Is Macron weaponising the migrant crisis?

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The migrants that tragically lost their lives in the English Channel has caused Anglo- French relations to further deteriorate. There is a theory however, that it suits Macron’s purpose to be in a perpetual war with the Brits. Could this be the case when migrants are still in the hands of the traffickers?
'These people-smuggling gangs are becoming more sophisticated in their operations' - James Forsyth
Meanwhile, sports shops such as Decathlon on the French coast have stopped selling dinghy boats in an attempt to try and curb the number of people crossing.

Also on the podcast, is the term ‘migrant’ offensive? According to Priti Patel it is.

All to be discussed as Isabel Hardman is joined by Jonathan Miller, a Spectator contributor and James Forsyth.
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