Can We Solve The Calais Crisis?

For more than ten years migrants have been gathering at Calais in northern France trying to get across the Channel to England. It is estimated that currently there are 12,000 migrants, almost all of whom are illegal, and according to the French many more are on the way. It is clear that soon the crisis at Calais will explode as they become more frustrated.

Local people already complain that the migrants are rapidly becoming far more violent than they used to be and it seems that everyone is blaming the British.

The Camp

The Calais Camp

What the French government and people fail to comprehend is that all these migrants are on French soil, NOT British soil, so therefore they are subject to French Law. Britain is not forced to allow these people entry to the country, and it is up to Britain to decide who enters our land, not the French.

For me the French made a very big mistake when they allowed these people to gather at Calais in the first place. With their cavalier  “Oh this is a British problem not ours” attitude they have created this whole mess.

Had the French been clever enough to realize that by sending these people back where they came from as soon as they started gathering, this whole debacle could have been avoided. Also we would not have been talking about thousands, but possibly a couple of hundred.

Migrants - Calais

Migrants – Calais

The current situation is definitely not acceptable to the residents of Calais and never has been, but the Mayor of Calais has still not taken any direct action to get the government involved in deportations. All she keeps insisting is that they should all be moved to England and kept in camps along the south coast. What she seems to forget is that these people are on FRENCH soil and are therefore a french problem. The fact they are trying to get into England is totally irrelevant. I am damn sure that were the situation reversed, and we were trying to dump our illegal migrants on to France, they would kick up one hell of a fuss and be complaining to the Human Rights Council on the first day.

According to Jean-Claude Delage, the trade union’s general secretary, (I fail to see what he has to do with the problem) there will soon be so many illegal immigrants living in the ‘Jungle’ camp, that an “en masse” evacuation would be “too dangerous” to implement.

Destruction

Destruction

I don’t believe that! It would seem to me that the obvious solution would be to surround the entire refugee compound in both Calais and Grande-Synthe in Dunkirk with troops and have every one of the migrants arrested, taken to a holding area at a military airbase, and then flown back to wherever they came from. Do this a few times and the migrants would soon get the idea that there is no point in trying anymore.

It is International Law that any refugee can claim asylum in the FIRST nation they enter outside their own. This rule has been completely forgotten by all and sundry, because most of the migrants have travelled through four or five countries to get to the English Channel and want to come to Britain for the free handouts from the government. Why did they not claim asylum in Greece or Italy? I’ll tell you why – because Britain is the most generous country in Europe when it comes to asylum seekers and immigrants.

Fighting To Get To England

Fighting To Get To England

The English authorities well know that 80% of these people are not fleeing violence in their own country, they are economic refugees who are out to make money off the British Welfare System. They know that as soon as they get into Britain they will be given a place to live, food, and money every week by the government, and they need do nothing for it.

It is hoped that Theresa May now she is P.M., will do something about this enormous scandal.

Roy.

2 Responses to “Can We Solve The Calais Crisis?”

  1. Alfie Says:

    One technicality though is that London & Paris agreed to allow the UK to do the screening on French soil. I think the UK and France should work together to boomerang the lot back to N. Africa & any other points of origin.

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    • Hi Alfie, nice to hear from you again.
      I agree 100% with your statement. I heard yesterday evening on the news that they are going to close down the camps at Calais completely. That will be a good thing, but I agree that they should all be sent back where they came from. Perhaps if we do this a few times it might persuade the rest to stay in their own country.
      Best Regards,
      Roy.

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