French border police have stopped migrants trying to sneak into Britain 18,000 times this year – four times the figure for the whole of 2013

French gendarmes round up and evict migrants who were living in the camp close in Calais

French border police have stopped migrants trying to sneak into Britain 18,000 times so far this year – more than four times the number stopped in the whole of 2013.

The figures reveal that the number of migrants attempting to reach British shores is more than double than that for the whole of last year, the border police report said.

Most of the migrants stopped were found stowed aboard lorries boarding Channel Tunnel shuttle trains in Coquelles and ferries at Calais port, police said…

…The mayor of Calais, Natacha Bouchart, has blamed Britain’s ‘black market economy’ and ‘cushy benefits system’ for the migrant crisis in northern France.

She said the UK should be forced to abandon border checks for travellers arriving from Europe to help move the migrants away.

Ms Bouchart said: ‘They want to go to England because they can expect better conditions on arrival there than anywhere else in Europe or even internationally.

‘There are no ID cards. They can easily find work outside the formal economy, which is not really controlled…

  • Alain

    As long as Britain keeps rewarding them with benefits, they will keep coming or trying to come.

    • tom_billesley

      The mayor of Calais is not wrong. As long as the British government does not face up to this as a product of theri policies, there will be no end of recruits for the invasion..

  • Norman_In_New_York

    To Mayor Bouchart: Oh, boo hoo!. Tell your central government to round them up and ship them back to Africa. End of problem.

  • tom_billesley

    It’s a game of snakes and ladders for them.