UK is set to build 'Great Wall of Calais' to keep illegal migrants out

The UK is set to build the 'Great Wall of Calais'

The wall will replace fencing around the motorway

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The UK is set to build a wall to help control migrants, nicknamed the 'Great Wall of Calais'.

It will be 13 feet high and a kilometre long, in an attempt to stop migrants climbing into lorries and stopping traffic, but will cost taxpayers £2 million.

It will replace the failed fencing that is already in place near the sprawling migrant camp known as The Jungle, either side of the main motorway to the Calais port.

Immigration minister Robert Goodwill told the Commons Home Affairs Committee the work on the “big new wall” will start soon, and it should protect lorry drivers and reduce migrants entering the UK.

It is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Earlier this week farmers and lorry drivers protested over the migrant camp by blockading the motorway in Calais.