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Calais migrant crisis: UK-French centre to tackle traffickers

The UK and France have announced new measures to prevent "undocumented migrants" entering the Channel Tunnel by tackling the criminals who smuggle them to Calais and across the Channel.

The plans include the creation of a joint police operation aimed at tackling the people-smugglers who profit from the desperation of those trying to reach British shores.

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PM blames Calais crisis on 'swarm' of migrants

The Prime Minister has insisted Calais is safe and secure despite a "swarm" of migrants wanting to cross the Mediterranean and come to Britain.

David Cameron told ITV News migrants were "seeking a better life" because we have "jobs, a growing economy and it's an incredible place to live".

But he insisted it was now harder for migrants to get bank accounts and council houses and more legislation was being passed to make Britain a "less easy place to stay".

He added: "We need to protect our borders by working hand in glove with our neighbours, the French, and that is exactly what we are doing."

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