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Tuesday’s raid by French police of the ‘jungle’ camp of asylum seekers in Calais was welcomed by Britain’s cabinet ministers, with home secretary Alan Johnson describing his “delight” at the “swift and decisive” operation, while immigration minister Phil Woolas deflected criticism from human rights groups by saying: “If they were asylum seekers they would…

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