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Old 22.10.2014, 17:55
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Re: Warning: Unrest at Calais Ferry Port - delays likely

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if we can make the UK a better place, then all the expats would run back, taxes or not.

not all of them, and some wouldn't be missed
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Re: Warning: Unrest at Calais Ferry Port - delays likely

More trouble at Calais.

French ferry employees striking.

People on the railway tracks, trains cancelled.

Read all about it...

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-33240475

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/migrants-t...9.html#Ef7VUfM
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Old 23.06.2015, 19:05
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Is France really that bad? Why are they so hell bent on going to the UK?
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I don't understand why the French are blaming the British for this. Yes the benefits may be better, but these guys have got into the Schengen zone somehow, that's not the UK's fault. If they are asylum seekers, surely it's France's problem to round them up and deal with them!?
UK is part of the EU, but not of the Schengen zone. So after having been refused in France, they can apply in the UK again.
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Old 23.06.2015, 20:42
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Many of these people arrived in Italy by boat and are registered as asylum seekers in Italy. They have left illegally and are trying to reach friends and relatives in the UK who have told them it's the promised land.

Why France can't deport them back to Italy is a mystery, after all most of them are illegals. But France blames the UK as we refuse to take them!
Because italy is drowning in these so-called refugees, look what is happening on the Italian-French border, France has the water cannon out.
Thing is the UK is not the first choice for most "refugees" it's scandinavia, there the benefits are highest.
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Old 23.06.2015, 21:09
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UK is part of the EU, but not of the Schengen zone. So after having been refused in France, they can apply in the UK again.
What on earth makes you think they've already applied in France? They just head straight for Calais once they land on French soil.
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Old 23.06.2015, 22:24
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Re: Warning: Unrest at Calais Ferry Port - delays likely

There seems to be no solution for Europe, exemption seems to be coming from Turkey where they simply gun them down at the border.http://www.amnesty.org.au/news/comments/36052/

So for all those who suggest a more bellicose approach, this is what happens when you go through with it.
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UK is part of the EU, but not of the Schengen zone. So after having been refused in France, they can apply in the UK again.
Actually, for the UK Schengen applies only partially. The refugees regulations (land of entry is the one that decides concludingly) do apply.

Sorry for the wrong post.
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Old 29.06.2015, 19:23
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Re: Warning: Unrest at Calais Ferry Port - delays likely

More strikes going on at Calais.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-kent-33313892

Anyone travelling with MyFerryLink better check who they're actually sailing with. They're ceasing operations on the 2nd July 2015 as their ships have been sold to DFDS.

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DFDS also confirmed it will not be honouring bookings made on MyFerryLink after the takeover date.

Spokeswoman Emma Batchelor said: “We have an agreement to charter two ships from Eurotunnel, but will not be taking over the MyFerryLink service and we would advise anyone currently booked to travel with MyFerryLink after July 2 to contact them directly.”

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kent-bus...ncelled-39319/
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Old 30.06.2015, 09:58
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Re: Warning: Unrest at Calais Ferry Port - delays likely

DFDS, Dänische Falle für deutsche Seefahrer, a nasty company in any book, I used to crew on DFDS ships.
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Re: Warning: Unrest at Calais Ferry Port - delays likely

Friday morning will be fun for me then

More worried about the dog than myself though - steps are being taken to keep the car cool - assuming we can get on a Ferry. (We are booked on P&O)
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Old 30.06.2015, 11:36
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Friday morning will be fun for me then

More worried about the dog than myself though - steps are being taken to keep the car cool - assuming we can get on a Ferry. (We are booked on P&O)
Well, keep up to date on their website:

https://www.poferriesfreight.com/fre...ravel_News.htm

A spokesman for Kent police said: "It is anticipated that due to industrial action in France the port in Calais is set to remain closed until Thursday."

http://news.sky.com/story/1510441/ne...-port-for-days
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Old 30.06.2015, 11:38
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Re: Warning: Unrest at Calais Ferry Port - delays likely

We took the executive decision last night and preemptively booked a hotel and ferry from Dunkirk.

Why can't they just get a water cannon out and douse them?!?
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Re: Warning: Unrest at Calais Ferry Port - delays likely

sil and bil coming over via Tunnel today- hope they'll get here OK as they are in their late 70s... stopping the night at a lovely hôtel in Langres- so will find out soon...
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Old 30.06.2015, 14:16
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Why can't they just get a water cannon out and douse them?!?
Probably welcoming in this heat.
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Old 30.06.2015, 14:48
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Re: Warning: Unrest at Calais Ferry Port - delays likely

Can we open up a slave labour camp or something and put these people to good use?
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Re: Warning: Unrest at Calais Ferry Port - delays likely

They might be late, there are delays in the Tunnel too due to an earlier incident.

For customers travelling today via our UK Terminal
Our passenger service is temporarily suspended due to a breach of our terminal boundaries. This information will be updated as soon as the service resumes.
We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience this will cause to your journey.

http://www.eurotunnel.com/uk/traveller-info/latest/
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Re: Warning: Unrest at Calais Ferry Port - delays likely

Spoke with P&O:

We expect the strike to carry on through Thursday. We expect to sail again on Friday. Anyone booked on a ferry during this period is being rebooked or refunded. We don't expect any traffic issues on Friday.
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Old 30.06.2015, 15:50
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Re: Warning: Unrest at Calais Ferry Port - delays likely

TV news states that striking "My Ferry Link" workers have stopped all ferries at the the port of Calais, and have also blocked the Channel Tunnel. One train is stuck in tunnel...? Burning tyres etc etc.

The Tunnel operator sold the two "My Ferry Link" ships, at short notice, to DFDS. Workers will lose their jobs on Thursday 2.7.2015.

Me thinks: unless those "My Ferry Link" workers are not quickly employed by DFDS, the strike will continue after Friday.
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Re: Warning: Unrest at Calais Ferry Port - delays likely

OMG thanks Sbrinz- perhaps why sil has not been in touch- let's hope they are not on the train stuck in Tunnel- as said, in late 70s...
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TV news states that striking "My Ferry Link" workers have stopped all ferries at the the port of Calais, and have also blocked the Channel Tunnel. One train is stuck in tunnel...? Burning tyres etc etc.

The Tunnel operator sold the two "My Ferry Link" ships, at short notice, to DFDS. Workers will lose their jobs on Thursday 2.7.2015.

Me thinks: unless those "My Ferry Link" workers are not quickly employed by DFDS, the strike will continue after Friday.
Eurotunnel bought out Seafrance when it went belly up in 2012. After a court ruling saying they can't own both (tunnel and ferries) they put MyFerrylink up for sale - there was no one willing to buy it as a going concern. Their licence to operate is being withdrawn. As of Friday the company would have 2 ships they couldn't use. With no buyer in sight - they asset stripped - and if they are smart will have structured the original deal using debt to the parent company - the boats will service the debt and MyFerrylink will be put into bankruptcy - and the workers will get bugger all.

Their jobs have been on borrowed time since the UK court ruling.
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