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Emmanuel Macron wants Britain to set up an asylum-seeker processing centre in Calais to deal with migrant crisis


FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron wants Britain to set up an asylum-seeker processing centre in Calais to deal with the migrant crisis.

He is expected to outline France’s solutions to the problem in a letter to the PM.

French President Emmanuel Macron is set to outline France’s solutions to the migrant crisis in a letter to the PM

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French President Emmanuel Macron is set to outline France’s solutions to the migrant crisis in a letter to the PMCredit: Getty
Mr Macron wants Britain to set up an asylum-seeker processing centre in Calais

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Mr Macron wants Britain to set up an asylum-seeker processing centre in CalaisCredit: Getty

But Downing Street has rejected any plans that would pull more migrants to the UK.

And after a week of mud-slinging following the deaths of 27 migrants in the Channel, Justice Secretary Dominic Raab said he would launch a consultation on updating the Human Rights Act.

He told MPs yesterday there was a strong case to reform the laws, especially Article 8 — which guarantees a right to family life.

He said the lion’s share of criminals dodged deportation thanks to the right — which had been too generously interpreted by judges.

A YouGov poll yesterday found just seven per cent of people thought ministers were handling the crisis well.

And Home Secretary Priti Patel was rated third worst minister in a separate poll of Tory party members.

To compound the Government’s headache, the Joint Committee on Human Rights has warned plans to turn back boats in the Channel would endanger lives and breach human rights laws.

Yesterday, French riot police spent the day dismantling more makeshift migrant camps.

They removed tents and threw them in giant bins before moving migrants on.

French president Emmanuel Macron requests ‘extra help’ from Britain in migrant crisis

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