Hmm, this wouldn't be anything to do with the fact that, up until now, this machine has proved to be quite effective. Or that if we catch illegals at Calais, then it's the Frogs that have to deal with them.
(of course, actually, I admire their balls for taking a decision based on narrow national self-interest, and clothing it in the pc respectable guise of 'Helf an sarftey' - it's a masterpiece - but I still hate the barstewards because they still do that, while we are pathetically goody two shoes in our dealings with them.)
And they do keep losing every war they ever get near, but regarding themselves as a martial race - that makes me feel quite good about them...
Why not make Dover harbour a neutral zone where Brit Sovriegnty does not run, then vehicles can be X rayed and any illegals sent back cos they cant claim asylum, I,m sure some legal beagle could sort out the paperwork for this and the details.
The French have banned Brit border guards at Calais from deploying immigrant-hunting gamma-ray scanners, claiming they breach EU health and safety regulations and can only be used with the intended targets' written permission.
These machines are licenced for use in France, and in (as far as I know) most other EU countries, including the UK. They're licenced in most of the civilised world, and quite a few other places too. My workforce (and I) at a diamond mine was subject to a daily zapping from a machine which emits a similar amount of radiation, and it's highly likely nowadays that if you go through any international airport your parts will be examined by a Bangladeshi x-ray operator. The frogs are just being froggy.
The Volkspolizei were not worried at the Helmstedt border crossing in good old BAOR days about just using the x-ray machine on a whole vehicle with the driver and passengers inside - no concerns about low radiation then.