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French minister: Calais migrant camp would come to Kent

A senior French minister triggered a furious political row today by saying the Calais migrant camp will come to Kent if Britain votes to leave the European Union.

Economy minister Emmanuel Macron told the Financial Times that leaving would end the agreement that allows the UK to enforce border controls - and keep unwanted migrants on the French side of the Channel.

It's the first time a French government figure has made such a threat. But it's being branded "scaremongering' by MPs campaigning for the UK to remain in the EU. More from our political correspondent Phil Hornby.

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The Last Word, March 2016

The economy... security... trade... immigration? What will decide how you vote in the big EU referendum debate this June? Today, another flashpoint: Calais, with the Remain campaign highlighting the French Government's claim that the so-called jungle could move to Kent if we vote Out.

Anneliese Dodds MEP, the Labour euro-MP for south east England and Conor Burns, the Conservative MP for Bournemouth West argue the case for and against. And we meet Arthur, a 102-year-old voter who promises to that on June 23 he will "crawl" to the voting booth, if he has to.



Haulage firm says Calais crisis could force them to pull out of European operations

A family-run haulage firm in Wiltshire is considering pulling out of its European operations, because of the danger posed to its drivers and vehicles - by people intent on getting to Britain.

Thousands of pounds of damage has been caused to lorries owned by Broughton Transport Solutions. And they say when immigrants manage to get on board, the firm gets fined thousands more.

David Woodland reports.

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