The biggest seaborne invasion force since World War II has assembled in North Africa:

Some 235,000 migrants and refugees in Libya are ready to make the dangerous Mediterranean crossing to Italy as soon as the opportunity arises, UN envoy Martin Kobler said in an interview published on Thursday.

A life-saving, Australian-style boat turn-back is suggested:

Johnson noted that British vessels HMS Diamond and HMS Enterprise were participating in the Rome-based EU military taskforce dubbed Operation Sophia, launched in 2015 with the aim of neutralising refugee smuggling routes in the Mediterranean.
“I think I’m right in saying we turned back 200,000 migrants, sorry saved, saved 200,000 migrants, so I do think it’s the right approach,” insisted Johnson without specifying which migrants he was referring to.
It’s the compassionate course of action.

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