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The Eurostar migrants: North African refugees mass at the Paris gateway to Britain as Sarkozy and Berlusconi row about open borders
Date 30/04/2011 05:38  Author webmaster  Hits 1383  Language Global
30 APR 2011

• Immigrants who have fled Tunisia say Britain is their 'only hope'
• Franco-Italian immigration problems comes amid international business tensions and discord over Libya
• Agreement reached to revise Treaty to account for 'exceptional' circumstances


By Peter Allen | Daily Mail

Desperate immigrants fleeing the chaos in North Africa are massing around the Eurostar  terminal in Paris – prompting fears that they will head for Britain.

Most are refugees from the recent  revolution in Tunisia and the continuing conflict in Libya who have arrived in Europe via Italy.

Up to 1,000 North Africans have set up temporary home in squares surrounding the Gare du Nord, from which fast trains reach the UK in less than two hours.

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