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NEWS STORY : Rishi Sunak Denies Stop the Boats Plan is Failing


Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s commitment to “stop the boats” is a long-term strategy aimed at addressing the issue of migrant crossings in the English Channel and he said today that the plan is working despite record numbers of migrants using the route. He said that he recognised fulfilling his pledge wouldn’t happen overnight and that despite recent surges in migrant crossings Sunak maintains that the numbers are as expected. To reduce migrant numbers, the Government is implementing various measures, such as finding alternative accommodation to move people out of hotels and returning illegal migrants to countries like Albania. Sunak repeated the importance of bringing forward the toughest laws ever proposed by a government to tackle this issue and said that there was a determination to address the situation saying that his plan was “the right strategy”.