France refuses to be ‘held hostage’ by Britain in spat over Channel migrant crossings
The Daily Mirror says France tonight said it would not be “held hostage” by Britain as relations with the UK worsened over Channel migrant crossings.
European interior ministers met in Calais – but Home Secretary Priti Patel was banned after Paris was outraged at a letter posted on Twitter by Boris Johnson last week.
Writing after at least 27 migrants perished when their inflatable capsized attempting the journey, the Prime Minister outlined measures he believed France should take to curb perilous voyages.
The two countries were already locked in disputes over post-Brexit trading rules and fishing rights.
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