Home Secretary Priti Patel has come out to defend her department and policy agenda on illegal migration.
According to Patel’s office, she continues to promise a complete end to migrant crossings from France.
This comes as the increase in people illegally entering the British borders is making her own electorate base frustrated.
In a joint statement, France and UK said: “Both the Home Secretary and Interior Minister agreed to strengthen operational cooperation further. More must be done to stop the dangerous crossings.
They agreed to accelerate the delivery of the commitments made in the joint agreement of July 2021 to deliver on their joint determination to prevent 100 per cent of crossings and make this deadly route unviable.”
The main question remains: can we trust their promises?