At least 27 people have died trying to cross the Channel.
Talk of sending people back distracts from the UK’s clear responsibilities towards anyone who attempts the crossing.
At times of economic crisis, our feelings towards migrants can become hardened.
With normal routes disrupted by the pandemic, more people are driven to dangerous tactics.
Border Force on patrol in Dover harbour.
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It’s time to tell the truth about immigration.
Stormy seas ahead.
Confrontation between French and British scallop fishers is a warning about the resource conflicts of the future.
Waves lap against the shore on the south coast of England and the North coast of France – but the answer to this puzzle is in the wind and the land, not the waves themselves.
We’d need some major innovation to bridge the Channel without disrupting shipping.
Artist’s impression of waterfalls pouring over the original land bridge connecting England with France.
CREDIT: Imperial College London/Chase Stone
Almost half a million years ago a huge flood started breaking the apart the land bridge that joined England and France.
Migrants camp out in Calais.
Calais might be in France, but it is the front line of Britain’s battle to control immigration. Yet the governments of both countries continue to pass the buck between each other and very little progress…
A dragnet that captures too much marine life.
When the UK Environmental Audit Committee investigated the issue of protecting our marine environment last month, it concluded that there had been a woeful lack of decisive action from the government so…