A four metre high, half mile long, wall will soon grace the port at Calais, to keep migrants from entering ferries illegally. (The Guardian, 7th Sept). It will be built either side of the main two-lane road leading to the terminals. Migrants try to jump cars and trucks at this point, often using violence and weapons, so the idea is welcome to travellers.
The wall has French approval and will cost £17 million. Fences have been in place for some time, but “people are still getting through”, said immigration minister, Robert Goodwill. The illegal camp will be behind the wall, but it seems the wall will not be long enough, because it doesn’t cover the stretch of road next to the sea.
Smooth concrete will be used to prevent easy scaling of the wall, though determined migrants will not be deterred. Some local residents have protested because of the visual impact… but these are the same people whose lives have been ruined by the presence of so many illegal migrants who literally rule Calais with violence! They fail to acknowledge that the camp problem belongs to France and Calais, not to Britain, but it is Britain who will suffer the surge of Muslims if they are allowed illegal entry. Aid workers complain that migrants will take even more dangerous risks to get through. The response of most UK residents would be “Tough” – it is not their problem, but France’s, and, the migrants are illegal anyway, and attack road users from and to the UK.
UK haulage companies, on the other hand, think it wastes money that should go into increased security along the two-lane road. The immigration minister replied that the wall is only part of a larger package, including a safe parking area for trucks, which are attacked daily by migrants…
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