Britain should accept hundreds of migrant children from the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp while continuing to fund £87 million worth of security measures around the port, the French President has said.
Speaking after making a pledge to close the camp by the end of the year, François Hollande said Britain “would be called upon” to help his plan to resolve the migrant crisis in northern France. Continue reading »
Mes chères impertinentes, mes chers impertinents,
Neelie Kroes, vous vous souvenez ? Non, sans doute pas. C’était le scandale de la semaine dernière mais comme entre-temps, on a eu un noir abattu et des émeutes aux USA, le divorce d’Angelina et de Brad (qui en plus se permet de gueuler sur ses gosses comme le dernier des criminels) et Hollande qui n’est pas candidat et pas en campagne mais qui vient de promettre de démanteler la jungle de Calais – Calais devenue d’ailleurs ville où tout le gratin par encore gratiné de la campagne à venir doit aller se faire voir comme ce fut le cas pour la ville de Florange lors de la dernière élection. Et pourtant, Florange ferma (l’usine) et pour Calais, on nettoiera, puis ça repoussera… Continue reading »
ARIS (AP) — President Francois Hollande says he hopes authorities can relocate as many as 9,000 migrants massed in a squalid camp in Calais to reception centers across France in the coming weeks.
Hollande, visiting one of France’s 164 such reception centers in the city of Tours on Saturday, reiterated his pledge to shut the Calais camp, known as “the jungle.” Continue reading »
(AFP) – President Francois Hollande, under pressure from the right wing, on Saturday stepped up his pledge to combat illegal migration, vowing to dismantle a squalid settlement near Calais and prevent similar camps from becoming established in France.
“There will be no camps in France,” said Hollande, two days ahead of a maiden visit to the notorious “Jungle” settlement near Calais, where between 7,000 and 10,000 desperate migrants live.
“Selectively edited” Footage of a young Muslim woman wearing a so-called Burkini being threatened on a French beach was a deliberate set-up for the benefit of a Channel Seven Australia television crew, according to revelations in the Australian press.
Newspapers around the world sympathetically reported the plight of 23-year-old Australian Muslim university student Zeynab Alshelh this week after images emerged which purported to show her being harrassed on a French beach. Continue reading »
(AFP) – Two Belgian policemen were arrested for helping a group of migrants return to France after they wound up in Belgium by mistake while heading to Calais, officials said Thursday.
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve summoned Belgium’s ambassador to France, Vincent Mertens de Wilmars, to “ask for an explanation (and) express his displeasure”, the ministry said.
The Belgian officers were arrested by their French counterparts in the border town of Nieppe late Tuesday after they brought the 13 Iraqi and Afghan migrants across the frontier. Continue reading »
H/t reader squodgy:
FYI, … or is it FYD (for your disinformation)?
Exclusive: The allegations have caused anger and division among charity workers at the camp
Volunteers in the Calais Jungle have been accused of sexually exploiting refugees and even child migrants.
The Independent has discovered a serious row has broken out among some unpaid charity workers at the camp in northern France, with some believing forging sexual relationships with adult refugees is natural in such circumstances, while others say it breaches all usual codes of conduct.
One man who raised the alarm was later subjected to a barrage of online abuse. Continue reading »
(REUTERS) – Hundreds of migrants trying to make their way to Britain from Calais in northern France clashed with French riot police on Wednesday, Reuters witnesses and police said.
Police used tear-gas grenades and led charges to disperse migrants trying to make their way to the approach road for Calais port.
The clashes took place not far from where a British-financed wall is being built to seal off the road, where migrants frequently try to jump on trucks bound for Britain.
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This week the UK began construction on what has been dubbed the “great wall” near the porous border in Calais, France, to keep illegal migrants from gaining access to vehicles preparing to cross the English channel.
The British government is pouring around £2 million in the project to put up a 4 metre (13ft) high barrier along both sides of the main road into the northern French port. Continue reading »
Nicolas Sarkozy has suggested he will force Britain to open a migrant centre to process asylum claims from migrants if he is re-elected French President next year.
Speaking during a visit to the town of Calais – which has become notorious as the site of the so-called ‘Jungle’ migrant camp – the former president said he would scrap the Le Touquet treaty that lets Britain station border officials in Calais, and force the UK to open a centre on the English side of the Channel.
“We should not act as customs officers for the English,” Mr Sarkozy said. Continue reading »
The French government plans to open a rehabilitation centre for young Muslims who have been radicalised by Salafists, but critics are wary of the programme.
The “Centre for Prevention, Reintegration, and Citizenship” is a new project designed by the French government to aid in the deradicalisation of young Muslims who have been flagged as showing sympathies for the extremist Salafist ideology or terror groups like Islamic State.
The centre has been built in an area of rural France, but many locals aren’t happy about a gathering of known radical Islamists in their hometown, reports Kurier. Some have even referred to the centre as a “summer camp for Islamists.” Continue reading »
Alois Irlmaier predicted the migrant crisis in 1950 …
(AFP) – The squalid migrant camp known as the “Jungle” in France’s northern port of Calais has become home to nearly 1,000 more people since August, bringing the total to more than 10,000, two charities working there said Monday.
“The total number of people is 10,088. The previous count was 9,106, making it an increase of 12 percent in a month,” according to the French association L’Auberge des Migrants and the British non-governmental organisation Help Refugees. Continue reading »
Once in while, a feel good story comes around. As we covered in our recent episode of ON THE QT @21WIRE.TV, the thought of IMF head Christine Lagarde facing trial over her $440 million pay-off to elite insider Bernard Tapie – is certain to bring a smile to many. For years, the public have had to endure watching globalist elites swooning around their jet-set circuit. From Aspen, to Wall Street, to the World Economic Forum in Davos, they pontificate about ‘economics’, and alongside their pop culture mascots like Bono from U2 seated comfortably in their Gulfstream Jets. They claim to be peddling “solutions’ and that they are somehow saving the world’s poor from abject poverty.
However, Lagarde isn’t the first international bankster luminary to be led into the dock. No sooner did previous IMF head Dominique Straus-Khanannounce during a speech the “risks for the global economy” calling for a new approach to economic policymaking, Straus-Khan was swiftly brought down after being accused of raping an NYC hotel maid. Later, he was dragged over the media coals for his membership to a elite VIP ‘sex party’ ring.
Is Lagarde involved in high level corruption, or is she being decommissioned for another reason? Or is it both?
International Monetary Find (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde will stand trial for her role in a €400 million ($440 million) payout as French finance minister in 2008 to businessman Bernard Tapie from December 12, a French court said on Monday. Continue reading »
A French riot police officer is surrounded by flames, during a demonstration against the controversial labour reforms of the French government in Paris on September 15, 2016
A shocking picture from Thursday’s labor reform protests in Paris signals the return of fierce clashes between demonstrators and police over the contentious proposed legislation.
(AFP) – Plans to create new migrant centres across France notably to house thousands moved from Calais’ notorious Jungle camp were condemned by right-wing critics on Tuesday as “irresponsible” and at risk of sparking a “civil war”.
The Socialist-led government believes some 12,000 places are needed by the end of the year, much more than previously thought, according to a leaked interior ministry document. Continue reading »
H/t reader kevin a.
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French farmers, truckers and police have all united in a major protest in Calais, France calling on President Hollande to announce specific plans for the demolition of the “Jungle” camp which houses around 7,000-9,000 refugees primarily from Northern Africa and the Middle East. Farmers and truckers have parked their trucks and tractors on major freeways effectively creating a blockade of the Calais port.
— Gilles Klein (@GillesKLEIN) September 5, 2016
— Ruptly (@Ruptly) September 5, 2016
Accorded to RT, violent crime within the camp has been on the rise and presents an increased danger to Calais residents. Reports have surfaced of some migrants attacking passing motorists, throwing various objects at windscreens and cutting trees in an attempt to hijack vehicles. There have also been reports of migrants threatening drivers with chainsaws and machetes.
One local Calais resident described the chaos to The New Observer as follows:
“They turn up in the center of the town, numbering 2,000, 3,000, 4,000, all over the place. They smash cars with iron bars. They assault people; they even assault children. They rob and they rape. What we endure is unimaginable.“ Continue reading »
French National elections take place in two rounds of voting 2017. Marine le Pen is widely expected to be one of the final two candidates.
Today she praised the UK for choosing their own destiny and repeated her pledge to have a referendum on France’s membership in the EU.
In her first public meeting after a summer break in the tiny village of Brachay in northeastern France, Le Pen portrayed herself as the sole credible defender of law and order and national unity, saying the best way to combat terrorism was the ballot paper. Continue reading »
- Ruthless gangs deliberately causing crashes on the roads to the French port by hurling large objects at cars
- Home Secretary Amber Rudd has spoken out after a team of journalists narrowly escaped death last week
- Reporter Ben Ellery and photographers Steve Burton and John McLellan were all injured
- They had been investigating a shocking explosion of violence at the squalid migrant camp
Migrants from the Calais Jungle camp are using a deadly new tactic in their attempts to get to Britain.
Ruthless gangs are deliberately causing crashes on the roads to the French port by hurling large objects at cars – then sneaking on to lorries caught up in the resulting tailbacks. Continue reading »
A France-based Turkish newspaper has closed down its operations after receiving hundreds of death threats due to their criticism of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Zaman, which is openly critical of the Erdoğan regime in Turkey, announced its closure on Tuesday saying that the “disturbing trend of events” following the failed coup had created an atmosphere that made it impossible for the journalists or editorial staff to continue their work, reports Kurier.
The French office’s nine employees, along with readers, are said to have been in danger due to what the paper called “security risks”. Editor Emre Demir said that it was Erdoğan’s AKP party who were behind the over 200 death threats they and their readers had received. Continue reading »
Just months after it was reported that the majority of the illegal Calais migrant camp had been cleared, its population is back at 10,000, violence has peaked, and police have declared the area a “no-go zone”.
The revelations come as pressure mounts in France to move the border and camp to the UK, which the British Home Secretary will discuss when she travels to France today. Continue reading »
(REUTERS) – British and French interior ministers agreed on Tuesday to develop cooperation “now and when the United Kingdom leaves the EU” to address challenges posed by flows of migrants to the European Union.
Britain’s new interior minister, Amber Rudd, came to Paris to meet her French counterpart, seeking assurances on a deal which allows Britain to make border checks in Calais and keep thousands of would-be migrants and asylum seekers in France. Continue reading »
In the latest stabbing by a “mentally sick” assailant in Europe, moments ago a female police officer was seriously injured after a man attacked her with a knife at a police station in Toulouse, France, local media reported. The suspect tried to grab the officer’s weapon and when the attempt failed, he took a knife and stabbed her in the throat.
The police officer, whose condition is unknown, was taken to hospital with multiple injuries.
— Pierre Adrian (@PierreA31) August 30, 2016
The attack took place in the Rempart Saint-Etienne prefecture of Toulouse. The assailant, 31, had a psychiatric disorder and attacked the officer because she “represented France,” La Depeche du Midi news outlet reported, adding that the attacker was of Algerian origin. Continue reading »