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The only way to substantially reduce the number of migrants crossing the Channel is through an agreement with France
Alan Manning November 2021
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Tags: immigration; policy

Current government policy, whatever its rhetoric, is to muddle on, trying to deter crossings, trying to return migrants to safe countries but recognising that borders are inevitably porous. Muddling on is often an under-rated policy option but the tragedy means this is no longer sustainable, argues Alan Manning.