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Theresa May accused of ‘desperate’ move by knighting Brexiteer

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May | Adrian Dennis/AFP via Getty Images Theresa May accused of ‘desperate’ move by knighting Brexiteer John Redwood honored days after launching attack on PM’s Brexit plan. By Paul Dallison 12/29/18, 10:53 AM CET Updated 12/29/18, 10:55 AM CET Theresa May’s decision to give a knighthood to a prominent Brexiteer was…

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Channel migrants: Dover visit for minister amid ‘crisis’

Image copyright Getty Images Immigration minister Caroline Nokes is to visit Dover amid growing criticism of the government’s handling of the surge in migrants crossing the Channel.Home Secretary Sajid Javid has declared a “major incident” after more than 220 people tried the crossing in small boats since the start of November. Dover MP Charlie Elphicke…

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UK to spend £108m on no-deal ferries

Image copyright AFP The UK will spend more than £100m chartering extra ferries to ease “severe congestion” at Dover, in the case of a no-deal Brexit.Over the last few months, additional ferry contracts were awarded to French, Dutch and British companies.The contingency plans allow for almost 4,000 more lorries a week to come and go…

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Channel migrants: Home secretary declares major incident

Image copyright Steve Finn Image caption Border Force officials detained 12 adult migrants on Friday The rising number of migrants attempting to cross the Channel in small boats has been declared a “major incident” by the UK home secretary.Sajid Javid has asked for an urgent call with his French counterpart about the situation.The Home Office…