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Refugees perish as London, Paris play blame game

Amina Taylor
Press TV, London

More vessels have continued to cross the English Channel even after one of the deadliest ever days on Wednesday when a dinghy capsized, killing all but two of the passengers onboard. A row has broken out between Britain and France who both blame each other for the ongoing crisis. Campaigners warn of more deaths if there is not a change in approach in a year that has already seen record crossings and record deaths.

Dozens more souls, including those of a pregnant woman and several children lost to the sea. More lives lost in a dangerous quest to cross the English Channel. Even as the recovery efforts continue, the blame game intensified between the UK and France on how this tragedy unfolded and who should shoulder the blame.

This is yet another unsavory chapter for Priti Patel‘s Home Office. And with the issue of migration - legal or otherwise - already heavily linked to the Conservative’s law and order agenda campaigners are urging the government to de-politicize this issue and look at humane, cross border solutions to save innocent lives

For many campaigners, the connection has to be made between the UK’s foreign policy the refugee crisis. Boris Johnson has said no option is off the table.

Tightening restrictions will mean more dangerous conditions for those hoping to get to Britain by any means necessary this can only mean more lives lost in the days, weeks and months to come.


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