Macron turns the table on Boris, saying he “expected the British to cooperate fully and refrain from exploiting a dramatic situation for political ends.”

Boris Johnson has been urged by Emmanuel Macron not to “exploit” the Channel tragedy for political gain.

The Elysee Palace claimed Macron warned Johnson that France and the UK had a “shared responsibility” in a statement released following their phone discussion yesterday night.

According to the Telegraph, Macron said that he “expected the British to cooperate fully and refrain from exploiting a dramatic situation for political ends,” according to the statement.

It comes after French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin remarked that one of the reasons individuals keep attempting to cross is the “attractiveness” of the British labour market.

After the deaths of 27 people yesterday when their boat perished while trying to cross the Channel, UK Home Secretary, Priti Patel, conceded to the House of Parliament that there was “no quick fix” and called for cooperation across nations to stop this.

Priti Patel continued, saying, “Yesterday was the moment many of us had feared for many years. The criminals who facilitate these journeys are motivated by self-interest and profit, not compassion”. SOURCE