But where are the dispossessed meant to stay or live if they were to go though the proper channels. Easy to say but the reality is that many here would just prefer that they didnt exist to spoil our relative karma. Pretending its not our issue, and that somehow by leaving the EU we can absolve ourselves of moral responsibility. A stain on us that will define UKs reputation for the next decades. On the BBC documentary Exodus that followed families fleeing their Syrian deathzone, they ended up at Calais. They were definitely not scum, had surrenderd al, their worldly belongings in escaping and had no support, money or hope of ‘following the proper channels’.Good question Pete . I have been over to Calais many a time and have seen first hand the trouble these people cause not only to the local population with thieving no respect for where they live fighting drinking drugs making a nuisance of were ever they go . Perhaps scum is a bit harsh a word for them but the majority of the locals want rid and I have heard them use it many a time .
Now to the other point as you suggest they are dispossessed they are in France a safe country with many traveling half way round Europe .If they wish to come here I have not got a problem if they have been vetted no security issue criminals etc and really are fleeing war torn countries or fleeing persecution. They need to go through the proper channels not sit over in Calais scaring the local population/lorry drivers half to death as well as not only putting their life's at risk but others as well.