Tough luck….it’s called an invasion and the UK has a history in fending them off.
What these knuckleheads are saying is that they insist on determining UK immigration policies even after BREXIT.
Le stitch-up: Fury at French call for asylum centre in Calais to help migrants win right to settle in Britain
The Calais ‘Jungle’ migrant camp, which has become a hotspot in the migration debate
- Xavier Bertrand, president of the Calais region, called for action on Calais
- He wants a deal for migrants to claim UK asylum at a ‘hotspot’ in France
- The plan follows Nicholas Sarkozy’s call for controls to be shifted to the UK
A French plan to let migrants lodge UK asylum claims in Calais sparked a major borders row last night.
Xavier Bertrand, who is chief of the Calais region, called for ‘hotspot’ application centres to be set up in the port city. Migrants hoping to cross the Channel illegally would instead be able to make a British asylum claim while still on French soil.
But British politicians said the idea would make the chaotic situation in Calais even worse. Amber Rudd slapped the proposal down, with sources close to the Home Secretary saying it was a ‘complete non-starter’.
A senior Whitehall insider even suggested the UK could threaten to withdraw security co-operation if France tore up existing border arrangements at Calais.
Xavier Bertrand wants a new deal in which migrants hoping to claim asylum in the UK would be able to do so at a ‘hotspot’ in France