France tells UK to speed up asylum applications of lone migrant children


Amber Rudd to meet French counterpart to discuss processing child refugees with links to Britain before camp is dismantled

Amber Rudd, the home secretary, will be told by her French counterpart, Bernard Cazeneuve, that the UK must speed up the asylum applications of hundreds of unaccompanied minors at the Calais refugee camp or risk losing the confidence of the French public.

Cazeneuve, the French interior minister, is due to meet Rudd in London, where he will also discuss plans to dismantle the camp, home to as many as 10,000 asylum seekers, within the next few weeks.

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