At the risk of being criticised by those who have such small lives that they apparently monitor my every move and comment...
I was driven through this tip a few years ago and warned to keep the car door and windows locked because these people are so dangerous--there were reports of stabbings and robbery with violence. To a certain extent, I can see where Marine le Pen and Nigel Farage are coming from--obviously not with their racist and homophobic policies, but certainly with this kind of this. This has nothing to do with racism, but on France and England starting to toughen up after being a soft touch for years. My wife has twice been attacked by scum who live like pigs when they don't have to, and instead of getting jobs go scrounging and thieving. Quite simply, the French and Belgians don't want them, and neither do we. It's sad what is happening in their countries, but when one makes one's bed, upon this bed is there they must lie. If they are willing to work in the countries they invade, they should be welcomed with arms open wide and embraced by our communities. If all they want to do is scrounge off our benefits system and get free housing when there isn't enough to go around for our own people, then they should be sent back. And don't give me all that nonsense about 'poor little children'. Some of these people have a half a dozen, well aware they cannot afford them. I remember going to Marlene Dietrich's apartment, where she had a newspaper clipping of one of these scenarios on her wall, upon which she had written, "If they stopped fucking, half of their problems would go away."
Oh, and as I am not afraid to stick my head above the parapet, do me a favour. If you're going to send me hateful messages, at least have the guts to use your name!
French riot police evacuate Calais immigrant camps
CALAIS France (Reuters) - French riot police started evacuating three campsites housing hundreds of immigrants in the northern port town of Calais on Wednesday, days after the anti-immigrant National Front party hammered the ruling Socialists in a European election.
The evictions, denounced by local rights organizations, had been announced by a local government prefect a week earlier - before Sunday's election drubbing - on the grounds that the makeshift camps posed problems for public health and safety.
Calais has for years attracted floods of immigrants who flee poverty or conflict in countries such as Afghanistan and Iraq, many of them hoping to cross the narrow sea channel to Britain by ferry or the sub-sea train tunnel.
"This is sad, and it changes nothing," said Jalal, an Iraqi in his 20s who watched as police moved in.
"I'll move my tent somewhere else ... but I am staying put (in Calais). What else can I do. I will try again to make the crossing. I did not come here just to give up now."
Many of the estimated 600-800 immigrants living in the three camps had moved out before the well-publicized evacuation ordered by Denis Robin, prefect for the Pas-de-Calais region.
The operation came on the heels of the European Parliament elections, where the National Front took one in four votes to come first ahead of the mainstream centre-right opposition party and, in third place, the ruling Socialist Party.
Pas-de-Calais lies in north-west France where the FN won 34 percent of the vote in Sunday's election, one of its best tallies and a tripling of its score from the 2009 EU election.
The FN has long campaigned for a dramatic reduction in immigration and opposes the "Schengen" borderless zone at the heart of the 28-member European Union.
(Reporting by Pierre Savary; Writing by Brian Love; editing by Mark John)