September 22, 2009
Today in Calais: French police lose it a little.
Stranger and more violent things have happened on the shore facing Kent over the past 2200 years. But illegal immigration is increasingly a big issue in Europe. Relations between official France and the UK have suffered. See the AP story:
CALAIS, France--French police cleared out then bulldozed a squalid, sprawling forest camp near the northern city of Calais on Tuesday, detaining hundreds of illegal migrants who had hoped to slip across the English Channel into Britain.
French Immigration Minister Eric Besson, who visited the site known as "the jungle," called it a "base camp for human traffickers" and said he would return the rule of law to the northern French coast.
"The law of the jungle cannot last eternally," Besson said. "A state of law must be re-established in Calais." [more]
Posted by Rob Bodine at September 22, 2009 11:59 PM