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Can Priti solve the migrant crisis?

15 min listen

The 27 migrants that tragically lost their lives whilst trying to cross the English Channel have sparked urgent appeals for Priti to resolve the migrant crisis. However, there is still no stopping some migrants attempting to flee their homes.

‘By 8.30 this morning, three more boats had arrived on the coast, even after the news had broken’ – James Forsyth

How can this problem be solved within the confines of international law? And what are the migrants’ motivations for leaving their homes? Is it economic? Fear of persecution?

Also on the podcast, Katy and James reflect on The Spectator’s Parliamentarian Awards last night. Read more about the event and hear all of the acceptance speeches by MPs here.

To discuss this and more, Cindy Yu is joined by James Forsyth and Katy Balls.

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