Much of the money will be spent at Calais. Only 34 km (21 miles) from England, Calais was an English possession until captured by the French in 1558. Then as now, the port city was England’s first line of defense.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May will announce an additional contribution of 44.5 million pounds ($61.6 million) to France to be used to increase border control at French ports and prevent the formation of another refugee “jungle,” similar to the one that had been dismantled in Calais, The Guardian newspaper reported Thursday.
The announcement will be made during the upcoming meeting between May and French President Emmanuel Macron later on Thursday, The Guardian newspaper reported.
The funds will be allocated for the construction of a fence, as well as installation of CCTV and other detection technologies in Calais and other English Channel ports. The money will also be used to resettle migrants from French port towns to other parts of the country.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
United Kingdom crime immigration
London, United Kingdom
United Kingdom (GB) is estimated to have a population of 65.1 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.6% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 2 million.