The continent’s isolated again.
workers staff in Calais have come over all French; they’ve gone on strike, setting up blockades and burning stuff.
The small army of Third World squatters have taken advantage. Eurotunnel train services are suspended because the illegal immigrants have spilled onto the track and ant vehicle which slows down is in danger of being mounted. The Foreign Office advises that “you should keep vehicle doors locked in slow moving traffic and secure your vehicle when it is left unattended.” I advise that drivers should keep something blunt and heavy to hand also. You life and need adequate protection.
Oh, and the PM is in”close touch” with the French authorities and is likely to raise concerns about the scenes in Calais at an EU summit on Thursday. That’s typical nonsense from a PR conman who hasn’t a clue what to do.
Thousand’s of illegal immigrants have turned Calais into Soweto because of the free stuff which Cameron’s government holds out for anyone who can hang onto the axle of a truck long enough. This has nothing to do with the EU, and the solution – as always – lies at home where Parliament has the power to legislate.
This Third World army isn’t staying in France or scrambling to get into Italy. That’s because these countries aren’t stupid enough to pay vast benefits and and give non-emergency medical treatment to people that haven’t paid first. In all EU countries except the UK, welfare is contributory. It’s here on Treasure Island where your mere presence entitles you to mooch off everyone else. That’s not EU law, that’s dumb British law and Cameron can change it but he has no intention of doing so. Anything else is just spin and lies.