STORY BY THE EXPRESS – BORIS JOHNSON slammed the “totally unacceptable” number of migrants risking their lives by crossing the English Channel.
Prime Minister’s official spokesman said: “The current approach we’re seeing isn’t working.
“The rise in dangerous and unnecessary small boat crossings is totally unacceptable.
“We know more needs to be done, that’s why we have our new plan for immigration, to fix the broken asylum system.
“We’re changing the law through the Nationality and Borders Bill to help protect lives and break the business model of these smuggling networks who treat people like human cargo.
“We’re also targeting the criminal gangs who are responsible for these illegal crossings at every level.
“We’ve also doubled the number of police officers on the ground in France leading to more interceptions and arrests of those behind this cruel trade.”