Four people die off Kent coast as skipper of trawler that saved 31 lives says it was like “something out of a Second World War movie”.
A major search operation went ahead and four people have been reported dead.
Report suggests policy would see migrants from countries such as Albania deported quicker.
The French president privately made disparaging comments as tensions ran high over the migrant crisis.
Wednesday was the deadliest day on record for people trying to get to the UK through the Channel.
The news that 27 people died while trying to cross the Channel on Wednesday has rocked the UK.
"I don't want to hear another hand-wring from Priti Patel," one person tweeted.
People died in French waters while trying to reach UK shores on a dingy on Wednesday.
The home secretary met her French counterpart on Wednesday for crisis talks.
The UK is doing everything it can to keep refugees out of the country – and spending millions to do so, writes Lauren Crosby Medlicott.