Laurence, Felicity

Felicity Laurence
1 December 2021Feature

Felicity Laurence reports from the 'frontline' of the UK's latest battle over migration

Rachel managed to grab some food, drinks and dry clothes and she raced back to the beach. Things moved very swiftly once everyone was finally brought ashore, drenched and shaking with cold and hunger. It was a question of trying to give them a little food and dry clothing as quickly as possible – in some cases, resuscitating people – and rushing around negotiating with police, the lifeboat crew and the local beach crew.

The buses had arrived, there was no time to chat or even to ask…