Britain Builds "Big New Wall" In Calais To Stem The Surge In Migrants

As the so-called "jungle" refugee camp in Calais, France grows increasingly violent, the British government has announced that construction is soon to begin on a "big new wall" following a surge in the number migrants trying to get across the Channel. It appears Trump's 'outlandish and xenophobic' idea is catching on as sensible policy across Europe amid road blockades and violence, as "people are still getting through."

The 13ft (4m) concrete barrier will be funded by Britain, at a cost of £2m, and will stretch over a half a mile (1km) along the main dual carriageway approaching the ferry port.

Work is expected to begin as soon as this month. As The Telegraph reports,

The measure was confirmed yesterday by the immigration minister Robert Goodwill who said: "The security that we are putting in at the port is being stepped up with better equipment.

 

 

"We are going to start building this big new wall very soon. We've done the fence, now we are doing a wall."

 

 

It will be placed on either side of the road to prevent migrants from trying to stop traffic and climb into lorries and other vehicles.

Figures released last month showed that UK Border Force guards on French soil stopped 84,088 migrants last year. French police commissioner Patrick Visser-Bourdon has claimed there were 22,000 breaches of the port road defences in June this year, in comparison to 3,000 in January.