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UK plan to use navy to stop migrant crossings is unlawful, lawyers warn

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Home secretary tells MPs she obtained legal advice that sending in the navy would be permitted Priti Patel’s plans to use the navy to tackle the growing number of migrants crossing the Channel from northern France would be unlawful and dangerous, lawyers have warned. Thursday was a record day for small boat crossings, with 235 people identified in 17 separate incidents. More than 2,000 people are said to have entered the country by this route in June – more than four times the known total of 500 for the whole of 2018.
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