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‘Let Calais migrants into Britain’ demands Nicholas Sarkozy

The United Kingdom should open its own centre on British soil to deal with migrants camped in Calais, Nicholas Sarkozy has demanded.

Nicholas Sarkozy said Britain should open an asylum centre to deal with migrants in Calais
REUTERS/ AFP     Nicholas Sarkozy said Britain should open an asylum centre to deal with migrants in Calais


The former French President, who is attempting a political comeback, said Britain should let migrants currently camped out in Calais into the country.

It is estimated , with many hoping to make the crossing into Britain.

In the past two years the number of migrants in the camp has swelled with many making nightly attempts to reach Britain illegally through the Channel Tunnel.

“The jungle should not be in Calais or anywhere else, because this is a republic and those with no rights to be here should return to their country.”

Migrants in Calais have made repeated attempts to reach Britain

AFP      Migrants in Calais have made repeated attempts to reach Britain


He was speaking in Touquet, where in 2003, France signed a symbolic border treaty with Britain. Under Le Touquet accord, British officials can check passports in France and vice versa.

However, that has led to migrants trying to reach British shores congregating at Calais.

Nicholas Sarkozy is attempting a political comeback

AFP     Nicholas Sarkozy is attempting a political comeback


A French riot police officer stands as migrants try to hide in lorries heading for England

AFP      A French riot police officer stands as migrants try to hide in lorries heading for England


Images of hundreds of migrants trying to leap onto trucks bound for Britain and security concerns have prompted French politicians to threaten to tear up Le Touquet treaty and move the British border back across the channel.

Mr Sarkozy’s conservative rival Alain Juppe, who opened his presidential bid on Saturday and is considered the frontrunner in the party’s presidential primaries, has called for the treaty to be renegotiated.

Mr Sarkozy’s remarks come days after Dover and Deal to tackle the ongoing problems caused by the squalid encampment.

As well as wanting it removed, he complained that French police compound the issues by simply letting go any people traffickers or smuggled migrants that they find – thus freeing them to attempt repeated further illegal and hazardous crossings to the UK.

He also wants all lorries fitted with anti-trafficking devices to stop people sneaking onto the trucks.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/704596/Nicholas-Sarkozy-Calais-migrants-Jungle-centre-Britain

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Charlie Spencer
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It is YOU Sarkozy together with Hollande that hold full responsibility for the ‘Jungle’.

Both of you have been responsible for just ‘waving through’ the migrants to Calais with the hope that it will become a British problem. It will not.

Sarkozy, it is obvious to everyone that your are just jumping on the populist bandwagon in the hope of overcoming Front Nationale. You will not. The French have had enough of yours and Hollande’s poitics.

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