UK to Provide Funding to France to Combat Small Boat Crisis
UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak is set to announce a multimillion-pound deal with France to address the small boat crisis, as part of his first summit with President Macron. The deal will involve investing in police, security, and intelligence to disrupt small boat launches. Sunak will agree to give France annual payments for at least three years, exceeding £200 million. Stopping migrant boats 'at source' is seen as a critical part of the UK government's migration strategy.