Priti Patel uninvited to ministers’ meeting by France

The French government has uninvited Priti Patel to a meeting with European interior ministers.

The move was made after Boris Johnson reportedly asked France to “take back” the people who have crossed the Channel.

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The news is following the death of 27 people whose boat was capsized when crossing from France to the UK.

A French interior ministry source told POLITICO: “We find the open letter from the British prime minister unacceptable … Thus, Priti Patel is not invited anymore to the ministers’ meeting.”

The French interior ministry said in a statement: “We consider Boris Johnson’s public letter unacceptable and in opposition with discussions between counterparts.”

The meeting will go ahead without Priti Patel. France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany and the EU commission will continue without the UK.

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