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More patrols promised as UK and France sign Channel deal to curb migration

By Jessica Elgot and Peter Walker

14 Nov 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

The U.K. and France are making a renewed attempt to stem the flow of refugees into southern England. It's unclear whether these measure will prove effective, the Guardian reports.

Rishi Sunak’s government has reached a deal with France to increase cooperation over asylum seekers and migrants using small boats to cross the Channel, with UK officers joining a beefed-up programme of French beach patrols.

The arrangement, signed on Monday morning, promises a 40% increase in the number of patrols to try to detect small boats about to make the voyage from France, with UK personnel taking part for the first time.

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