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MORDAUNTS MIGRANT PLAN: Penny Mordaunt vows to tackle Migrant Crisis

PENNY Mordaunt has promosed to defend Britain and tackle the Migrant Crisis at Dover ” should she emerge victorious in the Conservative leadership race.

The trade minister and former defence secretary surged ahead of Foreign Secretary Liz Truss after the first round of voting by Tory MPs, despite being seen as a relative outlier before the race began.

Writing for the Daily Mail, Ms Mordaunt promised to honour the UK’s Nato commitment of spending 2.5% of GDP on defence by 2030, as she said Britain needs to “hold fast” to the nation’s shared values of “strength, fairness and decency, (and) a willingness to stand up for what is right”.

She wrote: “The defence of the realm is the first duty of any government.

“We will stand with Nato in defence of our common values and we will not flinch from the hard graft and putting boots on the ground on the alliance’s borders.”

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Ms Mordaunt said she would hold firm to the UK’s position on the war in Ukraine, stressing Russia “must lose the war”.

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The Tory hopeful also vowed to tackle people traffickers blighting towns like Dover with a plot to “cut the fuel” from traffickers.

She said the migrant crisis “is at risk of getting worse as the world gets more unstable” she called on the World to unite to stop lives being lost to dangerous gangs at sea.

She told The Sun: “We must crack down on the evil and barbaric practice that exploits vulnerable people to arrive here illegally.”

I’ve spent a long time in the Mediterranean mapping migrant routes in the Med and North Libya – we should be doing more to work on what would be in France’s interest in regards to their Southern border.”

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“The rules governing all of this are completely unfit for the world we live in today – we need a new diplomatic narrative.”

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