I was also in Calais yesterday and there were about half a dozen illegals prowling around the Pidou wine warehouse. They opened one lorry but the driver caught them before they jumped in and moved them on. They didn't move far before trying another lorry but it was well locked so they dispersed across a nearby field. I couldn't believe it, it was so brazen.
We didn't see any near the port, I think they must have all been indoors sheltering from the torrential rain.
Lost on me Bob, if they simply refused to open a facility for fear of it being a magnet then i would have understood but as the building is up and running it comes across as sadistic to keep people out until they are near to death from exposure.
We can't stop EU citizens from coming here to work and live, but these people in Calais are non-EU citizens and should be told that as they are not applying for asylum under the normal "legal" process, but trying to get into the U.K. by non-legal means (inside, under, or on top of, lorries, or walking through the tunnel) they will never be able to settle here.
As I have said many times before,until every vehicle entering the Port of Calais is secured with TIR cords and padlocks you won't reduce illegals aboard trucks. In Dunkurque the interior of every truck is inspected twice before it enters the loading area. Time consuming but thorough.