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Migrants are to be housed on barges, ferries and in former military bases rather than hotels, according to government plans announced today. The idea has been around for a while, says Politico: Rishi Sunak’s suggestion to use cruise ships was “laughed off the table” when he first proposed it in Cabinet in 2020. King Charles is setting off to Germany on his first state visit as monarch, after his planned trip to France was cancelled due to anti-government protests. The two-day tour includes a military parade at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate and a white-tie dinner this evening, attended by several German princes who are the King’s cousins. Amsterdam has launched an anti-tourism campaign to put off young British men. Lads aged 18 to 35 searching online for stag dos and drinking tours in the city will be shown videos threatening fines and criminal records for rowdy visitors.