Rishi Sunak has met Emmanuel Macron in France. Picture: Getty

Rishi Sunak meets Emmanuel Macron ahead of ‘multi-million pound deal’ to help block migrant Channel crossings

By Kit Heren

Rishi Sunak has met Emmanuel Macron in Paris, ahead of the expected announcement of a multi-million pound deal to help the British government enact its plans to block Channel crossings.

Mr Sunak travelled to Paris on Friday with some Cabinet members to finalise the deal to help cut off at source the human trafficking gangs dangerously smuggling migrants across in small boats from France.

The £200 million deal over three years is expected to go on police, intelligence and security to stop migrants in France. The agreement is set to be announced at a press conference at 2pm.

The money will also pay for hundreds of extra French police officers monitoring beaches to prevent the people smugglers even launching the boats.

Some cash will go on intelligence sharing and investment in drones, the Sun reported. The aim is to boost the interception rate of migrant boats from 42% last year to 75%.

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