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Channel Tunnel delays after migrants storm French side

Fresh disruption was brought to Channel Tunnel services after around 150 migrants tried to storm the terminal in Calais in a bid to board UK-bound freight.

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UK 'could stop' Calais chaos with 'clearer message'

Farage said the UK needed to send a 'clearer message' to illegal immigrants Credit: Reuters

Nigel Farage, the Ukip leader, has said the government's unwillingness to take stronger action on immigration has worsened the situation in Calais, where disruption caused by striking ferry workers has led to massive delays.

Migrants have been using the delays in the French port to break into trucks bound for the Britain.

Farage told LBC radio that Britain needed to send a "clearer message" to those hoping to travel to the UK illegally.

The British actually could stop, or at least ameliorate, the situation in Calais by sending out clearer messages. Unfortunately, we never seem to do that.

– Nigel Farage, Ukip leader

The Ukip leader said that those seeking to enter the UK illegally "know they can come to Britain and work in the black market".

"They [know they] are unlikely to get caught and if they are caught, they're very unlikely to get sent back," he said.

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