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Petition calls on David Cameron ‘to restore law and order in Calais’

Elizabeth Bates | Road Haulage Association

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Following David Cameron’s commitment to take more action “across the board” to address the problems caused by refugees attempting to enter the UK from France, a petition has been launched to restore law and order in Calais.

The Road Haulage Association is gathering support and urging the Government to put an end to Operation Stack in order to stop the misery for hundreds of thousands of holiday makers planning to cross the Channel.

RHA Chief Executive Richard Burnett said: “I am calling for everybody in the country to sign the on-line petition at  www.rhaactnow.uk.net  as every name added makes our campaign stronger.”

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The current crisis at the Port of Calais is having a significant impact on the UK and its haulage industry.

For those who have no alternative but to travel through Calais, the threat of violence and harassment from migrants, intent on reaching the UK is intimidating.

On this side of the Channel, Operation Stack has seen in excess of 5000 vehicles parked up, simply waiting to cross to France.

Earlier today the Prime Minister said: “We have got people trying to illegally enter our country and here in Britain we’ve got lorry drivers and holiday-makers facing potential delays and we’re going to take action right across the board.

“Starting with helping the French on their side of the border, we’re going to put in more fencing, more resources, more sniffer dog teams, more assistance in any way we can in terms of resources.”

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