"Too often today, people are ready to tell us, 'this is not possible; that is not possible'. I say, whatever the true interest of our country calls for, is always possible!"
- Enoch Powell.
Friday, 19 November 2010
Stop being so generous to migrants: French plea to Britain after Dunkirk suburb is over-run
The mayor of a French village invaded by migrants has called on Britain to halt handouts to deter them from crossing the Channel.
His comments came after makeshift tents appeared in the Dunkirk suburb of Teteghem, which is less than five miles from the main port.
Fears are growing there that it could become the site of a new ‘Jungle’ – the infamous ghetto in nearby Calais which was torn down last year.
Franck Dhersin, a former MP and adviser to President Nicolas Sarkozy, says his village cannot cope, and pointed the finger at Britain’s benefits system.
Bound for Britain: Migrants at a makeshift camp at the French village of Tetenghem, near Dunkirk
'British problem': The asylum seekers all want to get across the Channel
He told the Daily Mail: ‘The reason the migrants keep coming to France and slipping over the Channel is because the UK is too generous with them.
'Stop giving them money and a place to live and they will soon go somewhere else. End of problem.’
He revealed that his village was currently home to 200 Afghans, Iraqis, Kurds, Sudanese, Vietnamese, Eritreans and Palestinians.