Macron says Boris Johnson not taking migrant crisis seriously – live updates

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Channel tragedy: Why are so many migrants crossing in small boats?

エマニュエルマクロン has claimed that a public letter sent by ボリス・ジョンソン 後 27 people died trying to reach British shores was not a “serious” way of handling the Channel crossings crisis, as France cancelled an emergency meeting with プリティ・パテル に応じて.

Labour described the tone of the letter containing proposals to prevent future crossings – and the decision to make it public – “clearly an enormous error”, after French interior minister ジェラルド・ダルマニン responded by saying that Ms Patel was “no longer invited” to Sunday’s summit with European ministers.

Mr Johnson had urged the French president to allow joint patrols on French beaches and more airborne surveillance, while Downing Street rejected campaigners’ pleas for more safe, legal routes for people to seek asylum, fuelling accusations that ministers are effectively “complicit with the people-smugglers”.


Priti Patel yet to appoint UK borders chief three months after applications closed

Priti Patel has yet to appoint a director general for Borders and Enforcement – a role aimed at tackling small boat crossings – even though applications for the job closed on 8 8月, 私の同僚 アダムフォレスト レポート.

The Home Office announced in June it was seeking an “engaging and collaborative leader” for the post as part of a planned overhaul in operations, who will be expected to oversee 15,000 civil servants, a budget of £1.28bn and a fleet which includes six coastal patrol vessels and five maritime cutters.

While a Home Office spokesperson said it was “only right” that Ms Patel’s department takes “appropriate time” to find the right person, インクルード reported that the failure to recruit for the role had been blamed on a “toxic” atmosphere at the Home Office.

Citing Boris Johnson’s decision to stand by Ms Patel over bullying allegations, a source told the newspaper: “There is a big turnover of senior staff as people think if there are no consequences for bad behaviour, they can’t carry on working there.”

Priti Patel yet to appoint borders chief three months after applications closed

Home Office says ‘only right’ to take time finding right person to tackle small boat crossings

アンディグレゴリー26 11月 2021 12:14

UK ‘shoulder to shoulder’ with Poland against those trying ‘to provoke migrant crisis’, ボリスジョンソンは言う

The UK will stand “should to shoulder” with Poland against those who would “try to provoke a migrant crisis” on its borders, Boris Johnson has said.

Welcoming the Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki to Downing Street, 彼は言った: “I think this is an important occasion – and we are very, very grateful to you for visiting us, for coming to Number 10, to London, because this is a moment where we can reaffirm our commitment to the relationship but also to standing shoulder to shoulder with Poland against those who would try to provoke a migrant crisis, 例えば, on Polish borders.”

The prime minister’s comments came as Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko – who the EU has accused of deliberately provoking a humanitarian crisis on its easter border – visited a makeshift migrant camp near the Polish frontier, telling them that he would not play politics with their fate.

“If you want to go westwards, we won’t detain you, choke you, beat you," 彼は言った. “It’s up to you. Go through. Go.”

アンディグレゴリー26 11月 2021 12:02

意見 | これがプリティ・パテルがフランスから締め出された本当の理由です

のために書く 独立した声, our associate editor ショーン・オグラディ 主張する:

The migrant crisis is bigger than Britain, and indeed bigger than Britain and France. It is precisely the kind of thing that demands action at a supranational scale. This was what was going to be happening over the weekend, when Patel was going to swap ideas and contacts with counterparts from a half dozen other European countries – just like the old days in an EU Council of Ministers meeting.

Sovereignty was to be pooled. If the UK was still an EU member state, the French would not have been able to “disinvite” the British home secretary – she’d have freedom of movement for a start.

Johnson’s pompous attempt at a billet-doux to President Macron was the immediate cause of French irritation, but it is Brexit that has clearly poisoned relations.

You can read his thinking in full here:

これがプリティ・パテルがフランスから締め出された本当の理由です | ショーン・オグラディ

It goes to show how dreadful Anglo-French relations have become – and how weak the UK is

アンディグレゴリー26 11月 2021 11:50

France accuses Boris Johnson of ‘double-speak’

A French government spokesperson has dismissed Boris Johnson’s calls for a bilateral agreement to return migrants across the Channel as “clearly not what we need to solve this problem”.

Gabriel Attal said Mr Johnson’s letter “doesn’t correspond at all” with discussions Mr Macron had with the prime minister when they spoke on Wednesday.

“We are sick of double-speak," 彼は言った.

アンディグレゴリー26 11月 2021 11:43

Pandemic ‘far from over’ as government mulls more red list additions, Javid says

Now for a brief update on the newly-emerged “Nu” coronavirus variant – Sajid Javid has been addressing the Commons, warning that “early indications show this variant may be more transmissible than the Delta variant, and current vaccines may be less effective against it.

The health secretary said there are “very live” discussions over the prospect of adding further countries to the red list and that the government won’t hesitate to act if we need to do so”, after travel to six nations was announced yesterday.

“We are going primarily by where the new variant has been detected at this point, and that’s been confirmed in two countries in southern Africa – South Africa and Botswana. We’ve included the four other countries I mentioned earlier in southern Africa as a precaution.”

彼が追加した: “This variant is a reminder for all of us that this pandemic is far from over. We must continue to act with caution and do all we can to keep this virus at bay, including once you’re eligible getting your booster shot.

“We’ve already given over 16 million booster shots. The booster jab was already important before we knew about this variant, but now it could not be more important.”

アンディグレゴリー26 11月 2021 11:36

‘We would go by boat, even if we died,’ Iranians in Dunkirk tell The Independent

私の同僚 ゾーイ・ティドマン is in the Dunkirk suburb of Grande-Smythe, close to the location of a camp dismantled 10 days ago by French police on the orders of interior minister Gerald Darmanin.

She has been speaking with a group from Iran who fear they may be executed or imprisoned there for their political and religious beliefs, and are hoping to cross the Channel once the weather improves.

Sheltering from the rain outside a supermarket in severely cold conditions, one of the group told 独立者: “If the weather did not improve for another week, we would go by boat, even if we died.”

“The boat is very dangerous, but we have to go by boat because there is no other way,” my colleague was told.

“Do you really think that someone who does not have a problem can travel thousands of kilometres of dangerous roads? We really have a problem,” said one of the group, which contained a mechanic, a phone repairer, and someone who worked in welding and solar panels – all of whom have spent three days in France.

別の人は言った: “Our problem is to go to a country that has a residence guarantee and France also has relations with Iran. We also want to go to a country that is safe for fear of our lives. Britain is also the best country in this regard.”

<p>A group from Iran attempt to shelter from the rain in Dunkirk while contemplating an attempt to cross the Channel</p>

A group from Iran attempt to shelter from the rain in Dunkirk while contemplating an attempt to cross the Channel

アンディグレゴリー26 11月 2021 11:17

Boris Johnson faces legal action over alleged threat to ‘levelling up’ funds

Away from the Channel crisis for a moment, our political editor アンドリュー・ウッドコック reports that Boris Johnson is facing legal action over alleged threats to withhold “levelling up” cash from the constituencies of Tory MPs who refused to back his botched attempt to help Owen Paterson avoid punishment for sleaze.

The Good Law Project described the alleged threats during this month’s Commons vote on the case as the act of “mobsters”, and wrote a letter to levelling up secretary Michael Gove demanding the release of any internal communications, texts or emails relating to them.

In a letter before action, the campaigning legal group – which has also taken cases over alleged misconduct in the award of PPE contracts to Tory contacts – warned Mr Gove that it was ready to go to court. 詳細はこちら:

Boris Johnson faces legal action over alleged threat to ‘levelling up’ funds

‘Shocking stuff’: Pressure on MPs over sleaze vote could be criminal, says campaigning law group

アンディグレゴリー26 11月 2021 10:51

Tory MP accuses France of ‘truly childish behaviour

アンディグレゴリー26 11月 2021 10:44

Boris Johnson’s letter ‘an enormous error’, 労働は言う

Labour has attacked the tone of Boris Johnson’s letter to French president Emmanuel Macron and the decision to make it public, 私の同僚 アダムフォレスト レポート.

Shadow home secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds told タイムズラジオ it was “clearly an enormous error”.

“What struck me about the letter was, まず第一に, the prime minister asking for so many things that should already have been negotiated, like deepening cooperation," 彼は言った. “It also asked for joint patrols on beaches which the French authorities have rejected on previous occasions.”

The Labour frontbencher added: “But clearly the thing that was noticeable about that letter was the way that it was done in public, which now appears to be such a misjudgment.”

アンディグレゴリー26 11月 2021 10:32

Protesting fishermen block British cargo vessel from docking in Brittany

French fishermen have blocked a British cargo vessel from docking in a Brittany port, in protest at what they say are moves by authorities in London and Jersey to withhold post-Brexit fishing licences.

The fishermen held aloft red flares as they circled their boats outside Saint-Malo to block the Normandy Trader’s path – a prelude to a planned blockade later on Friday of Calais and the Channel Tunnel.

<p>French fishermen block the 'Normandy Trader' boat at the entrance of the port of Saint-Malo</p>

French fishermen block the ‘Normandy Traderboat at the entrance of the port of Saint-Malo

アンディグレゴリー26 11月 2021 10:26