The British Armed Forces are set to get involved in the Calais migrant crisis for the first time in order to keep the roads clear ahead of a weekend of chaos, Whitehall sources said.
Military planners are considering opening up barracks to relieve roads in Kent blocked by lorries unable to cross the Channel.
David Cameron will chair a meeting of the Government’s emergency committee Cobra on the Calais migrant crisis on Friday morning.
As the Government struggled to respond to the ongoing chaos:………………
More than 150 people are believed to have made it from Calais
But Peter Sutherland, UN special representative on migration, said he had been amazed by the “absolute nonsense” being alleged over the crisis in Calais. (he’s not the only one)
Mr Green said: “In the end it’s happening in France so the French have to be the effective authority.
“The single biggest protection we have is our border in France.If the French took that away we would be seeing those scenes in Kent……..
Tourism in Britain – (historic – don’t panic)
Those visiting the country so far this year (2014) included 11.38 million from EU countries, 1.1 million from the rest of Europe, 1.57 million from North America and 2.28 million from the rest of the world.
Looks like any excuse to mobilise the military ?
Are you affected by the Calais crisis? Share your experiences – via the guardian
We would like to hear from people who are affected by the crisis……a migrant surviving in a camp in Calais – or endeavouring to make the perilous journey to the UK………….
They’ve got an ‘app’ for that…..
use the GuardianWitness smartphone app or the Guardian app and search for “GuardianWitness assignments”.