French Vow to Destroy 'Jungle' Route to Britain
Byline: Peter Allen in Paris
FRANCE's largest illegal migrant camp will be razed "by the end of next week" with inhabitants told: "You will not get to England any more via Calais."
French immigration minister Eric Besson gave riot police the green light to clear the notorious "Jungle" near the port-- and made it clear that he was having to take tough action because Britain was "soft" on immigration.
"The paradoxical situation in which France finds itself is that we're trying to protect entry to the United Kingdom," said Mr Besson.
He said Britain's generous welfare benefits encourage people from all over the world to use his country as a base to …
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Publication information: Article title: French Vow to Destroy 'Jungle' Route to Britain. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Evening Standard (London, England). Publication date: September 17, 2009. Page number: 25. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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