As the numbers of migrants crossing the Channel continue to break records, calls to deal with the “crisis” have intensified within the Conservative Party.
Around 430 migrants crossed the English Channel to the UK on Monday – a new record for a single day. On Tuesday, 287 migrants reached the UK in 12 boats, taking this year’s total to 8,474, breaking last year’s record of 8,420 crossings.
This new record was set on the same day MPs backed new laws to clamp down on illegal immigration and people smugglers. They voted through the Nationality and Borders Bill by a majority of 366 to 265.