From North Africa they come across the Mediterranean Sea by boat. Then across Europe to the English Channel at Calais. From there, it’s hitch a ride on a truck traveling the Channel Tunnel to England and they’re home free.
There’s no reason any of this should be happening except for a shortage of political will to make sure the RATS stay in Africa.
Excerpt from express.co.uk
A SURGE in the number of migrants has sparked fears of another summer of chaos at Britain’s borders.
lmost 20,000 have already made it by sea to mainland Europe in the first 67 days of 2017, it emerged yesterday.
The crisis is set to intensify as the weather in the Mediterranean improves.
The French have closed six motorway service stations on the approaches to Calais to prevent them being used by migrants trying to sneak aboard UK-bound lorries.
But their action may have come too late, truckers’ leaders warned last night.
James Hookham, deputy chief executive of the Freight Transport Association, said: “Our members have reported signs that migrants are returning to Calais and French motorway operator Sanef’s move to close truck parking areas at services near the port due to problems confirms this.
“The French authorities need to take action before the situation gets any worse.
“We don’t want to see a return to last summer’s chaos when drivers suffered threats and intimidation at unprecedented levels.”
The looming crisis was laid bare in figures released by the International Organisation for Migration which revealed that 19,567 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea this year, up to March 8, a rate of almost 300 a day.
Tory MP David Davies said: “The European nations are aiding and abetting this chaotic exodus by sending out rescue boats to pick up thousands of migrants trying to enter the Continent illegally from North Africa.
“They should be taking them straight back to ports and safe refugee camps so they are not incentivised to risk their lives trying.
“I hope this worrying development doesn’t herald the return to the chaotic events of last year.”
This video taken by a Calais truck driver went viral over a year ago. It shows him running the gauntlet of savages on the road to the channel tunnel. I recall posting it here when it first came out.