UK DEPLOYS NAVY TO STEM MIGRANT INFLUX TO GREECE


From the Daily Mail
Britain deploys troops and ships to patrol the sea between Greece and Turkey to tackle the migrant crisis but their main job WON’T be to stop people entering Europe
•Mounts Bay, a Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessel, is expected to start operations
•It will pass information to Turkish coastguards so they can intercept boats
•Two UK Border Force cutters will be sent as part of international response
•Downing Street said the PM will call for efforts to ‘smash’ trafficking gangs

By Larisa Brown and Ian Drury for the Daily Mail and Tim Sculthorpe, Mailonline Deputy Political Editor

Published: 00:21 GMT, 7 March 2016  | Updated: 14:53 GMT, 7 March 2016 
Britain will today deploy a navy ship carrying marines and a Wildcat helicopter to help tackle the migrant crisis that will see more than a million people try and reach Europe this year.

Arriving at a summit in Brussels today, David Cameron said it was in Britain’s interests to help secure Europe’s external border and this was why he had deployed the ships.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3479641/UK-naval-ship-way-help-smash-migrant-smugglers-Vessel-start-patrols-days-spot-boats-intercepted-Turkish-coastguard.html#ixzz42EVujNIg
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