March 3, 2016
France could end British border controls in Calais and allow thousands of refugees to cross the Channel in the event of a Brexit, a minister has said.
Emmanuel Macron, the French finance minister, told the Financial Times that a “leave” vote in June’s EU referendum may stop “Le Touquet” agreement, which allows British immigration checkpoints in Calais and Dunkirk and French checks in Dover.
“The day this relationship unravels, migrants will no longer be in Calais,” he said.
Current regulations mean that entry to the UK can be refused before entering the Channel Tunnel or boarding ferries, rather than once passengers exit on British soil the other side.
This article was posted: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 10:50 am