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Javid backs down and sends in more boats

Jan 01, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

SAJID JAVID last night bowed to pressure from Conservative MPs as he announced that two more cutters would be sent to the Channel to help deal with the migrant crisis.

In a significant escalation of Britain's approach to the situation, the Home Secretary announced that three boats would now patrol the Channel to help ensure migrants attempting to make the crossing do not drown, with two redeployed from the Mediterranean.

Mr Javid has previously resisted calls to send more cutters to ...