Calais and UK-bound hauliers face another summer of migrant mayhem

30th May 2017

The Road Haulage Association is urging the French Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, to deploy the Military to restore law and order to the Calais area.

In his letter, RHA chief executive Richard Burnett stressed the substantial loss to the UK economy and to the thousands of hauliers that cross the Channel on a daily basis since the summer of 2015.

Commenting, he said: “The unabated action by migrants and the people smugglers is crippling Calais and its environs. For the third successive summer we are once again calling for the French to deploy their military to restore law and order to the Region so that hauliers and the people of Calais can live and work safely, securely and without fearing acts of violence and intimidation from those whose only goal  is to reach the shores of the United Kingdom at any cost.

“The safety of UK-bound hauliers, the economy of Calais and the safety of its citizens cannot be put in jeopardy as a result of increasing migrant mayhem."