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DOGS DINNER: Boris Orders Royal Navy To Tackle Illegal Migrant Crossings

BORIS Johnson has ordered the Royal Navy to tackle the Dover migrant crossings crisis, in a bid to secure Britain’s border dubbed ‘Operation Dogs Dinner’.

The Ministry of Defence will take over command of operations from Border Force at the end of the month after plans were signed off by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

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Under plans proposed by Home Secretary Priti Patel and the PM the Royal Navy will ‘push back’ Migrant boats, despite Navy worries that it could kill migrants.

The Home Secretary doubled down and said the Government would still pursue push back policy.

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[It’s] “absolutely the policy of this government”, adding: “Means are being tested, technology is being used, but also the way in which boats can be pushed back has also been well tested.”

Plans include hosting a migrant processing facility overseas in Ghana – with the Royal Navy escorting Migrants to processing hubs.

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Despite the announcements, this week in Dover, Kent, a group of people including a child aboard a small boat were met by Border Force just a few hundred metres from the port.

Defence Minister James Heappey said military involvement is part of a wider plan from the Government, which will be announced in the coming weeks.

Conservative former minister Mark Francois welcomed bringing in the military, but said: “If they are not going to be involved in pushback and they are not going to deploy sonic weapons, what are they actually going to do?”

Labours Shadow Defence Secretary John Healey said the military are “there to protect the nation, not to protect Tory ministers”, and claimed the announcement “is the official confirmation the Home Secretary is failing”.

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