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Macron set to ask Sunak for ‘multimillion-pound annual payments’ to tackle small boats

French president and PM expected to discuss enhanced security agreement

Adam Forrest
Political Correspondent
Thursday 09 March 2023 20:07 GMT
Suella Braverman says new small boats legislation 'not breaking' international law

Emmanuel Macron is expected to tell Rishi Sunak that Britain will have to make annual payments to France for greater help on the small boats crisis.

The UK has previously made one-off payments to the French government to boost patrols on the beaches of northern France in a bid to crack down on English Channel crossings.

But the French president will ask the prime minister for a “multi-year settlement” when the pair meet at a bilateral summit in Paris this Friday, according to The Times.

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