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France and Britain bicker over child migrants

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>> This is just a handful of up to 6000 migrants that have been forced to leave the so-called jungle. But Britain's home secretary is concerned French authorities haven't paid enough attention to children here. Reuters Paris bureau chief Andy Callus says that accusation hasn't gone down well with her French counterpart.
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>> What happened was that Amber Rudd made a statement. Which sort of suggested that the French weren't taking proper care of the young people at the site. And Bernard Cazeneuve and his housing minister retorted in a very sharp statement they were very surprised to hear this. They feel that the British aren't moving the children quickly enough out of the special separate camp where they're being held.
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>> As their former home burns in the distance. These minors were found sleeping rough for a second night in what was their makeshift school.>> The authorities have not offered a solution. I mean if it was not for us, where would these kids be sleeping? In the jungle?
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It's really unsafe. There was a massive fire by the bridge yesterday.>> A further one and a half thousand unaccompanied children are being housed in a special camp. So far Britain has taken in 274 from this group.>> Of course this is against a background that's pretty sort of hot politically in both countries.
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The Brexit vote was driven to large extent by fears of immigration. And by the images of people in Calais trying to get on trains. And walk through the tunnel and climb onto lorries and so on.>> As the two countries bicker, new migrants keep arriving in Calais.>>
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>> You're going to the UK?>> Yes.>> Without any guidance, it seems like this could be repeated. Migrants running through the channel tunnel towards the UK last year.