Almost £500m of taxpayers’ money has been spent on preventing migrants from crossing the English Channel in the past seven years, research reveals, including huge sums handed to the French
- £473m has been spent on security measures to tackle migrants in the channel
- The MoD revealed there were 388 crossings from northern France on Thursday
- Priti Patel expected to announce a package to hand an even larger sum to France
Nearly half a billion pounds of taxpayers’ money has been spent trying to prevent migrants crossing the Channel in the past seven years, according to research.
The total includes huge sums handed to the French government in a bid to prevent would-be asylum seekers from leaving their shores.
Figures show £473million has…