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Nato 'ring of steel' fences sent to Calais to stop immigrants

Britain will send the fences used at the Nato summit to Calais in an effort to stop illegal immigrants getting into Britain from the French port.

The immigration minister James Brokenshire said the move is part of a bid to send a message that the UK is "no soft touch" for migrants.

Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, the minister said the new fencing would replace the "inadequate" fencing currently in place, and added that a hope would be to create secure parking for legal travellers to wait without the threat of hassle from any disruption.

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Calais deputy mayor: UK must compensate us over migration

Calais' deputy mayor Philippe Mignonet and the port’s immigration chief has said the area needs to be financially compensated for the the impact of English rules on migration.

Calais' deputy mayor Philippe Mignonet with mayor Natacha Bouchart. Credit: ITV News

What we want Cameron to do is to strongly talk to the migrants, that they won't be received and won't be accepted in England any more when they come through Calais.

Then to change the border, and transfer the border back to Dover. At the moment the English border is in Calais. The third point is to compensate financially the prejudice we suffer in Calais because of the English rules.

– Calais' deputy mayor Philippe Mignonet

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