France to close down the Calais Jungle for good

An aerial picture taken in Calais on October 9, 2015 shows a site dubbed the "New Jungle", where some 3,000 people have set up camp -- most seeking desperately to get to England, . The slum-like migrant camp sprung up after the closure of notorious Red Cross camp Sangatte in 2002, which had become overcrowded and prone to violent riots. However migrants and refugees have kept coming and the "New Jungle" has swelled along with the numbers of those making often deadly attempts to smuggle themselves across the Channel. AFP PHOTO / DENIS CHARLET (Photo credit should read DENIS CHARLET/AFP/Getty Images)

The Calais Jungle will be closed down and its 9,000 occupants moved to different locations across France.

That is the plan detailed today by French president Francois Hollande, who described the migrant camp as ‘not acceptable’ and ‘extremely difficult’ for refugees.

  • Ron MacDonald

    It’s a shame the French no longer use Devil’s Island.

  • Everyone gets a bag of poisoned Skittles!

    • H

      Or the cancer is metastasizing.

  • Cat-astrophe

    Have the French never heard the kids song by Fred Penner, ‘The Cat Came Back’??

  • Editor

    Nice to see Hollande is concerned for how “difficult” it has been for the refugees. Doesn’t seem to give a rat’s ass about the people of Calais who have been putting up with this illegal, dangerous cesspool for 15 years though.

    • tom_billesley

      .. or the truck drivers having to run the gauntlet.

  • tom_billesley

    Someone is providing a lot of plastic sheeting in “UN blue”.

  • ntt1

    round ’em up and head them south toward turkey. use the armed forces as wranglers. might also contemplate driving them through some form of critter dip to control nasties.

  • Clausewitz

    It’s things like this that show why they still need A-10’s.