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Calais Migrants Resort To Their Last Hope Of Reaching The UK: The Human Rights Posters

by | 8th, September 2014

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IN Calais, France, migrants have been protesting,  demanding human rights protection. They have alleged police brutality against them, with some claiming to have suffered broken hands and legs.

 

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The British Government is not keen on the migrants making it to the UK. There is an increased police presence in the town after dozens of migrants tried to storm a ferry bound for Dover.

Writing in the  Sunday Telegraph , immigration minister James Brokenshire stated:

 “Obviously it’s up to the French to maintain security and order on their own soil, but we want to do what we can to help. We offered the port of Calais £3m three months ago to help improve security … we now offer our French partners the fences that were used this week to keep the Nato summit safe in Newport. These could replace and enlarge the inadequate fencing in Calais which is too easy for illegal immigrants to scale.”

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Mayor of Calais Natacha Bouchart has threatened to blockade the port unless the UK helps to control the number of migrants, claiming the town has been “taken hostage” by more than 1,000 migrants who want to cross the channel.

 

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Why is the UK such a pull ?

Former Conservative Home Secretary Lord Howard, who was the MP for Folkestone and Hythe until 2010, said the UK was not a soft touch for migrants.

“I’ve some sympathy

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