British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday described the increase in migration crossings through the English Channel as a “stupid, dangerous and criminal act”.
“There is no doubt that it would be helpful to work with our French friends to prevent migrants from entering the canal,” Johnson said during a visit to Upminster, a suburb of London.
Johnson has therefore expressed the need to analyze “the current legal framework” for those migrants arriving illegally on UK territory, stating that “according to the BBC, it is very difficult to send them back once they arrive in the UK “. .
Several Conservative MPs have backed the idea of using the Royal Navy as part of measures to curb the flow of migrants, which hit a record high on Thursday when 235 migrants reached UK shores aboard 17 boats.