Closing the “Jungle” migrant camp at Calais will help secure the future of the Le Touquet agreement which allows British officials to check passports in France and vice versa, British interior minister Amber Rudd said on Monday.
[…] Last week the Guardian reported that France’s Alain Juppe, who is on course to win the centre-right’s presidential ticket and favourite to win power in next year’s national election, said he would seek to overturn the treaty, which effectively pushes the British frontier to Calais in northern France.
“Clearing the camp isn’t just about our legal and moral obligations. It is also in our national interest. The rise in the number of people have led some in France to question the Le Touquet agreement,” Rudd told parliament. Read more on nytimes.com