"Send in the Gurkhas" to stop Calais migrants

Friday 31st July 2015 05:18 EDT

It is feared that around 150 illegal immigrants are arriving into Britain via Calais, France, each night. The Government is facing demands for stronger actions, which includes calls from a police commissioner to “send in the Gurkhas”.

Police and crime commissioner for Surrey, Kevin Hart mentioned that the 700-strong 2nd Battalion of the Royal Gurkha Rifles, situated outside Hythe, Kent, should be sent to tackle this issue.

Kevin Hurley said, “The Gurkhas are a highly respected and competent force, and are just around the corner. They could help to ensure that our border is not breached.”

John Keefe, a Eurotunnel spokesman does not seem satisfied with the British and French Governments' actions so far. He said, “They say they will act to stop the flow of migrants, which we welcome, but we need action not just words.”

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