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A furious Calais immigration chief has offered to pay for ferry tickets for migrants to come to Kent - after troubles flared and dozens were injured in French camps.
He has even called for the border to be moved to Dover - so Britain can see what enormous pressure the French area faces.
The stand-off over migrant camps in Calais appears to have reached crisis point - with the port's immigration chief now offering to give migrants free travel to the UK in order to ease the pressure on France.
Mr Mignonet told a national paper: "‘What we want to do is buy the migrants ferry tickets to Britain and let them deal with the problem.
"We want the border to be moved from Calais to Dover and Folkestone for one month so Britain understands how difficult the problem is."
French officials this week cancelled orders for the destruction of a makeshift camp in Calais containing hundreds of would-be illegal migrants to the UK.
The change of plan followed violent clashes between rival gangs of illegals.
Around 150 Somalians and Eritreans fought each other on Sunday night over territory in the camp, dubbed Jungle 2.
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