Wednesday 21 July 2021 / 2:09 PM Nick Thomas-Symonds

UK-France cooperation on illegal immigration – Nick Thomas-Symonds responds

Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, responding to the Home Office’s announcement on UK-France cooperation to tackle illegal immigration across the Channel, said:

“These are yet more empty words from the Conservatives about agreeing a deal with France to address trafficking gangs.

“As long ago as August 2020, Ministers promised a new ‘joint operational plan’ with France would be in place ‘in the coming days’. Yet almost a year later they are still making empty promises, letting down victims, and allowing criminals to continue their evil trade.”