On the 6th of September, British Home Secretary Amber Rudd spoke in support of spending £2million of budgetary funds on the construction of a huge wall in Calais, aimed to prevent illegal migrants from entering the UK, The Daily Mail reports on Wednesday.
Over the course of a setting of Commons’ Home Affairs Select Committee, Amber Rudd said that such a move would be “in Britain’s interest” and will help bolster security. At the same time, she emphasized that it was “up to the French authorities” how to secure the borders in Calais, but Britain is ready to “support the French with money”.
The 13ft concrete wall, a so-called “Great Wall Of Calais”, will stretch a mile along the main motorway to the port.
However critics believe that the wall would not help to deter illegal migrants who have been stopping bypassing trucks, hurling rocks and chainsaws.