France ‘will definitely close UK border at Calais’

The French government is “definitely” going to close the UK border post in Calais after Brexit, a close ally of presidential election frontrunner Alain Juppe has told the BBC.

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Arnaud Danjean said France no longer wanted the “negative burden” of migrants aiming to cross the Channel being detained on its soil. The change would be an “uncomfortable consequence” of Brexit, he said. The UK government wants the post in Calais to remain in use.

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