A record number of immigrants crossed the English Channel

As the Home Office announced in London on Friday, a total of 1,185 people, and thus for the first time more than 1,000, crossed from the mainland on Thursday. A spokesperson called the number “unacceptable”. Pictures showed people, including women and children, arriving at the British coast near Dover in fully packed inflatable boats. According to estimates, about 23,000 immigrants have already arrived in the country this year – more than double the number in all of 2020.

This increases pressure on British Home Secretary Priti Patel. The conservative politician announced several times that she would stop illegal immigration. The BBC quoted a government source as accusing France of losing control of the situation on its coasts. Many people are waiting there for an opportunity to go to Great Britain. London supports French controls equivalent to about 63 million pounds sterling.

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