Britain will today agree to pay France 44.5 million to continue to help police the border at Channel ports.
According to The Telegraph: “The French president had threatened to abandon the Le Touquet agreement, which allows British border guards to patrol on French soil, after Brexit. Such a move would have risked tens of thousands more migrants arriving illegally every year, rather than be stopped in France before they can board ferries or enter the Channel Tunnel.”
So what is in Le Touquet treaty?
Signed at a summit between President Chirac and Tony Blair in 2003, it provided for France and Britain to erect juxtaposed border controls in Channel ports. This effectively moved the French frontier to Kent and the UK frontier to Calais.