Re: Mayor of Overrun French Town Begs UK

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Ian Field, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. Ian Field

    Ian Field Guest

    "Bullwinkle" <> wrote in message
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    > "Stop Being So Generous To Immigrants" Mayor of Overrun French Town Begs
    > UK
    > Good luck with that, pal.
    >
    > (Daily Mail) - The mayor of a French village invaded by migrants has
    > called on Britain to halt handouts to deter them from crossing the
    > Channel.
    > His comments came after makeshift tents appeared in the Dunkirk suburb of
    > Teteghem, which is less than five miles from the main port. Fears are
    > growing there that it could become the site of a new 'Jungle' - the
    > infamous
    > ghetto in nearby Calais which was torn down last year.
    >
    > Franck Dhersin, a former MP and adviser to President Nicolas Sarkozy,
    > says
    > his village cannot cope, and pointed the finger at Britain's benefits
    > system. He told the Daily Mail: 'The reason the migrants keep coming to
    > France and slipping over the Channel is because the UK is too generous
    > with
    > them. Stop giving them money and a place to live and they will soon go
    > somewhere else. End of problem.'
    >
    > He revealed that his village was currently home to 200 Afghans, Iraqis,
    > Kurds, Sudanese, Vietnamese, Eritreans and Palestinians.
    >
    > For the past four weeks, numbers of migrants camping out have been
    > increasing by 50 per week. 'At this rate within a month we will have
    > another
    > Calais Jungle on our doorsteps,' he said.
    >
    > 'I regularly visit the migrants and they all tell me they want to go to
    > England. Why? The reason is simple. They have money and a place to stay
    > as
    > soon as they arrive. England has done a lot to help the situation by
    > setting up police and Customs over here, but the problem still remains.
    >
    >
    > 'Since they razed the Calais Jungle last year the situation has changed,'
    > added Mr Dhersin. 'Now, instead of choosing Calais, the migrants are
    > trying
    > Dunkirk and the Belgian ports of Zeebrugge and Ostend.' He said that
    > Teteghem was an ideal squat location for migrants because it is next to
    > the
    > motorway linking France to Belgium and very close to the port of Dunkirk.
    >
    > Already migrants have been knocking on doors asking for water and power
    > to
    > charge their mobile phones, said the mayor.
    >
    > 'We are a small village with a population of 7,500. The migrants are
    > hardened people. They have travelled thousands of miles to get here. They
    > have nothing to lose and will stop at nothing to get what they need', he
    > added. 'Something has got to be done, but in the long term the problem
    > must
    > be solved in Britain. We are just victims of a British problem here.'
    >


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    Ian Field, Nov 19, 2010
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