THE government’s plans to build a 13ft-tall, 1,100-yard (1km) long wall along the main motorway in the port of Calais were dubbed a “poor use of taxpayers’ money” yesterday.
Road Haulage Association chief executive Richard Burnett said the money “would be much better spent on increasing security along the approach roads.”
The wall is expected to cost £1.9 million as part of a £17m package promised by former PM David Cameron earlier this year.
Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill said the construction would begin “very soon.”
Earlier this week, a group of lorry and tractor drivers blocked the motorway in Calais demanding the demolition of the so-called “jungle” camp outside the French town, among security concerns related to refugees trying to board the vehicles to cross over to Britain.
In London last night, Trade Unionists for Calais and Stand Up to Racism organised a protest outside the French Embassy to oppose the camp demolition.