LISTEN Julia tells Calais aid worker 'we have no responsibility for non-British citizens living in a safe country'

Calais jungle: Migrants are 'a shared responsibility' between Britain and France, says CalAID co-founder Siobhan Wall

Migrants watching a tent burn in the jungle (Getty)

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Julia Hartley-Brewer laid into a Calais aid worker on her show this morning, suggesting Britain has no responsibility to look after non-UK citizens who have chosen to live in France.

When CalAid co-founder Sioban Wall suggested we have a "responsibility as humans" to help those who have been living in the Calais Jungle, Julia responded "there are about a billion people on this planet living in worse conditions" than them.

Our presenter went on to ask why "a group of young, adult males... should be a priority over children living in poverty-stricken slums in South America or India."

Wall said "it was a sign of our civilisation" how well we treat vulnerable people, and suggested responsibility for housing the Jungle migrants is shared between France and Britain.

Yesterday, the camp began to be dismantled after being present on the shores of Calais for more than two years. More than 1,000 migrants boarded buses to take them to seperate refugee camps around the country, taking them away from a camp where conditions were squalid and criminal acts like people trafficking were commonplace. 

Listen to the full interview above.

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