Apparently the English Channel is in the wrong place and it's our fault - according to the French. The Mayor of Calais and the French Minister of the Interior have both blamed Britain for the fact that non-EU migrants who want to cross the Channel into England hang around in Calais and sleep rough until they can persuade someone to give them a lift in their vehicle.
These people come from North Africa and the Middle East and are prepared to queue and wait until they can sneak through the barriers somehow after dark.
The French suggestion? That the border be moved. Yes, they suggest that the border between England and France should not be the Channel but should be put somewhere just INSIDE the British Isles so that the French will be saved the bother of looking after all these itinerant folks.
Philippe Mignonet, the mayor of Calais, had the cheek to accuse Britain of hypocrisy because illegal immigrants can, he says, so easily get admitted and find work here on the black market. He called the camps in Calais a "British problem". Manuel Valls called on Britain to exercise stricter immigration controls.
Okay so if the French don't want these people camped in Calais, why do they allow them to enter and cross France in the first place? They are not French so why did the French allow them in? Maybe THEY should try exercising stricter immigration controls.
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