Calais mayor defies court order and refuses to install showers and toilets for migrants

Calais has vowed to ignore demands to provide hundreds of migrants with food, water and toilets less than a year after the notorious Jungle refugee camp was destroyed.

France’s highest administrative court has ordered the town to install better facilities that its refusal so far to do so ‘exposed them to inhuman and degrading treatment.’

But the mayor of the northern port community, Natacha Bouchart, has insisted the order will be ignored.