French minister calls on UK to fulfil promises over migrant crossings cash

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One The £54 million that the UK promised France to deal with migrant crossings has been paid, a French The minister has claimed that he had urged the British Government To fulfill your promises.

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Interior Minister Gerald Dormann said “a euro has not been paid” dunkirco on Saturday.

Earlier this year, the government promised to send millions of pounds to support French efforts to stop the crossing.


Although the Home Secretary Priti Patel He recently threatened to withhold funding until more people were prevented from reaching the UK.

According to data compiled by the PA news agency, more than 17,000 people have made the dangerous journey across the Dover Strait aboard small boats in 2021.

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“For now, not a single euro has been paid,” Mr Dormanin told the Associated Press.

“We are asking the British to keep their promises of funding because we keep limits for them.”

He also called on Britain to take measures to reduce the “attractiveness” for migrants without residency papers, without elaborating.

“We are talking about humans. There are children, there are children who are taking these boats, who are risking their lives. There are people dying in the channel. I do not want them to be held hostage to political debates,” he said.

Meanwhile, in Dover on Saturday, dozens of people were seen crossing the dangerous channel and being brought ashore by the Border Force.

A woman was seen carrying a small child ahead of her as the couple was directed to the gangway by a border officer.

It is believed that this happened after a large number of people were successful in reaching Britain on Friday.

The Home Office has not yet provided numbers on Friday or Saturday of arrival.


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