The situation in Calais is depressing. Reading the comments on the BBC news web site us even worse. A lot of people asking stupid questions like "why don't they stop at the first safe country?" or simply stating that it's a French problem.
Let me explain it in case anyone doesn't get it.
English bloke: Why should we deal with this? It's not our problem, it's happening in France, and they have no right to come here.
French bloke: why should we protect the English border? These people are not our responsibly, they don't want to live in France, it's a British problem.
Italian bloke: Why should we accept all these immigrants? The UK and France created this problem with their actions in Syria and Libya, and we are now stuck with it. They won't help at all, so we are just going to give these people papers and let them go where they want (as long as it's not Italy).
The only people making any sense are the Germans and the EU. Germany didn't cause this but is willing to accept some of the migrants. Politically it's impossible for us to deal with.