The British government is due to the rising number of refugees by Boat in the English channel under increasing pressure. Also on Sunday, British authorities seized six Iranians who had crossed the channel with a boat, as the British news Agency PA reported, citing the interior Ministry.
Similar cases are piling up in the meantime. The BBC, attempted to get between the beginning of November and the end of December, more than 220 people, in small boats across the narrow sea between France and the United Kingdom. Alone for Christmas eve, and 100 people are expected to have on the way.
interior Minister Sajid Javid explained the situation on Friday to a “serious event” and his family vacation is canceled. His French counterpart, Christophe Castaner, announced on Sunday via Twitter that he had agreed with Javid telephone, to strengthen the fight against illegal Migration across the English channel.
“The Situation in the English channel, a cause for concern. People risk Try your life for the daring to reach the UK in unsafe boats in treacherous conditions,” said Javid. The English channel is one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world.
The Opposition has called the government’s response as too slow. “The lack of strategy of the Ministry of the interior was yet to be refugees to deter. You had to hope that the problems in the Mediterranean sea would reach our shores ever,” wrote the member of Parliament Diane Abbott from the opposition Labour party in the “Sunday Mirror”.
she accused the government of using the issue against the Background of a Brexit vote in the British Parliament in January. “It is the old Farage-tactics: ‘hordes of people trying to storm our country’ – something people are frightened,” said the politician, referring to the former Ukip politician Nigel Farage. He had made the issue of illegal Migration is one of the main aspects of the advocated Brexits.
number of patrol boats is to be increased
The conservative MP for Dover, Charlie Elphicke, challenged to increase the number of patrol boats. This includes two boats should be used, which are currently in the Mediterranean sea, wrote Elphicke in the “Mail on Sunday”.
A BBC report found that migrants with reference to the forthcoming EU-UK outlet on 29. March and reportedly increased border patrols of the tractors urged the dangerous Crossing in the Winter. The issue of Migration had played a major role in the narrow victory of the Brexit advocates in the Referendum by 2016. The government has set itself the target to reduce immigration massively.
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First, on Friday, twelve men had been taken off the coast of Dover’s from Syria and Iran, the boats in the two hose on the way to the UK.
a number of rescue missions on the Mediterranean sea
a number of people were apprehended at the weekend in front of the coast of Cyprus, Turkey and the Greek Islands in the Eastern Aegean sea. Alone, the Greek coast guard and the European border Agency (Frontex) saved 69 people from Lesbos and the small island of Farmakonisi. The Cypriot police to handle 37 migrants. The Turkish authorities were, according to the state Anadolu Agency in Izmir province, 109 migrants who wanted to illegally leave the country.
Two ships of German aid organisations were waiting meanwhile, with a total of dozens of rescued migrants in the Mediterranean sea on the permission for calling at a port. The Regensburg-based NGO Sea Eye was taken off the coast of Libya 17 the end of the Refugees on Board. The “Sea Watch 3” is also for days with more than 30 Refugees on Board in the Mediterranean sea.
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