UK names 'Channel threat commander' as boat crossings surge

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The British government has appointed a former royal marine commando to try to stop people crossing the English Channel from France in small boats the government says that done Mahoney who currently heads the UK's joint maritime security center will work with French authorities on stronger enforcement measures including intercepting boats at sea Britain's conservative government has talked tough amid a surge in the number of migrants crossing the channel during a recent warm summer weather that on Thursday to under thirty five people were brought ashore a record number for a single day there is shockingly London

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