‘Turn them back’ Boris Johnson says
‘Turn them back’
BORIS Johnson said boats full of migrants should be sent back to Libya to stop them from reaching Europe’s shores.
Boris Johnson said boats carrying migrants should be turned back to Libya
Mr Johnson said a European Union naval force deployed in the Mediterranean should prevent the boats from reaching Italy.
Italy has taken in more than 400,000 migrants in the last three years with many saved from rickety wooden boats pushed out to sea by North African people smugglers.
I think personally the boats should be turned back as close to the shore as possible so they don’t reach the Italian mainland
He said: “I think personally the boats should be turned back as close to the shore as possible so they don’t reach the Italian mainland and that there is more of a deterrent.
Thousands of migrants have been rescued from boats making the dangerous crossing
It is illegal to turn back migrant boats once they reach international waters and a UN-backed government in Libya has not invited European ships into its territorial waters, saying this would undermine its own state-building efforts.
It is illegal to turn back migrant boats once they reach international waters
A total of 124,500 migrants have arrived in Italy alone since the start of 2016
A total of 124,500 migrants have arrived in Italy alone since the start of 2016, the country’s home office has said.
Boris Johnson is in Italy to discuss Brexit
A further 2,300 were plucked from the waves as they attempted the dangerous crossing on Saturday.
Mr Johnson is in Italy for talks about Britain’s decision to leave the EU.
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