The Road Haulage Association is urging the French Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, to deploy the Military to restore law and order to the Calais area.
In his letter, RHA chief executive Richard Burnett stressed the substantial loss to the UK economy and to the thousands of haulers that are crossing the Channel on a daily basis since the summer of 2015.
Burnett said, “The unabated action by migrants and the people smugglers is crippling Calais and its environs. For the third successive summer we are once again calling for the French to deploy their military to restore law and order to the region so that haulers and the people of Calais can live and work safely, securely and without fearing acts of violence and intimidation from those whose only goal is to reach the shores of the United Kingdom at any cost.”
The safety of UK bound haulers, the economy of Calais and the safety of its citizens cannot be put in jeopardy as a result of increasing migrant mayhem.,” he added.