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UK and France working ‘at pace’ to ‘completely’ cut off migrant crossing route, says minister

The UK and French governments are “working at pace” to ensure they are “completely cutting” the route migrants are using to cross the Channel illegally, the immigration minister has said.

Speaking from Paris, following crunch talks with officials, Chris Philp said both sides were “clear that more needs to be done” to stop the growing number of people making the journey, with more than 4,000 people reaching Dover already this year.

Although the Government is planning new laws after the UK leaves the EU, Mr Philp said ministers are “not going to wait until January,” adding: “We need to take action now.”

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