THE Le Touquet border deal is a “one-way” agreement which has allowed Britain to dump the migrant crisis on France, a border security expert has claimed. Oliver Cahn claimed although the Le Touquet agreement is a two-way deal “on paper”, the accord has left France to “bear the brunt” of the migrant crisis.
Mr Cahn, who is also an expert in law, told French paper Le Monde: “On paper, it’s a two-way deal, but only because French police can carry out border checks in Britain.
"Migrants are trying to reach the UK from France, and not the other way around.
"The treaty moved the British border to France, which has been left to bear the brunt of the migrant crisis in Calais alone.”
The accord allows British police to carry out immigration checks in the French border town of Calais rather than in Dover, and which French officials say favours Britain.
Mr Cahn said: “France is having to deal with Britain’s immigration problems and tackle on a daily basis the flow of migrants attempting to cross the Channel.
"Britain has moved its border to France, just like the European Union has symbolically moved its borders to Libya to stem migration to Europe.
On paper, it’s a two-way deal, but only because French police can carry out border checks in Britain. But the migration movement is only going in one direction.