Why are they desperate enough to leave the mighty European Union to risk such a journey?
Mandatory deportation to point of origin & publicising it would solve the problem a damn sight quicker.
EU doesnt want them so its a case of allowing them free passage to us. Might as well have burnt 50m as sent it to the french, and we cannot patrol the edge of our waters and sink the poor souls miles from shore. Sickening that some idiots are allowed to venture out into french waters to tow them here.
So why not push them into other mainland eu countries that doesn't involve having to risk their lives or have they all got same attitude as france,,clear of we don't want you,,go to the UK who are daft enough look after you.Not France's problem, they aren't French citizens, they are just passing though on the way to the UK.