Thursday, September 8, 2016

UK slated over planned anti-refugee wall in Calais

Politicians, aid groups and activists have condemned Britain's plan to build a wall in the northern French port of Calais in a bid to stop migrants and refugees from entering the UK.

The four-metre high, 1km-long barrier will be built on a port approach road starting this month, and should be completed by the end of the year, French interior ministry officials said on Wednesday.

"The decision to build a wall in Calais is the latest wrong move in what is the ongoing scandal of the handling of the plight of refugees in northern France," Jean Lambert, a member of the European parliament and migration spokesperson for Britain's Green Party, said on Wednesday.

"The UK government must get its act together," he said in a statement.

The wall, which will be funded by the British government under an agreement struck with France at a summit in March, will complement a security fence already put up around the port and entrance to the Channel Tunnel, officials said...

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