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Priti Patel, despite warnings about the impact of such a strategy on Anglo-French relations, is set to anger France by going ahead with a plan to forcibly redirect migrant boats across the Channel.
The Home Secretary is said to have ordered officials to rewrite the maritime laws to allow the Border Force to row boats before reaching England.
It follows a G7 interior minister meeting on Wednesday when Ms Patel told her French counterpart that the UK public “expects to see results” from French efforts to stop the ongoing migrant crossings.
Elsewhere, the northern Tories have criticized Boris Johnson’s plans to present the health and social care levy as “non-conservative”, as he urged ministers to consider regional disparities in relation to the proposals. .
Priti Patel ‘orders officials to rewrite maritime laws to stop migrant boats’
The Home Secretary has reportedly approved a new strategy to send migrant boats back to France in the Channel amid troubled talks on the crossing.
According to reports, Priti Patel has ordered the authorities to rewrite the maritime laws to allow the Border Force to maneuver the boats, allowing them to be dealt with by the French authorities.
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Social care tax hike plan clear Commons vote
Boris Johnson on Wednesday evening witnessed a Tory revolt to secure the support of MPs for his controversial £12bn tax hike to tackle the NHS Covid backlog and improve social care funding.
The Commons voted 319 to 248 in favor of a 1.25 percent increase in the national insurance contribution.
Five backbenchers voted against the measure while another 37 voted not – although not all may have deliberately abstained, as some would be allowed to stay away from Westminster.
The five rebels included former cabinet ministers Sir John Redwood and Esther McVey, along with Sir Christopher Chop, Philip Davis and Neil Hudson.
At least another five – Jake Berry, Steve Baker, Dehena Davison, Richard Drakes and Sir Roger Gale – indicated they were deliberately abstaining.
Northern Tories criticize Boris Johnson’s social care tax hike
The Northern Tories have criticized Boris Johnson’s plan to present the health and social care levy as “unconservative”.
Conservative MP Jake Berry, who chairs the Northern research group of backbench Tories, described the increase as a “job tax” during a debate on Wednesday, as he urged the government to “think again”.
“I welcome new money for the NHS, but throwing other people’s money into a bottomless pit is not a good idea if you put an NHS logo next to it,” he said, as he described the measure as “non-existent”. -conservative”. .
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Northern Tories criticize social care tax hike as plan clears Commons vote
Ministers urged to consider regional inequalities with respect to social care proposals
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