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Entertainment "A failure of Boris Johnson": the Calais drama revives the Franco-British tensions

14:35  25 november  2021
14:35  25 november  2021 Source:   europe1.fr

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Alors que vingt-sept migrants ont perdu la vie mercredi dans le naufrage d'une embarcation au large de Calais, ce drame vient remettre sur la table la question de la coopération entre la France et la Grande-Bretagne et les échecs de la politique migratoire en place. Avec la réunion de crise convoquée jeudi matin par Jean Castex, l'heure est à la recherche de solutions pour démanteler les réseaux de passeurs. © Bernard Barron / AFP while twenty-seven migrants lost the life Wednesday in the sinking of a boat off Calais, This drama comes back on the table the issue of cooperation between France and Great Britain and the failures of migratory policy in place. With the crisis meeting convened Thursday morning by Jean Castex, the time is looking for solutions to dismantle smugglers.

Twenty-seven migrants died in the sinking of a boat off Calais Wednesday, while they were trying to win Great Britain. This drama, qualified as "tragedy" by Prime Minister Jean Castex, is the most murderer since flexée in 2018 migratory crossings of the Channel. But how to dismantle smugglers? This is precisely all the issue of the crisis meeting called Thursday by the Prime Minister.

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"France will not let the round become a cemetery" , also asserted Emmanuel Macron by asking for the "immediate strengthening of the means of the Frontex agency at the external borders" of the EU. But in Britain, Boris Johnson accuses France not to fulfill his share of the contract for migratory flows. He asks to intensify the measures to prevent crossings.

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So far, efforts have not been sufficient, says it. It is a complaint that the United Kingdom has been doing France for several months. In September, London had even threatened not to pay a promised financial assistance of nearly 63 million euros if Paris did not reinforce his patrols. Boris Johnson also advocates for greater collaboration between the two countries on this subject. That's what he explained Wednesday night after an emergency meeting of his government. "It's time to work together and do everything in our power to break these gangsters who are doing despite their murders," he said. The British Prime Minister proposes to send officers on the French beaches to help control departures.

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"Deepen Cooperation"

This is also what the British MP for the Douvre riding, which met Wednesday night at the British chain Sky News. "People are safe in France and they need to stay safe in France. It means that we have to ensure that there are more important patrols on the French beaches, that the boats are encouraged to do Half-round closer to France, "she launched that since the beginning of the year, 22,000 migrants managed to cross the sleeve from the French coasts to arrive at Dover.

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She also called upon to take firm and fast actions with France, in order to put an end to this "absolutely horrible" situation. "There is already an English presence in France and we have French police at the frontiers, here in the UK. This system has been put in place there are a number of years and it works very well. I would like that this cooperation is in depth, "she continued.

But for Natacha Bouchart, the Mayor of Calais, this dreadful drama comes from a series of failures in the management of the migratory crisis, especially from Great Britain. "I thought I saw a lot of things in terms of migration difficulties, not. It is the culmination of failures in relation to this migratory policy. A failure of Boris Johnson, who constrains our territory to undergo devices because He does not have the courage himself to choose for his territory, "she reproached. "He constrained the Calaisians and the Calaisians to still have to suffer today this human drama, this human milking organized by the smugglers. It must all stop".

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