It is by now abundantly clear that Dave's EU colleagues particularly Hollande have no wish or appetite to stop the flood of illegal migrants sitting in their Jungle camp, fed by misguded French charities waiting to enter the UK illegally. So much for the EU colleagues tackling real problems other than straight bananas etc. I get sick of the hot air and bullshit we are getting from our political elite, church leaders etc. None have put forward a single positive practical proposal. Its time to up the ante and put real financial pressure on the do nothing French authorities. Farage seems to want to start another European conflict by deploying UK troops in France. Every time Farage opens his mouth now he confirms what a shallow rabble rousing clown he is.
The political class are fixated on Dover to Calais but there are many alternatives and the way to break up this migrant stranglehold at Calais is to use alternative routes. Its simple. The prospect of all that cross channel trade leaving Calais.even temporarily would do wonders to concentrate the Mayor of Calais's mind. The trade might never return!
Other French ports include Dunkirk where our grandfathers were evacuated from, Dieppe & Boulogne. In Belgium Ostend used by Wellington in 1815 to communicate with London avoiding France, Also Zeebruuge which now has sailings to Hull avoiding the souh East of England altogether and the huge port of Antwerp. Then there is Holland with Rotterdam, the biggest port in the world by volume of traffic, Hook of Holland, Flushing, Europort etc wonder how much solidarity the Benelux dockers would show doing the trade re-routed from Calais? It would be good to know so it can be incorporated into Dave's sham EU negotiations
The way to concentrate the EU colleagues minds is through their pockets. We have a huge trade deficit in physical goods with the EU let us restrict it. Sure it will hurt UK firms and workers but Dave has to show a little ingenuity to subsidise our firms for their and not the French. When the French dockers realise what is happening Hollande will get it in the neck! The Brits won't be there.
Lorries and ships are mobile, dock facilies are not but ports have always competed with each other for trade and that's what the EU is supposed to stand for!
Now what about the Eurotunnel? Simples load at Lille and don't stop at Calais.Only discharge going South at Calais. Ah but the migrants will just trek to Lille say the BBC bleeding hearts. Let them and use the breathing space to build proper defensive walls at the Calais rail terminal. Then switch back to Calais and keep on switching at random. Lorries move faster than migrants!
Then get smart, switch ports and do not give the migrants and the media for that matter a fixed target. If you have a huge edge in mobility use that asset as Napoleon did in his successful battles!
This is not going to be easy but it is workable with good management. Its time the Rolls Royce minds of the FCO did something to help the UK. It might transfer more trade up North in the UK and achieve far more than Gideon's fantasies about his Northern Powerhouse. Best of all it will flush out the inadequacies of the EU and those UK quislings in their pay.
Ships and lorries are mobile! Use that ability to outwith these economic migrants. Genuine asylum seekers should apply to the British embassy in Paris, Rome or wherever they are.. No UK or migrant blood spilt but the French bank account takes the hit.