Majority of Calais refugees ‘think Brexit will make getting UK asylum easier’

ITV / Evening Standard / Yorkshire Post, 27 January 2021 - Refugees living in Calais believe Brexit has made it easier to secure asylum in the UK, according to a poll. About 1,000 people are staying in makeshift camps along the French coast, with many intending to try to cross to Britain. A survey of migrants in Calais revealed that more than half (55%) think they have a better chance of getting asylum in the UK since December 31 with only 18% thinking they had a worse chance. [...]

Humanitarian charity Care4Calais conducted the poll of 139 migrants living in Calais and Dunkirk together with Dutch campaign group Stop Wapenhandel (Stop Arms Trade). [...]