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Another “blue-sky” idea discussed at the Home Office was to have boats with pumps generating waves that would force boats back into French waters. But concerns were raised about the risk of capsizing migrants in already-overladen boats.
💥 More blue sky thinking at the Home Office: Officials discussed laying barriers in the English Channel to stop boats reaching the shore or investigate whether it would be possible to link small boats together to form a barrier to keep migrants away.
Also "blue-sky" thinking about methods that would actually drown people in the Channel ......."