Channel deaths: Boris Johnson sets out five-point plan to address crossings following tragedy

Channel deaths: Boris Johnson sets out five-point plan to address crossings following tragedy

Boris Johnson has offered to work with France to "move further and faster" in order to tackle small boat crossings and avoid a repeat of the "appalling tragedy" in the Channel that left 27 people dead. The prime minister has written to President Emmanuel Macron and set out five steps he thinks both sides should take "as soon as possible". Mr Johnson's letter comes after 27 people - 17 men, seven women and two teenage boys and a girl - died near Calais on Wednesday while trying to cross the English Channel to the UK in a flimsy boat. Tonight I have written to President Macron offering to move further and faster to prevent Channel crossings and avoid a repeat of yesterday’s appalling tragedy which claimed the lives of at …
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