Newry, Mourne & Down District Council have reacted to the news that thousands of migrant children are being moved to Newry with a fantastic initiative.
They intend to swap the bus loads of Syrian children with busloads of children from Newry.
Council Chairperson Gillian Fitzpatrick told us:
“We are going to send over all Newry under 18’s to Calais, France and let them see what real trouble makers look like. At least the migrant children will do what their told and maybe do a bit of work around the house now and again.”
But French officials have acted angrily over the move telling Newry Spud:
“We will not stand for this. We are looking now to keep the refugees as we really do not want Newry children coming over here. Better the devil you know.”