Outrage as UK Government forks out £80million on security guards at CALAIS… and YOU pay

THE Home Office is forking out a staggering £80million in British taxpayers’ cash to pay for 40 security guards to man chaotic ports in northern France in a desperate bid to halt illegal immigration.


A staggering £80 million will be spent on security guards to control immigration at French ports

Theresa May’s Government has launched the three year tender to provide “40 authorised search officers, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year” at sites in Calais, Dunkirk and at the Channel Tunnel.The “custody officers” will be tasked with carrying out searches on UK-bound lorries in an effort to halt the number of illegal immigrants sneaking into Britain.

Despite welcoming the Home Office’s tender, top Tory MPs have complained that French authorities should be doing more to control the situation at their own ports.Tory Charlie Elphicke said: “It is essential we have maximum border security at Calais to protect tourists and truckers, but the priority must be to make sure the Jungle is dismantled – we have to tackle the causes of the crisis.

“Obviously there is an arrangement where we assist with security at Calais, but the French should also be contributing.”

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The security guards will man ports 24-7

The Conservative MP for Dover told the Mail: “We need more security at Dover too to stop guns, weapons and people being smuggled, but we don’t get a contribution from France for that.”Fellow Conservative MP Philip Davies said: “It really isn’t good enough for France to be incapable of providing security in their own country and for British taxpayers to be footing the bill for them.”

The tender comes days after construction work began on a £2million 13ft wall lining a main road at the Calais port – also funded by the taxpayer – which aims to protect drivers from the threat of armed people smugglers from Calais Jungle.

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Work has already begun on a £2 million wall in Calais

Census figures released by charity Help Refugees estimate that there are currently more than 10,188 refugees living in the crime-riddled jungle, which represents a 12 percent increase from last month.Last week, French authorities began moving migrants from Calais to smaller “welcome and orientation centres” across France but critics warned that many of the migrants who are relocated will return to Calais in an effort to reach Britain.

A volunteer with the Auberge des Migrants charity in Calais told the Daily Express: “This has been tried many times before, and the migrants always come back again.

“Many just leave for a short break from Calais, but there’s no way they are just going to stay in the regions.”

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Its about time we kept our nose out of other countries business. Whatever we try to do it won’t work it costs this country more than money the whole population of Gt Britain suffers in the long run. In the end the people we try to help turn on us for interfering. Stick to running this country and doing whats best for its inhabitants and let the rest of the world sort out their own troubles. Many I may add have been started with the west trying to be best friends and all pals together in the first place. Loading...

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