6,000 people living in camps around Calais

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Refugees on the streets of Paris

A FRENCH government official has released the news that there are now approximately 6,000 people living rough around the outskirts of Calais which is double the number during the summer.

This announcement was made in order to warn other migrants and refugees to keep away from the Pas-de-Calais area especially as more security has been put into place which has resulted in fewer people making their way to Britain.

In an interview with Reuters news agency the official said “When I started this job early this year they said it took on average three months to get to the UK, now, we see that some have been here for eight months and some are not even trying to go across anymore – some are settling here.”

There were reports earlier in the week that two migrants were killed trying to get to Britain and this brings the figure since June alone to 16 fatalities. Matters have the potential to get worse as more and more people enter the EU via eastern Europe and Greece.

Many refugees appear to have also decided to stay in Paris, in the hope of a better life but still exist in makeshift camps on the streets.

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John Smith

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    • Mike

      19 October 2015 • 17:33

      The whole ‘migrant’ thing is a shambles and the EU is a load of hot gas that runs on our taxes, the French do nothing as these people are illegally in their country. The politcians from every northern EU country are scared s***less to do anything, if this sit around on their ar**s much longer then there will soon be hundreds of thousands and not a few thousand people sitting around. There are thousands of beggars and thieves from other countries now on our streets than there where 10 years ago and the reason are stupid freedom of movement laws, these politicians are great at making legislation but then they don’t even know how to deal with the legal side of the legislation they create and sit there like dumb monkeys while everything goes pear shaped around them, they should all be in a circus as clowns… Oh I forgot they are, its called the EU!

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