France will not be held hostage to Britain’s domestic politics over the Channel migrant crisis, the country’s interior minister has said, signaling, however, readiness to negotiate with London.
These remarks were made by Gerald Darmanin, the Interior Minister, on Sunday after a meeting with his Belgian counterparts.
“Britain left Europe, but not the world. We need to work seriously on these questions… without being held hostage by domestic British politics,”Darmanin spoke to reporters.
According to the minister, migrants are attempting to cross the English Channel to get to Britain. Migrants are “attracted by England”Particularly its labour market “which means you can work in England without any identification,”He concluded.
Britain should accept its responsibility to limit its economic appeal.
Britain was eventually excluded from the Calais meeting. Darmanin informed his counterpart in UK, Priti Patel, that he had cancelled her invite on Friday. Boris Johnson from the UK, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, published an open letter urging Paris to accept all illegal migrants. Paris rejected the possibility.