Don't believe '˜scare stories'

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There seems to be no end to the scare-mongering of those that are struggling to find wisps of gossip that might persuade some to vote for Britain to stay in the European Union.

One recently is that when Britain exits this political foreign union that the Jungle migrant camp in Calais will move into Kent, near Dover or Folkestone.

The reality is that BREXIT will mean even greater security at our borders and French immigration officers will have to either grant some migrants asylum or send them back to where they should have applied for asylum in the first EU nation they entered, usually Greece or Italy.

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It is beneficial for the Calais border Control to have a British Border Control also in Calais otherwise there would potentially be turmoil on the P&O ferries. If UK border control was not on the tarmac of Calais port then it would have to be actually on the ferry or on the ramp to the ferry.

The decks of a British ferry are considered British ‘land’.

Similar to Julian Assange being in the Embassy of Ecuador in London.

The floors of embassies, like the decks of ships, are considered to be the same ‘ground’ as the nation’s owner of that floor or deck.

No illegal immigrant would or should be allowed onto the deck of a British vessel without invitation and proper documents.

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Just as British police cannot go into the Embassy of Ecuador to arrest Mr Assange so migrants would not be allowed on the decks of a British ship without authority.

So, for the already overstretched French police it is better to leave the UK border control on the Calais tarmac than risk chaos in and around the dockside area.

Ah, you say, what about a ferry with a different nationality? Could you imagine a Turkish or even a Syrian ferry docking at Dover?

Well, Dover port already has secure passport control, mostly for going out of the UK so control for entry is already in place and illegal entrants would simply be sent back on the ship.

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You will read and hear of many scare stories in the run-up to the referendum; I beg your readers not to be taken in.

In my opinion it is the side that expects to lose the referendum that will issue the scariest stories in desperation. There will not be a migrant jungle on British soil.

Tony Smith

Brownbread Stud


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