The UK. government is set to construct and pay for a wall along a roadside barrier in the port of Calais, France. The roadside wall has been blasted by critics for closely resembling the U.S.-Mexico border wall proposed by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Scheduled to be completed by the end of 2016, the proposed “anti-intrusion” wall would span roughly 0.6 miles and stand at 13 feet in height along a highway leading to the port of Calais.
“People are using Trump to toxify everything he touches, including ideas,” associate director Douglas Murray of the Henry Jackson Society told NBC News.
Murray added that the immigration situation in Europe is much more severe than in the U.S.
“In Europe in the last two years, border security is very much a thing … we’re in a period in which people are flooding across national boundaries and the countries which are going to be interested are the ones which bear the burden when migrants arrive,” Murray said.
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