PARIS >> The head of France’s far-right National Front has vowed to bring suit against the government over the situation in Calais, where thousands of migrants are camped in hopes of reaching Britain.
Marine Le Pen, in the race for head of the northern region, told BFM television Thursday the city had deteriorated to the point where the mayor was issuing passes to residents to get home.
Le Pen led in first-round voting in regional elections; the second round is Sunday.
She also reiterated promises to run for president: “I will ruin the government’s life, you hear me? Every day of the week, every minute of the day, they will hear about me.”
The Calais mayor’s office denied issuing passes, saying it was a safety measure put in place by police.