25 Aug 2022

Fast track deportation of Albanians planned – as French police clash with people trying to cross Channel

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

The numbers around migration can be dizzying, the ethics always complicated, and then there’s the politics.

Today Britain and Albania have agreed a plan to fast track asylum seekers in the UK after a sharp increase in recent years.

The other nationalities packing the flimsy boats on the beaches of France are mainly Afghans, Syrians and Iranians.

The journeys are costly and dangerous and surprisingly difficult to stop. Our team has witnessed what it looks like at the sharp end, at the point of departure.