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Alain Juppé calls for UK border to move from Calais to Kent. France must push back its border with Britain from Calais to the Kent coast and stop managing refugees and migrants for the UK, Alain Juppé has told the Guardian.

Alain Juppé calls for UK border to move from Calais to Kent

Juppé, 71, the current favourite to become the next French president, said he wants a complete renegotiation of the Le Touquet accord, the deal between France and Britain that keeps border checks, and thousands of refugees and migrants, on the French side of the Channel. “We can’t tolerate what is going on in Calais, the image is disastrous for our country and there are also extremely serious economic and security consequences for the people of Calais,” Juppé said in an interview in Paris with the Guardian and a handful of European newspapers. “So the first thing is to denounce the Le Touquet accords.

We cannot accept making the selection on French territory of people that Britain does or doesn’t want. It’s up to Britain to do that job.” Juppé said he was not afraid of Britain’s strong opposition to changing the accord. What does the closure of the Calais camp mean for the refugees? Our panel discuss. Yvette Cooper: Urgent action is needed to get all unaccompanied children and teenagers to safety No one should be living in the squalid, inhumane and dangerous conditions of the Calais camp.

What does the closure of the Calais camp mean for the refugees? Our panel discuss

For people – and especially children – to be stuck in a place like this in northern Europe should shame us all. Ghettoised and lawless camps where criminal and trafficking gangs can exploit and threaten can never be the answer to the refugee crisis. So yes of course the camp needs to be cleared. Evicting migrants: Calais's never-ending operation. French authorities may hope the ongoing evictions of the Calais refugee camp known as the "jungle" will be a permanent solution, but history has shown the area in northern France to be a magnet for migrants.

Evicting migrants: Calais's never-ending operation

Overlooking the Strait of Dover, Calais is a short ferry crossing or 35-minute underwater tunnel trip to England. That's agonizingly close for the countless migrants who have tried and failed to make the crossing illegally while dreaming of greater opportunity in Britain. "It's not the first time we have this situation. Comment les télés dans le monde évoquent l'évacuation du camp de Calais. Calais, vu des deux côtés de la Manche. Au moment où les autorités françaises démantèlent une énième fois près de Calais un lieu de regroupement de migrants désireux de travers la Manche, Conversation France et Conversation United Kingdom ont décidé d’unir leurs efforts pour analyser cet événement qui concerne directement nos deux pays.

Calais, vu des deux côtés de la Manche

Afin de livrer à nos lecteurs, dans leurs langues respectives, une analyse qui ne soit pas unilatérale, manifestant du même coup l’une des raisons d’être de notre réseau : éclairer différemment, et sous un autre angle, l’actualité. Vu de France : « Le grand raout des autorités continue » Vu d’Allemagne. Calais : la “jungle” renaîtra. Des milliers de réfugiés sont évacués de la “jungle” pour être répartis dans tout le pays.

Vu d’Allemagne. Calais : la “jungle” renaîtra

Et après ? After the Calais Jungle: is there a long-term solution? Views from France and Britain. Ever since the French president François Hollande went to Calais in late September 2016 and promised that the migrant camp on its outskirts, known as “the Jungle”, would be dismantled, its residents have been preparing to be moved.

After the Calais Jungle: is there a long-term solution? Views from France and Britain

On October 24, queues of people who had been living in the camp in hope of crossing to Britain, waited to be registered before being transported on buses to refugee centres in other parts of France. However, it’s feared there are some residents who do not want to leave. The camp is to be demolished. But will this police operation bring an end to people heading for Calais? Conversation editors in London and Paris asked two academics from either side of the English Channel who work on migration for their views.

We’ve been here before Heaven Crawley, research professor at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University In August 2002 I was working in the UK Home Office. Fifteen years later and here we are again. Démantèlement de la « Jungle » de Calais. Et après ? Ni ne devrait se faire prier pour consentir un geste d'hospitalité au final dérisoire : quelque 7 000 migrants à répartir, 70 par département !

Démantèlement de la « Jungle » de Calais. Et après ?

Une goutte d'eau, comparé à ce que vivent la Grèce, l'Italie, l'Allemagne et surtout les pays limitrophes des zones de guerre, submergés et déstabilisés. Rien à voir avec les vagues italienne, espagnole ou portugaise qui se chiffraient, au milieu du XXe siècle, en centaines de milliers de migrants. Pour des raisons de calendrier politique et de « spectacle » humanitaire insoutenable, l'exécutif s'est senti obligé d'adresser un message de fermeté. The Calais Jungle is being cleared, but what follows may be worse. Clearing long-suffering people out of a stinking, unhealthy, cold and unsanitary encampment with little security or protection from the coming winter is, at the risk of over-simplifying a highly complex situation, a good thing.

The Calais Jungle is being cleared, but what follows may be worse

It is in nobody’s interest that refugees, including children, who have crossed a continent to escape war, torture and persecution, are left to be brutalised by people traffickers and miscellaneous criminals in a place beyond the law and human rights. It is true, as has often been remarked, that it would not be tolerated on British soil, and it is an astonishing indictment of the callousness of so many in Europe that it has been allowed to fester at Calais for so long. There has been a camp of would-be migrants at this port for so long – on and off since the start of the millennium – that the presence of the so-called Jungle, an ugly name for an ugly place, has been taken for granted by governments on both sides of the Channel. Reuse content.