Rishi Sunak and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron will meet for the first time in Egypt to discuss the migrant crisis.
The Prime Minister stated ahead of Cop27 that his “key priority” at the UN climate change conference would be resolving the crisis of small boats crossing the Channel.
“I’ve spent more time working on that in the last few days than I have on anything else,” he said.
Britain and France are “close” to allowing Border Force personnel on the beaches, with the Prime Minister insisting that he will continue to push for a deal with Emmanuel Macron.
“We have to get a grip, do a range of things to stop it from happening, return people who shouldn’t be here in the first place.”
According to the Times, the Prime Minister will press Mr Macron to sign a deal to reduce border crossings while at the summit.
Mr Sunak is also said to have defended his decision to keep Suella Braverman as Home Secretary, claiming that “she’s completely focused.”
Mr Sunak, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Justice Secretary Dominic Raab, is planning to revive the British Bill of Rights as part of his government’s response to the small boat crisis.
He stated that the legislation, which grants UK courts supremacy over the European Court of Human Rights, will be brought back to Parliament “in the coming weeks.”