With a Presidential election coming, President Marcon is reluctant to accept any migrants leaving France who enter British waters illegally.
“The British government generously gave the French government £28 million of our money last November to help pay for the cost of deterring channel boat people. And yesterday, the French did stop 108 to before they could leave French jurisdiction, but overall, the money has made little difference as more and more migrants are prepared to take the risk.”
“The British want France to take back any migrants who make it to our shores. The French won’t even talk about that.”
“The more they make it to here, the less it’s a problem for them. And we know President Macron is in no mood to do any favours for the Brits.”