Sarkozy Wants To Force Migrant ‘Detention Camps’ On UK

Nicolas Sarkozy
Nicolas Sarkozy has promised to “go to London the day after the [French] presidential election” to renegotiate an agreement allowing UK border checks to be enforced in France. The former president, who is running to regain his country’s highest office, signed the Touquet agreement himself in 2003 when he was interior minister. However, he has vowed to scrap it several times this year, and now says he wants to see “detention centres” set up in the UK as the illegal migrant camps in Northern France are dismantled. “Since most of these foreigners come to Calais to enter the UK, I want our British friends to now take charge of the processing of applications from those who want asylum, in a detention center, in Britain, and also take charge of the return of those who will be rejected,” he told La Voix du Nord newspaper yesterday. “It’s not on French soil that we must address the admission records to enter the UK”, Mr. Sarkozy added. His calls come after a surge in the size of the ‘Jungle’ camp in Calais to 10,000 and a “peak” in violence there. They were made the day before hundreds of truckers, dockworkers and farmers shut