My thoughts are with those continuing to face any disruption caused by Storm Arwen.
The situation in the North East of Scotland is among the most concerning and while forecasts are improving, we are on standby to provide further assistance to the Scottish Government.
Congratulations to @P_Fiala on your appointment as Prime Minister of the Czech Republic. Our countries share a deep-rooted commitment to European security, and the shared values which bring us together are as important now as they ever were.
Delighted to welcome Prime Minister @MorawieckiM to Downing Street today. The UK and Poland share a deep and long-standing friendship. We stand shoulder to shoulder with our Polish friends against those who would try to destabilise the integrity of Polish borders.
I welcome today’s Union Connectivity Review, which has the potential not just to improve connectivity across the UK, but to bring jobs and opportunity to millions and bring us closer than ever before.
- Reciprocal maritime patrols in each other’s territorial waters and airborne surveillance.
- Deepening the work of our Joint Intelligence Cell, with better real-time intelligence-sharing to deliver more arrests and prosecutions on both sides of the Channel.
- Immediate work on a bilateral returns agreement with France, alongside talks to establish a UK-EU returns agreement.
An agreement with France to take back migrants who cross the Channel through this dangerous route would have an immediate and significant impact.
I am confident that by taking these steps and building on our existing cooperation we can address illegal migration and prevent more families from experiencing the devastating loss we saw yesterday.