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Migration Abbott condemns Tory plans to keep Calais migrants out of Britain

DIANE ABBOTT condemned Tory plans to address the refugee crisis in Calais by building more walls as “an admission of failure” today.

Officials have announced a whopping £44.5 million will be spent on fencing, CCTV and detection technology in Calais and other ports along the Channel.

Part of the money will also be used to prevent another migrant camp from forming as it did in Calais in 2015.

The shadow home secretary said: “We have repeatedly been told that security measures would solve the problem, but it has just shifted it from Calais to Sangatte and back to Calais again.

“We need humane treatment of all these people, safe and legal routes for genuine refugees and the British government needs to honour our moral obligations by taking our fair share of refugees.”

Only around 750 children have been transferred to Britain since the Jungle refugee camp in Calais was demolished by French police in 2016.


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