>> There will be no return to the jungle migrant camp in Calais. That was the claim of French president Emmanuel Macron to security forces in the port on Tuesday, along with promise it would be on the agenda at upcoming talks with the British prime minister.>>
> We know very well their no short term political solution. But nothing is forcing the police chief and the government to tell police forces to take away blankets and tents. It won't change Calais' situation if they left the migrants their blankets. It won't create a magnet effect.
And I want to be very clear that'll continue to be the case. Under no circumstances will we allow illegal networks to emerge or develop here. Under no circumstances will we let another jungle camp appear here or any other illegal occupation of land.>> Thousands of migrants and refugees, mainly from Africa and the Middle East, descended on Calais in recent years.
Their aim was to attempt the 20 mile sea crossing to the UK. As many as a thousand at a time ended up living in what became known as the jungle, which was finally flattened in 2016. But hopeful immigrants continue to come to the port, despite NGO allegations of police mistreatment.
There will always be 600 migrants here.>> Macron is set to meet Theresa May in Britain on Thursday. He's likely to press Britain for more money and resources to tackle the ongoing flow of migrants and discuss Franco-British border arrangements post-Brexit.