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'Furious' Priti Patel backs sending the Royal Navy to tackle the migrant crisis

Added 08-07-20 01:36:02am EST - “Officials have been ordered to draw up plans in which, for the first time, the Navy could turn back boats. Up to 235 migrants crossed the channel on Thursday, the highest total since the crisis began.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Priti Patel backs sending the Royal Navy to tackle the migrant crisis”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A ‘furious’ Priti Patel last night backed sending Royal Navy patrols into the English Channel after a record number of migrants reached Britain.

Officials have been ordered to draw up plans in which, for the first time, the Navy could turn back boats.

Yesterday 235 migrants in 17 vessels made the perilous crossing – the highest daily total since the crisis began, surpassing the previous record of 202 set on Thursday last week.

The number who have reached Britain so far this year is now already double the total who arrived in the whole of 2019.

On Thursday up to 235 migrants crossed the channel – the highest daily total since the crisis began, surpassing the previous record of 202 set on Thursday last week

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