Thursday 25 June 2015

Urgent Summit To Deal With Calais Migrants

An emergency government meeting has been held to make sure Britain has preparations in place to deal with migrants in the event of another wildcat strike in France.

Hundreds of migrants tried to board truckers' vehicles around the port of Calais during industrial action on Tuesday.
David Cameron described the situation as "totally unacceptable" and called for the French and British authorities to work together.
He said: "We need a comprehensive and co-ordinated approach. We are bringing our expertise to bear in terms of cracking down on these criminal gangs."
The lorries had been forced to queue around Calais after traffic across the Channel was disrupted by French ferry workers.
Extra officers were drafted in to Calais, while security was stepped up in Dover to check vehicles as they arrived.
As the situation started to return to normal, police in Kent lifted emergency restrictions on the M20 which saw part of the motorway closed to all traffic except lorries heading for the Channel.
But with French unions threatening further industrial action, the authorities are preparing for more disruption over the summer.

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