French presidential favourite calls for refugee camps to be shoved back into Britain

RESPONSIBILITY for managing the refugee flow from France to the UK should be solely Britain’s according to the current favourite to become the next French president. 

Alain Juppe wants a radical renegotiation of the Le Touquet accord which presently keeps border checks on the French side of the Channel, alongside thousands of migrants in squalid camps across Calais. 

 “We can’t tolerate what is going on in Calais, the image is disastrous for our country and there are also extremely serious economic and security consequences for the people of Calais,” Juppé said.

“So the first thing is to denounce the Le Touquet accords. We cannot accept making the selection on French territory of people that Britain does or doesn’t want. It’s up to Britain to do that job.”

Britain has done well from the accord, which essentially pushes the UK border into France, but presidential elections, increasing public outcry, and British vulnerability over Brexit has made the situation untenable and likely to change soon. 

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    • Mike in ESP

      21 October 2016 • 18:44

      What is wrong with these people, what France is supposed to do is remove them, then if they claim asylum process them, otherwise out is where they should go. It is France that is creating the image that is disastrous for their country, how is it that generally only clowns become politicians!

    • kay peukert

      22 October 2016 • 11:03

      I must admit I was amazed when we went back to uk in nov.2012 – Customs control in France ??? WHY????
      When we docked on the other side we were just waived through incredible just proves how lazy the brits are.
      I agree they should be kicked out that is customs in france it should be in the uk where it belongs.
      My son as a lorry driver had enough problems with them getting into his lorry – he got them out faster than they got in

    • Roy Peters

      23 October 2016 • 15:46

      I agree Mike. They are on French soil and therefore it is a French problem. As I have often said before, they should round them all up and put them on military flights back to where they came from.
      Instead they blame the British for all their self-made problems. This has been going on for years and years and they should have solved it before it got out of hand.
      But you know how it is – it’s always easier to blame us.

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