16 Dec 2023

Sunak says migrants could ‘overwhelm’ European countries

The Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has claimed migrants could “overwhelm” European countries – as he called for radical solutions to tackle illegal migration.

Mr Sunak was speaking at the right-wing Brothers of Italy gathering in Rome, hosted by the Italian prime minister Giorgia Meloni – where there was plenty of mutual admiration on display.

The two countries agreed to finance a plan to return migrants stranded in Tunisia to their home countries.