Rishi Sunak under pressure as major milestone of 100,000 migrants crossing Channel reached

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A group of people thought to be migrants are brought in to Dover, Kent, onboard the Dover Lifeboat following a small boat incident in the Channel on August 10, 2023.

A major milestone has been reached in the small boats crisis, as 100,000 migrants have crossed the Channel since the crisis began in 2018.

The landmark figure was reached today, as GB News can reveal a further 400 people have crossed in 8 small boats today.

Authorities are currently responding to other potential small boat sightings in the Channel.

The arrivals are the first since Saturday, as bad weather made conditions in the Channel largely impassable.

The following year saw an almost four-fold increase, as the Home Office confirmed 28,526 people had crossed.

Then last year, a record 45,755 people made the journey.

The 100,000 mark will pile more pressure on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who has made stopping the small boats one of his government's key priorities.

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