Calais Migrants Crisis And 11 Popular Myths Taken Apart By The Facts

For night after night this week thousands of migrants have attempted to gain entry to the Channel Tunnel to get to the UK.

While shocking images show them clinging to the roof of a lorry have revealed the desperate lengths they are prepared to go to in order to reach Britain, commentary surrounding the crisis on social media is often informed by myths, rather than facts.

Here are some of the most common - and why they are wrong.

Calais Migrants Crisis - Facts Versus Popular Fiction