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Is France right when it accuses UK of being too soft on - and therefore a magnet for - people arriving without legal papers? Earlier this year Home Secretary Priti Patel announced a 3 point plan to be ‘tough but fair’: To a)support those in genuine need via safe & legal routes /1
b) break the life-threatening business of criminal people smugglers. c) make it easier to remove illegal arrivals with no right to be in UK. Financial support per day for those waiting for asylum claims to be processed is, according to lawyers, higher in France than UK and /2
In UK +France migrants found working illegally can face a prison sentence. Paris accuses UK of being lax in enforcing regulations and of deporting 4x fewer illegal migrants per year than France. That, it says would act as more of a deterrent. UK government defends its record /3
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France’s Interior Minister has tried to throw the ball back into UK’s court this morning after tragic deaths of at least 27 on a people smuggler’s dinghy crossing Channel to Britain. UK government has accused France of not doing enough to stop boats leaving French shores but /1
Minister Darmanin criticised the UK immigration system. He said France expels four times the number of illegal arrivals (found to have no claim to asylum) per year than the UK. He also said the UK labour market was perceived as easy to access by migrants without legal papers /2
France is trying to spread responsibility for combatting the people-smuggling trade. Darmanin said it was an international problem. President Macron called on EU to help better control its borders. He agreed last night with Boris Johnson that they would definitely need help /3
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As of Monday (April 6, 2020), the number of deaths due to #Coronavirus in India stand at 83. But I was also thinking maybe one ought to look at non-Covid 19 deaths too. Deaths due to various circumstances under the #lockdown #covid19 #CoronavirusinIndia
1. Ravneer Singh (30) died in Kaliash Mod, Uttar Pradesh. A native of Badfra village, Morena district, this father of 3 worked as a delivery agent in Delhi. Walked 200 km before dying of exhaustion…
2. Gangaram Yeleng (62) who died in Majuragate after walking 8 km from New Civil Hospital to Pandesara, Gujarat…
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