The Road Haulage Association has demanded a step-change in Government action to restore order at Calais. Latest reports state there are over 7000 illegal migrants in the Port area, all increasingly determined to reach the UK by whatever means possible.
“The crisis in Calais may have gone from the front pages but the issue has not gone away,” said RHA chief executive Richard Burnett. “The threat to drivers and to international haulage services is once again on the increase. RHA members and staff have seen intimidation of drivers and attacks on vehicles first-hand. It is mostly focussed on the Channel Tunnel but has also affected the ferries using the Port.