain. Since 2019 Priti Patel has been the Home Secretary for Immigration. In 2020, the joint Anglo-French intelligence unit was launched by Priti Patel and Gerald Darmanin to tackle the criminals involved in organising dangerous Channel crossings. Ms Patel and Mr Darmanin emphasised their shared commitment to returning boats in the Channel to France rather than allowing them to reach the UK at the time. But the Prime Minister has admitted that these efforts haven't been enough READ MORE: Audience member slams leaders inaction and leave over refugee crisis.

Speaking in the House of Commons on Wednesday, Priti Patel said that she is prepared to do whatever is necessary to secure the area's French beaches so that vulnerable people do not risk their lives by getting into unseaworthy boats. Speaking about her cooperation with France, Ms Patel said that the United Kingdom has given its unflinching and generous support to France to end this terrible trade in people smuggling. We are not working just to end these crossings because we don't care or we are heartless, the United Kingdom has a generous humane approach to asylum seekers and refugees. Scholz plan to strip Germany of sovereignty shows that the EU is right.

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Her Labour counterpart, Nick Thomas-Symonds, accused Ms Patel of blaming everyone but herself over the migrant crisis. Shadow home secretary, Thomas-Symonds, said in the Commons on Monday that the Government has already spent over 200 million taxpayers money on deals with the French authorities that are not working. The situation is getting worse. How will the Government make sure it is transparent as to how the money is spent? He added that the Home Secretary has made pledges that the route will be unviable, but as usual with this Government, it is all empty rhetoric and broken promises. The Times reported that Boris Johnson has appointed Cabinet Office Minister Steve Barclay to help Ms Patel and review the crisis after being exasperated at rising crossings. Mr Thomas-Symonds went on : Who is in charge of immigration policy, is it the Home Secretary or the Cabinet Office and isn't it the fact that another Cabinet minister has lost control of this dangerous situation? According to the Conservative Home League tables, Ms Patel has been one of the least satisfactory members of the Cabinet since July. She hit her lowest September result, as the number of people who have crossed the English Channel in small boats this year is now three times the total for the whole of 2020. More than 25,700 people have made the journey this year, according to the data collected by the Press Association. Those who try to cross the border have been noted to come from a number of countries, including Afghanistan, Syria, Syria, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kuwait, Turkey, Palestine, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Yemen, Guinea, Mali, Chad, Somalia, Niger, Libya and Albania.