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Four Calais migrant myths debunked

Amid a heated debate, it's worth remembering the facts

By Josh Lowe  

A migrant runs after crossing a fence as he attempts to access the Channel Tunnel, in Calais. © AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti

This year’s start-of-summer crisis, the increase in people attempting to enter the UK illegally via Calais, continues to rage. The government has responded in kind, with Theresa May writing in the Sunday Telegraph that we must show that Britain’s streets are not “paved with gold”. The government wants to cut…

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