Brexit LIVE: Truss handed blueprint to solve illegal migration as record numbers hit UK

Migrant crossings: Record number of people enter country

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A total of 1,295 migrants crossed the Channel on Monday, the highest daily total since records began in 2018. The spike followed a weekend of poor conditions with a Government source citing a “backlog for smugglers to clear” as conditions improved.

Former Brexit Party MEP Ben Habib said the UK needs border control to solve the crisis. Mr Habib agreed with a tweet from the Bruges Group think tank suggesting the UK needs a “zero tolerance approach,” much like that used successfully in Poland and Australia.

He said: “Absolutely. We need border control, not an expensive, protracted, and uncertain deportation programme.”


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