French authorities remove passport signs from Channel Tunnel entrance

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UK Border Control Coquelles.

ACCORDING to an article appearing in the Daily Mail, French Authorities have allegedly acted somewhat precipitately to remove signs at the entrance to the Channel Tunnel which directed motorists to various areas for passport control.

These signs, which they reported were dumped on the ground, show the EU flag and a list of acceptable countries for passport control under the French and Union flags. 

They propose that this is just a sign of how things will change now that the UK has voted to leave the Union and the article suggests that this just the start of UK Border Agency officers being told to remove themselves from French soil back to Britain.

The rationale behind all of this is that the French will take any opportunity to rid themselves of the thousands of migrants who are camped out in Calais prior to trying to enter the UK, and quite unreasonably want this to become a British problem by sending British officials back to the UK.

This was of course something that was predicted prior to the referendum but whilst the UK remains a member of the European Union, it seems unlikely that there will actually be any obvious change.

Time will tell whether the signs were removed because they were in need of repair or if this is the first stage in a dastardly French plan to change the rules.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Lets get this straight, these people are in France illegally and the French do nothing about them, they never have! Anything they do get involved in the UK pays for…. does this all seem like normal? Well its not because they shouldn’t be in France and if they are then France should be removing them but France does nothing about them and they never have! So what if we move the control to the UK, what we pay the French for not doing we could invest in jobs for people to control this on our side and send them back to France but we do have a bilateral agreement with France that was signed before the EU came about and France has stated this will remain in place. Maybe we should just close the chunnel and block it then some of the control can be placed on the ferries! 🙂

    I think what we are seeing is the typical thing that happens in most southern European countries where local councillors etc. seem to think they are the bosses and decide how things should be done rather than actually understand they need to abide by the law and agreements made by their country… just another reason why the EU is not working, because many of the countries involved are so democratically backward that the EU can’t ever work as a democratic union, many of the member countries peoples nor politicians just do not understand what democracy actually is but try to tell you they are democratic!

  2. It has nothing whatsoever to do with the EU.
    It is entirely a bi-lateral agreement between UK & France under which the UK assists France with control of its mutual border & UK taxpayers provide money to aid the French in policing the criminal illegal immigrants who have yet to be deported from France.
    #Brexit is irrelevant.We’re the mutual border not satisfactorily policed it would result in a severe curtailment of this particular access to the UK

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