Dozens more migrants arrive in Dover after crossing the Channel overnight, bringing the total to above 42,000.

Dozens more migrants arrive in Dover after crossing the Channel overnight, bringing the total to above 42,000.

Dozens more migrants crossed the Channel today as a huge operation was launched in the English Channel.

The fog cleared this morning sparking a series of crossings. Royal Navy, Border Force and Royal National Lifeboat Instution (RNLI) lifeboats are currently out in the middle of the English Channel as people smugglers take advantage of the clearing weather.

A Border Force vessel brought a large group of around 40 people into the harbour at Dover this morning with limited visibility.

But more migrants who have been waiting in make-shift camps around Dunkirk and Calais, in France, are expected to cross the Channel today as visibility clears in the 21 mile stretch of sea between Dover and Calais.

It comes after a further 426 arrived in small boats on Monday despite choppy conditions at sea according to official numbers. It takes the number to have arrived in November so far to 2,687 people according to official government figures.

A staggering 42,588 people have made the journey in small boats so far this year in 1,041 boats – compared to 28,526 in the whole of 2021.

Yesterday, a group of 50 led by ex-minister and Brexit secretary David Davis has written to the Prime Minister to rapidly implement a ‘simple’ change in the law to help reduce the flow of people that has reached 40,000 this year.

The letter was arranged by ex-minister and former Brexit secretary David Davis over the Channel crossings.

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