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The Mayor of Calais says Britain has declared naval war on France


The Mayor of Calais said Britain sending the navy to police the canal was "a declaration of naval war" as the number of migrants making the dangerous crossing has risen sharply.

Mayor Natacha Bouchart responded to Priti Patel's formal request for help from the Department of Defense (MoD) as the number of people making the life-threatening trip continues to rise – with four boats carrying around 30 people this morning.

The Mayor of Calais said in an interview with France 3: “I think the (French) government would speak out against it.

& # 39; Here we are hostile to it. Instead of accepting migrants who would work in the black market, Boris Johnson would do better than teaching us how to better make laws to accept people in his own country.

"The British themselves created this hot air by not checking their own reception systems and being content with teaching and exposing the Calais people to this situation for too long."

Calais Mayoress Natacha Bouchart (pictured) said Britain sending the Navy to police the canal is a "declaration of sea war" as the number of migrants making the dangerous crossing soars.

A child is being assisted by Border Force officials today when four boats with around 30 people arrive this morning

A child is being assisted by Border Force officials today when four boats with around 30 people arrive this morning

At around 7:30 a.m. today, the Border Force brought men and women to Dover (pictured)

At around 7:30 a.m. today, the Border Force brought men and women to Dover (pictured)

A young child was approached by medical staff after traveling the canal

A young child was approached by medical staff after traveling the canal

The child was holding the hand of an officer and was spoken to by medical staff after the dangerous crossing

The child was holding the hand of an officer and was spoken to by medical staff after the dangerous crossing

A group of migrants were brought to Dover today by Border Force officers in Kent

A group of migrants were brought to Dover today by Border Force officers in Kent

So far this year at least 4,375 migrants have come to the UK by small boat - around 825 of them this month. Pictured: Migrants are brought to Dover today

So far this year at least 4,375 migrants have come to the UK by small boat – around 825 of them this month. Pictured: Migrants are brought to Dover today

Lawyers for asylum seekers who entered the UK by small boat crossing the canal have taken legal action to stop their deportation, which is due to take place on Wednesday. Pictured: Migrants are brought to Dover today

Lawyers for asylum seekers who entered the UK by small boat crossing the canal have taken legal action to stop their deportation, which is due to take place on Wednesday. Pictured: Migrants are brought to Dover today

A migrant woman holds her head in her hands while clutching a child after arriving at Dungeness Beach in Kent today

A migrant woman holds her head in her hands while clutching a child after arriving at Dungeness Beach in Kent today

Migrants sit on the shore speaking to a police officer after arriving at Dungeness Beach in Kent today

Migrants sit on the shore speaking to a police officer after arriving at Dungeness Beach in Kent today

As efforts to address the escalating migrant crisis increased today, it also found that:

  • Six boats carrying a total of 74 migrants were intercepted on Tuesday as they crossed the English Channel from France.
  • At least four boats with around 30 people reached Great Britain today.
  • Immigration Secretary Chris Philp and Home Secretary Priti Patel clashed with ice machines Ben and Jerry over plans to deal with the crisis.
  • The RAF aired the Border Force for the second time this week. A Poseidon patrol aircraft flew from Kinloss Barracks in Scotland to monitor the situation in the English Channel.
  • Lawyers for asylum seekers who have entered the UK in small boats across the canal have taken legal action to stop their deportation, which is due to take place later today

A military plane was sent out on Monday to monitor the canal and alert the coast guard and border forces of any new attempts to cross.

At around 7:30 a.m. today, the Border Force ship Seeker brought men and women to Dover.

You will be given a medical exam before being interviewed by immigration officials.

Last night a group of 22 migrants were spotted on a dinghy making the crossing.

So far this year at least 4,375 migrants have come to the UK by small boat – around 825 of them this month.

Speaking to reporters in Dover today, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage (pictured) said: “With all this harsh talk and daily action, it is becoming a national humiliation

Speaking to reporters in Dover today, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage (pictured) said: “With all this harsh talk and daily action, it is becoming a national humiliation

Farage (pictured) defended the use of the word "invasion" to describe migrants arriving in Britain by sea

Farage (pictured) defended the use of the word "invasion" to describe migrants arriving in Britain by sea

Speaking to reporters in Dover today, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said: “With all this harsh talk and daily action, it is becoming a national humiliation.

"Until people know they can't stay on this route, they'll just keep going."

He defended the use of the word "invasion" to describe migrants arriving in Britain by sea.

“I said in April that I thought there was going to be a summer invasion, by which I meant a very large number of people who are now illegally landing on our beaches.

“As it is, some end up on beaches, but most of them are picked up earlier. I think it's a pretty reasonable use of the word, yes. & # 39;

Farage (pictured) said, "I said in April I thought there was going to be a summer invasion, by which I mean a very large number of people who are now illegally landing on our beaches."

Farage (pictured) said, "I said in April I thought there was going to be a summer invasion, by which I mean a very large number of people who are now illegally landing on our beaches."

Migrants gesture as they arrive in port aboard a Border Force ship after being intercepted while crossing the English Channel from France on Wednesday

Migrants gesture as they arrive in port aboard a Border Force ship after being intercepted while crossing the English Channel from France on Wednesday

Migrants wearing face masks arrive aboard a British Border Force ship in Dover today

Migrants wearing face masks arrive aboard a British Border Force ship in Dover today

Migrants - including a child - disembark from a Border Force ship in Dover today

Migrants – including a child – disembark from a Border Force ship in Dover today

Lawyers for asylum seekers who entered the UK by small boat crossing the canal have taken legal action to stop their deportation, which is due to take place on Wednesday.

Immigration minister Chris Philp held talks with French officials in Paris on Tuesday to draft a "new comprehensive plan of action" to tackle the crossings after repeated raid plans failed.

After the meeting, he said: “Today I met with the French government to discuss the pressing problem of illegal small boat crossing of the Canal.

& # 39; We agreed that in order to stop these boats we would have to make the route completely unprofitable and discussed a new comprehensive joint operations plan to do just that.

A group of 22 migrants crammed onto a dinghy were seen stranded in the English Channel last night

A group of 22 migrants crammed onto a dinghy were seen stranded in the English Channel last night

The group, not wearing life jackets, huddled on the boat and waved at the camera

The group, not wearing life jackets, huddled on the boat and waved at the camera

The fully packed boat was photographed on the last leg of its journey across the canal

The fully packed boat was photographed on the last leg of its journey across the canal

French officials have blamed Britain's "hypocrisy" and "black economy" for increasing the number of migrants crossing the Canal in small boats (one of them last night).

French officials have blamed Britain's "hypocrisy" and "black economy" for increasing the number of migrants crossing the Canal in small boats (one of them last night).

& # 39; Our discussion covered all of the elements required to make this route unprofitable.

& # 39; We will work together in the coming days to further develop and agree on this new plan.

& # 39; Our new Channel Threat Commander, Dan O & # 39; Mahoney, will return to France next week for further discussions.

& # 39; I was also delighted that with the appointment of our Channel Threat Commander, the French will create a new National Commander for this critical issue who will be appointed very soon.

"These were positive conversations and both sides reaffirmed their joint commitment to make the route completely unprofitable."

Migrants trying to cross the canal are at risk of drowning if stopped by the Royal Navy.

Father Kamal Sadeghi, who is going on the dangerous journey with his wife and eleven month old daughter (pictured together), told The Times: “I am too tired to continue. If they try to stop us, I'll drown myself. & # 39;

Father Kamal Sadeghi, who is going on the dangerous journey with his wife and eleven month old daughter (pictured together), told The Times: “I am too tired to continue. If they try to stop us, I'll drown myself. & # 39;

Migrants are being brought to Dover port by Border Force officials this morning

Migrants are being brought to Dover port by Border Force officials this morning

Families preparing to sail from Calais to Britain claim that the stretch of water will become a "sea of ​​bodies" if the British government intervenes and sends them back to France.

The Christian convert Kamal Sadeghi prepares to take the dangerous journey with his wife and eleven-month-old daughter after he fled his home in Iran.

He told The Times, “I'm too tired to continue. If they try to stop us, I'll drown myself. & # 39;

Mr Sadeghi, 39, his wife Niki Karimi, 33, and their daughter Sava, who will be one on Sunday, lived in a tent in the Calais forest for ten days after they fled Iran after his wife's family objected had raised against their marriage.

He told the Times, “We just need a normal life. We have to get on a boat. If they try to stop us, I'll kill myself. I would jump in the water.

The family told the newspaper that they tried to stay in Slovenia three years ago after leaving their homeland but lost their savings to the "mafia" after being jailed with "300 single men" were.

French officials have blamed Britain's "hypocrisy" and "black economy" for increasing the number of migrants crossing the Canal in small boats.

Immigration minister Chris Philp held talks with French officials in Paris on Tuesday to draft a "new comprehensive plan of action" to tackle the crossings after repeated raid plans failed. In the picture one of the migrants who traveled to England today

Immigration minister Chris Philp held talks with French officials in Paris on Tuesday to draft a "new comprehensive plan of action" to tackle the crossings after repeated raid plans failed. In the picture one of the migrants who traveled to England today

British Border Force officials help migrants disembark from their HMC Eagle patrol vessel after arriving at the Dover marina

British Border Force officials help migrants disembark from their HMC Eagle patrol vessel after arriving at the Dover marina

Priti Patel's migrant war … against Ben & Jerrys: The ice giant attacks Twitter because the Home Secretary has asked the Navy to monitor the channel

Priti Patel was dragged into a new Cold War in Britain after facing ice giant Ben & Jerry & # 39; s.

The US company's UK branch criticized the Home Secretary's request for the Navy to prevent migrants from crossing the Canal, but a Home Office source hit back immediately saying Miss Priti's department doesn't care, "a brand of overpriced junk food "to upset.

The spit began when Ben & Jerry's UK Twitter account wrote, "We believe the real crisis is our lack of humanity for people fleeing war, climate change and torture."

The ministers should make it easier for the refugees to reach the country: “People would not go on dangerous trips if they had another choice. Britain has not relocated refugees since March, but wars and violence continue. What we need are safer and more legal ways. & # 39;

Ben & Jerry claimed that "people cannot be illegal" referring to the 1951 Refugee Convention, which states that entering a country illegally should not affect asylum applications.

The series of tweets ended with, "Let's remember that we are all human and have equal rights to life no matter what country we were born in. And again, for your back, people can't be illegal. "

In a Twitter thread, Ben & Jerry & # 39; s UK said that "stronger" borders are not the answer and that "people cannot be illegal".

In a Twitter thread, Ben & Jerry & # 39; s UK said that "stronger" borders are not the answer and that "people cannot be illegal".

A Home Office source told the BBC: “Priti is working day and night to put an end to these little boat crossings, which are being facilitated by international criminal gangs and are causing serious concern.

"If that means pissing off the social media team for a brand of overpriced junk food, so be it."

The dispute came when Miss Patel vowed to crack down on migrants who crossed the Channel.

She has asked officials to consider whether the Royal Navy could be used to reverse ships and has started talks with France to reduce the number of crossings that Miss Patel has described as "unacceptable".

However, critics say their suggestions could be illegal.

In maritime law, a captain of a ship is also expected to help any other vulnerable ship covering many of the small boats that carry migrants in the canal.

Six boats with a total of 74 migrants were intercepted from France across the English Channel on Tuesday.

Today another four boats with around 20 migrants set off for the British coast.

The Royal Air Force provided air support to the Border Force for the second time this week. A Poseidon patrol aircraft flew from Kinloss Barracks in Scotland to monitor the situation in the English Channel.

The UK's immediate right to benefits, health care, housing and the opportunity to work soon after arriving make the UK worth the dangerous journey, French officials claim.

Yusshka Mir, 36, a designer from Iran, told the Times, “What Boris Johnson doesn't understand is that if we can't get to England, it's better for us to die. I would drown myself. We will all die. & # 39;

Only one in five migrants who attempted to cross the Channel has been intercepted by France – as the country's politicians now claim, the newcomers are lured to Britain by its generous welfare state.

Immigration Secretary Chris Philp traveled to Paris on Tuesday to look for stronger enforcement measures – while Border Force continued to deal with crossings along the UK's south coast.

Mr. Philp said that the French authorities had captured "well over a thousand" migrants making the crossing this year, bThe numbers from January 2020 to August 6 show that the total number of small boat trips to the UK is around 4,100.

More than 600 people have only made the trip in the past few days, suggesting that the proportion of those intercepted is roughly a fifth.

Defense Committee chairman Tobias Ellwood told the Telegraph the French were "unable to handle the best of times" – and accused the country's authorities of being "half-hearted".

"Under normal circumstances, the French only prevent about half of the dinghies crossing the canal – but during the current climb, which is down to a fifth," he said.

"It is clear that we can only try to significantly reduce the success rate of the crossing with greater maritime cooperation with the British."

He also spoke out in favor of involving the armed forces "at this elevated time".

The deputy mayor of Calais, Philippe Mignonet, told the French newspaper Voix Du Nord that migrants risk the crossing "because they can work in the black economy if they want, because there are no controls, either on the street or at work" .

"I fear a tragedy at sea one day, but the British blame us for their own hypocrisy," he said.

Bernard Barron, President of the National Society for Rescue at Sea in Calais, added that migrants "now rule the sea and with GPS assistance, wait until they are in UK waters to send an SOS call".

He said the UK government would criticize migrants for traveling. "But they don't criticize themselves and question the reasons that make their country so attractive."

Lawyers for asylum seekers who have entered the UK in small boats across the canal have taken legal action to stop their deportation, which is due to take place on Wednesday.

After the Paris meeting, Philp spoke to reporters that the "sheer numbers" crossing the Channel were "totally unacceptable" to both the French and British governments. So it is clear that more needs to be done.

Migrants were intercepted today on a RIB from France to Dover. The men and women were taken to Dover by the Border Force ship Seeker around 7:30 a.m. and given a medical check-up before being questioned by immigration officials

Migrants were intercepted today on a RIB from France to Dover. The men and women were taken to Dover by the Border Force ship Seeker around 7:30 a.m. and given a medical check-up before being questioned by immigration officials

It is believed that at least four boats carrying around 30 people reached Britain this morning

It is believed that at least four boats carrying around 30 people reached Britain this morning

"And that is exactly what is being achieved with this new, comprehensive action plan that we are working on," he added.

Mr Philp did not want to comment on the details of the plan but claimed that there were a number of measures, some of which are new and which are currently under discussion.

He said it was "premature" to talk about financial commitments at this point as the plans were still being finalized.

However, he insisted that both countries "renewed and reaffirmed their absolute commitment to ensure that this border is properly monitored and that this route is fully terminated".

The newly appointed Commander of the Secret Channel Threat, Dan O & # 39; Mahoney, who has traveled to Paris with Mr Philp, will return to the continent early next week to continue talks with France and to appoint his own commander.

The government was again criticized nine months ago for warnings that migrants would resort to more dangerous routes because of their own policies.

Migrants were given masks and blankets at Dungeness Beach in Kent today

Migrants were given masks and blankets at Dungeness Beach in Kent today

Around 30 migrants made the crossing this morning. It comes a day after at least 74 out of six ships made the dangerous 21-mile crossing of the Dover Strait - the world's busiest shipping lane.

Around 30 migrants made the crossing this morning. It comes a day after at least 74 out of six ships made the dangerous 21-mile crossing of the Dover Strait – the world's busiest shipping lane.

Migrants disembark after arriving at Dover port this morning

Migrants disembark after arriving at Dover port this morning

The men could be seen on the edge of the French side of the canal and were not moving as their boat's outgoing engine had failed. A group of cross-channel swimmers returning to the UK saw the ship wobble in the water around 5 p.m. yesterday and alerted

The men could be seen on the edge of the French side of the canal and were not moving as their boat's outgoing engine had failed. A group of cross-channel swimmers returning to the UK saw the ship wobble in the water around 5 p.m. yesterday and alerted

Home Secretary Priti Patel drove to Dover Monday and was seen disembarking a police boat that had been in the canal earlier that morning

Home Secretary Priti Patel drove to Dover Monday and was seen disembarking a police boat that had been in the canal earlier that morning

A report by the Committee on Foreign Affairs published in November said: "Policies that focus solely on closing borders will encourage migrants to go more dangerous and leave them in the hands of criminal groups."

Home Secretary Priti Patel was a member of the committee at the time of his investigation.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been accused of using inflammatory language after describing migrant boat crossing as "very bad and stupid and dangerous and criminal".

He also hinted at changing laws to address the problem, while Downing Street said Brexit would help as it would end the "inflexible and rigid" requirements for reviewing and reviewing asylum applications.

Das Innenministerium hat das Verteidigungsministerium offiziell um Hilfe gebeten. Am Montag wurde ein Militärflugzeug ausgesandt, um den Kanal zu überwachen und die Küstenwache und die Grenzstreitkräfte auf neu auftretende Überquerungsversuche aufmerksam zu machen.

Aber der Abgeordnete von Calais, Pierre-Henri Dumont, sagte, die Einberufung der Marine sei eine "politische Maßnahme", die zeigen soll, dass die Minister Maßnahmen ergreifen, und warnte, dass dies "nichts ändern wird".

Das Innenministerium hat das Verteidigungsministerium offiziell um Hilfe gebeten. Am Montag wurde ein Militärflugzeug ausgesandt (Bild), um den Kanal zu überwachen und die Küstenwache und die Grenzstreitkräfte auf neu auftretende Überquerungsversuche aufmerksam zu machen

Das Innenministerium hat das Verteidigungsministerium offiziell um Hilfe gebeten. Am Montag wurde ein Militärflugzeug ausgesandt (Bild), um den Kanal zu überwachen und die Küstenwache und die Grenzstreitkräfte auf neu auftretende Überquerungsversuche aufmerksam zu machen

Der jüngste Aufschrei folgt einem ähnlichen Sturm im letzten Sommer, als ein weiterer Anstieg der Kreuzungen Herrn Johnson veranlasste, Großbritannien zu warnen, bereit zu sein, die Migranten zurückzuschicken, die es geschafft haben – Kommentare, die von Aktivisten als "irreführend und entzündlich" eingestuft wurden.

Seitdem gab es eine Reihe von Treffen zwischen britischen und französischen Ministern und Beamten, jedes Mal mit dem Versprechen, mehr Vereinbarungen oder Ressourcen zur Lösung des Problems zu versprechen.

Bella Sankey, Direktorin von Detention Action, sagte: "Jeder" umfassende Plan "muss einen sicheren und legalen Weg für diejenigen schaffen, die sonst eine Kanalüberquerung riskieren würden, sonst ist er weder ein umfassender noch ein wirksamer Plan."

"Diese Verhandlungen mit französischen Kollegen sind zum weiteren Scheitern verurteilt, es sei denn, die britische Regierung kann aufhören, Einhörner zu jagen, und eine prinzipielle und edle Führung zeigen."

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