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Migrant drownings reignite the Britain-France blame game

France "will not let" the Channel waterway between itself and Britain "become a cemetery", French President Emmanuel Macron said after a vessel full of undocumented immigrants headed for the British shores sank, drowning 27 people.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also proclaimed himself "shocked, appalled and deeply saddened" by the tragedy.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 26, 2021, with the headline 'Migrant drownings reignite the Britain-France blame game'. Subscribe