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George Foulkes is a backbench Labour Peer and was a member of the Labour Peers working group on Lords Reform.
Reform the Lords - but to the benefit of democracy, not the Conservatives.
We cannot, therefore, continue to bury our heads in the sand, nor can we hide behind talk of a more comprehensive EU strategy. The simple fact is, unless more boats are sent out to patrol the region and rescue people, more innocent lives, including those of children, will be lost in the days and weeks to come.