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The legal war of words over the Calais jungle

29 March 2016

The migrants' camp across the Channel is working to everyone's advantage in the Brexit debate, and both parties are right - and wrong - in their arguments, writes Thom Brooks

Immigration remains the number one issue of concern for voters. Unsurprisingly, each side in the EU referendum debate has tried to use this to its advantage.

Brexit campaigners made their pitch first, claiming Britain could better safeguard its borders if we left the EU and left all such decisions to parliament alone.

Now the Remain camp has set out its case on immigration: Prime Minister David Cameron has claimed that Brexit would risk British border security, that it could open the door to the squalid, mud-filled Calais jungle camp moving across the English Channel to Kent. His argument, backed up by the French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron, was that a change in Britain's relatio...

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