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No 10 refuses to say it is confident UK-France migrants deal will bring number of small boat Channel crossings down

At the Downing Street lobby briefing the prime minister’s spokesperson confirmed that there are no targets attached to the UK-France asylum deal for how it should reduce small boat Channel crossings. Echoing the stance taken by James Cleverly this morning (see 9.23am), No 10 won’t even say it is confident the deal will bring numbers down. This is from Lucy Fisher from Times Radio.


Govt has stumped up £70m for new migration partnership with France, but has agreed *no* concrete targets for deal to reduce small boat crossings, says No 10 spox

Downing St won’t even say the govt is confident the deal will bring numbers down… 🫠

— Lucy Fisher (@LOS_Fisher) November 14, 2022

I will post more from the lobby briefing shortly.

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This article was written by Andrew Sparrow and originally published on www.theguardian.com