Macron to spark new UK-France row by rejecting small boat return plan

Emmanuel Macron is poised to throw out Rishi Sunak’s plan to return small boats to France, ahead of a meeting between the two leaders this weekend.

The Prime Minister will travel to Paris tomorrow for the Anglo-French summit, in which they will discuss small boats, Brexit and defence.

It is thought Mr Sunak hopes to secure a long-term deal with the EU country to return illegal immigrants who cross the English Channel.

In return, Britain would accept refugees from the EU.


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