The Calais “jungle” refugee camp could be relocated to Britain if the UK chooses to leave the European Union, according to France’s economy minister.
In an interview with the Financial Times, Emmanuel Macron warned that Brexit would threaten the bilateral relationship between the UK and France.
He said the Le Touquet Agreement, which allows British authorities to conduct border checks on the French side of the Channel, thereby keeping illegal migrants out, could be scrapped if the UK decides leaves the EU.
“The day this relationship unravels, migrants will no longer be in Calais and the financial passport would work less well,” Mr Macron said.
The newspaper also reported that Mr Macron believes many financial services workers will leave London for France once their institutions lose the “passport” rights to work across the EU.