Wednesday 24 November 2021 / 5:54 PM Home Affairs / Nick Thomas-Symonds

Nick Thomas-Symonds responds to tragic deaths of people crossing the English Channel

Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, commenting on the news of the tragic deaths of people crossing the English Channel, said:

“This is a sobering day for the UK Government, France and the wider international community. Lives have been lost in the most terrible of circumstances.

“This tragedy reminds of the risks to life in the perilous English Channel crossing. Our thoughts are with those lost and their loved ones left behind.

“This is the most poignant of wake-up calls to the UK Government which must act to take the matter seriously and prevent people continuing to risk their lives in these dangerous waters.”