THE Home Secretary will demand British boots on French beaches to stop boat crossings getting to Britain.
Suella Braverman wants to use a new £50million deal with Macron to get them to accept our UK border force staff and cops to patrol across the Channel as part of a new cash deal.
Suella Braverman wants to use a new £50million deal with Macron to get them to accept our UK border force staff and cops to patrol across the Channel
It came as another 539 migrants crossed the Channel in small boats to Britain on Monday
Former Home Sec Priti Patel had previously offered up our guards and coppers to help beef up their Channel patrols in a bid to stop the boats – but the offer was rebuffed by France.
But ministers are preparing to make the case again as the number of crossings continues to soar – and hope that under the new PM they can make real progress.
It came as another 539 migrants crossed the Channel in small boats to Britain on Monday – and the daily total topped 1,000 four days in the last seven weeks.
A Government source said: “Macron’s party are continuing to lose elections in areas like Calais – they realise this is an issue they need to do more on.”
They also hope the tough-talking new Italian PM, Giorgia Meloni, who has vowed to crack down on illegal immigration, can help turn the screws to do more further down stream in Europe.
Relations between Liz Truss and Emmanuel Macron got a boost last week after the pair had their second face-to-face chat in a month in Prague.
Both agreed to hold another UK-France summit and work together to crack down on small boats.
Ministers are thrashing out a fresh package of measures with France in a bid to curb the crossings – which is expected before the end of the year.
More cash for drones and surveillance is on the table.
Ms Braverman is set to meet with other interior ministers to discuss migration next week.
More than 34,000 people have made the dangerous crossing this year alone – and haven’t been put off by the threat of being removed to Rwanda after flights were grounded.