UK Border Force officers could join French patrols to tackle migrant crisis

UK ministers are also looking at a proposal to create a “joint control center” to manage operations in the canal including patrols, drones and satellite monitoring. Both proposals stopped short of placing British soldiers directly on the ground, an idea that the French resisted due to concerns about sovereignty.

The deal is expected to see Britain providing tens of millions of additional money on top of last year’s £54 million to support a potential doubling of the number of 200 officers currently serving on the shores of northern France.

Mr. Sunak said: “This is an issue that affects many countries. Indeed, I have been speaking with other European leaders as well about our common challenge to tackle illegal immigration. I believe there is an opportunity for us to work closely, not only with the French but with other countries as well.” .

‘Act faster’ on Net Zero

The Prime Minister went to Cop27 after initially indicating that he would not attend because he was too busy preparing for the November 17 fall statement. In a speech to the summit, Mr. Sunak said the war in Ukraine meant the world needed to move faster. net zero.

“Putin’s abhorrent war in Ukraine, and rising energy prices around the world are not a reason to slow down on climate change,” the prime minister told delegates in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.

“They are a reason to act faster, because diversifying our energy supply by investing in renewables is exactly the way to insure ourselves against the risks of energy dependence.”

Mr. Sunak was speaking as world leaders made their opening remarks on the second day of the Cop27 Summit.

The conference is challenged to build on the success of last year’s meeting in Glasgow, as countries around the world grapple with domestic energy and supply chain crises caused by the war in Ukraine and the fallout from Covid-19.

Sunak’s comments mirror those of former Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who earlier in the day warned of “Naysayers” who have “devastating pessimism about Net Zero”.

Amid tense negotiations over financing from developed countries to nations affected by climate change, Sunak said introducing climate finance was “the right thing to do”.

He said the UK would triple its annual international climate funding from the £11.6 billion of money originally announced under Johnson.

But he indicated that the funding may have to be released on a slower time scale than the five years originally promised by Johnson, amid pressures on the foreign aid budget.

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