PM Arranges Cobra Crackdown on Calais Crisis
David Cameron today has said the crisis at Calais is ‘very concerning’. Yesterday another migrant died after being crushed on the track. The crisis is a combination of thousands migrants risking life and limb to get into the UK and riotous French strikers, who in the spirit of the 1789, are trying to make everyone’s lives a misery.
The PM has outlined several measures that the Government will take to combat this crisis. Firstly, the UK has agreed to spend £7 million on a new military strength fence around Coquelles. The Home Secretary will also chair a meeting of Cobra to try and find a solution. Lastly, Kent police have re-introduced Operation Stack to try and clear the backlog of vehicles trying to get into France. Let’s hope this works …
While in Singapore the Prime Minister said “I have every sympathy with holidaymakers who are finding access to Calais difficult because of the disturbances there and we will do everything we can to work with the French to bring these things to a conclusion.”
Interestingly the PM then said “There's no point trying to point fingers of blame, it's about working with the French.” Of course the Daily Mail has completely ignored these words and are now reporting that the French are deliberately ‘spraying manure’ onto holidaymakers cars as part of their strike action.
TODAY AT CWF
Our one-nation vision needs to include a plan for Northern Ireland - The Conservative party has set out its One-Nation vision. With gains in England and Wales and a foothold in Scotland, the Conservatives are the only major parliamentary party looking across the UK. However in Northern Ireland, the party came behind UKIP. It’s time to take NI seriously.
Save lives - build 'killer robots' - Yesterday Stephen Hawking and other tech scientists wrote a letter saying 'a military AI is a bad idea'. Essentially the argument is build 'killer robots' and some time down the line everyone dies. But this is not the case, 'Killer robots' will save lives.
Event – Conservatives for Liberty are holding their monthly Pint and Patter. Go down there to talk about Adam Smith and the supply and demand of the beer industry …
1) Cameron’s revolutionary secret: the most professional Cabinet in British history – Conservative Home
3) George Osborne: Britain should return to a trade relationship with the EU – The Daily Telegraph
5) Cam’s on a high but he will stand down before next election – Sun Nation
FROM THE ARCHIVES
On this day, 29th July, in 1987 Margaret Thatcher and President Francois Mitterrand signed the agreement to build the Channel Tunnel. The tunnel was meant to cut the journey time to France by half. Now you’d be lucky to cross at all with blockades of migrants and revolting French workers …