Muslims have caused billions in losses to transport companies in the past few months. There should be a class-action lawsuit against Merkel and another one against the Eurocrats in russels over this. Every single woman, child and man who have lost any fraction of their freedom, property, or security from these EU decisions should gather together in a massive lawsuit with compensation demands, and personal security guards for each individual paid by the EU until all risks are gone.
Sue, sue, sue. Sue the eurocrats until they don’t know what direction to turn. Sue them until they run with nothing but their clothes on their backs. Sue them multiple times until it become unmanageable. People can sue without the necessary expense of a lawyer – or team up with lawyers willing to work for free on contingency, for the mutual cause to eradicate this Euroinsanity.
Hundreds of migrants flock to Cherbourg ferry port as Calais ‘Jungle’ demolition continues
The Normandy port stopped 400 migrants trying to sneak onto ferries since the start of the year, more than for all of 2015.
The southern part of the ‘Jungle’ camp burns on Tuesday.
By Rory Mulholland, Paris
5:40PM GMT 02 Mar 2016
Migrants are flocking to the Normandy ferry port of Cherbourg in their bid to reach Britain or Ireland as the route via Calais becomes increasingly difficult, French officials said.
More than 400 migrants have tried to sneak onto ships in Cherbourg since the start of the year, twice the number of attempts for the whole of 2015, said the top state official in the region, Jacques Witkowski.
Many more may head there from Calais in the coming weeks as French officials continue the demolition of half of the squalid “Jungle” camp – which is home to up to 7,000 migrants – that began this week.
“What we are seeing is probably the arrival of migrants from Calais or other ports… We have seen the same thing at Dieppe and other ports. Cherbourg has not escaped this phenomenon,” Mr Witkowski said in a monthly briefing on Monday.
A migrant brandishes a knife during a scuffle in the cam.
He made his statement after nine male refugees were discovered last weekend huddled inside the back of an Irish truck that arrived from Cherbourg – after a 17-hour crossing – at Rosslare in southeast Ireland.
Six more were found on Monday in another trailer that docked in Rosslare, Verona Murphy, president of the Irish Road Haulage Association, told the Telegraph.
Police and customs officials have stepped up security around the city’s port area and were carrying out checks on vehicles on roads leading to the ferry terminal and on trains arriving in the town, officials said.
Riot police secure an area in the camp.
But Ms Murphy said French authorities were failing to properly protect Irish and British truck drivers, who are subject to hefty fines if their vehicles are found with migrants on board.
She said the demolition of half of the Calais Jungle “serves only to disperse the migrants to different ports in France and Belgium”.
Belgium on Monday said its officials had turned back more than 600 migrants at the French border since reinstating border checks a week earlier over fears about the destruction of part of the Jungle.
At the weekend French police were reported to have stopped migrants trying to leave on a small boat from near the town of Barneville-Carteret, south of Cherbourg, to reach the Channel Island of Jersey, which lies just 20 miles from the French coast.
Britain has put substantial pressure on France to stem the flow of migrants getting across the Channel, and has funded a huge increase in security measures around the port and tunnel in Calais.
No, this will not happen in Kent if we vote to leave the EU.
Refugees and migrants in the Jungle, most of whom are fleeing war, poverty or persecution in the Middle East, Afghanistan and Africa, say that is has now become next to impossible to sneak onto a truck in or near Calais heading for Britain without paying thousands of pounds to people smugglers.
Some will likely be tempted head to other ports such as Cherbourg on the northern French coast where security is less tight. Ferries from Cherbourg travel to Rosslare and Dublin in Ireland and to Portsmouth and Poole in England.
In December, five leaders of a people smuggling network were sentenced to five years in prison for ferrying dozens of Albanian migrants across the Channel from Brittany to England on speedboats and yachts.
A total of 18 people were tried by a court in the Breton city of Rennes for pocketing up to €6,000 (£4,700) for each person they brought to Britain over a year-long period starting in early 2012.