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Theresa May agrees to pay an extra £44.5m for Calais after Macron’s demand.

How do you strengthen Britain's border controls in Calais and other Channel ports, and prevent other refugee camps forming? By bowing to the pressure from French President Emmanuel Macron and paying extra money to boost security on the French side.

Britain said it would pay an extra £44.5 million (50 million euros, $62 million) to boost security around Calais following a demand for more money from President Emmanuel Macron ahead of a key summit on Thursday. "This is about investing in and enhancing the security of the UK border," a government spokeswoman said. The funding will…

(Cover: Flickr / École polytechnique - J.Barande - President Macron visiting the Ecole Polytechnique, 25 October 2017.)

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