‘Last chance saloon’ for Rishi Sunak to end Channel migrant crisis

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On Tuesday, Rishi Sunak announced a new five-point plan to tackle illegal immigration, which he claimed would clear the backlog of UK asylum claims by the end of 2023.

Meanwhile, more rail strikes throughout the week and snowfall on Sunday evening caused significant travel disruption.

Below, we showcase some of the most eagerly discussed talking points from Telegraph readers in the comments section, Letters page and Community ‌Facebook ‌group.

Immigration deal with Albania

The Prime Minister’s new plans to tackle the migrant crisis included a new deal with Albania to fast-track the deportation of migrants from the Balkan state that will help to remove the backlog of more than 100,000 asylum claims by the end of next year.

Although readers recognise Rishi Sunak’s plans as a good starting point, they are not convinced that he will deliver on his word, with many pointing out how previous governments have failed to tackle the UK’s migrant crisis.

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