UK leader pledges to send help to France to con­trol mi­grants

The China Post - - INTERNATIONAL -

Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter David Cameron has pledged to send dogs and fenc­ing to France to help con­trol the surge in mi­grants try­ing to cross into the UK nightly.

Cameron chaired an emer­gency se­cu­rity meet­ing Fri­day just af­ter re­turn­ing from a trip to Asia. He said that he would speak later in the day with French Pres­i­dent Fran­cois Hol­lande and that the UK would of­fer prac­ti­cal re­sources.

Cameron said that the UK would also do all it could on its side of the bor­der to re­duce dis­rup­tion, in­clud­ing al­low­ing the use of Min­istry of De­fense land to ease con­ges­tion near the Chan­nel Tun­nel.

“This is go­ing to be a dif­fi­cult is­sue right across the sum­mer,” Cameron said.

Thou­sands of mi­grants have been scal­ing fences near the tun­nel, hop­ping on freight trains or trucks des­tined for Bri­tain.

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