Under ‘Operation Red Meat’, the Royal Navy would take over from the Border Force within the next few weeks in the battle to prevent those crossing the Channel in small boats from entering the UK. The plan is part of a series of actions the Prime Minister is planning to quell outrage over the Downing Street parties during Covid lockdown restrictions.
Natalie Elphicke, Tory MP for Dover, welcomed the move to bring in the Navy, and hope it will be “red meat” to voters.
She said: “Everyone knows the Royal Navy rules the waves.
“This sends a clear message how serious Britain is about putting a stop to these dangerous crossings.”
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