Mad Mad UK in The Complete France Post Bag Posted January 8, 2008 [quote user="oakbri"]KathyFExcuse my ignorance but you imply that illegal immigrants receive nothing, how do they survive? I can't imagine lasting more than a couple of days in the UK with no money or accommodation.I know the media lie, but all the people you see massing in Calias, what are they coming for if they will receive nothing? Have they been misinformed? It was probably the British press.[/quote]Oakbri,Try browing the links in the BBC website on some of these topics and you'll find some real horror stories. The sweatshops of Britain (and they DO exist) are filled with illegal immigrants who can't afford to complain. Remember the cockle-pickers who drowned in Morecambe Bay? They were illegal immigrants ruled by totally unscrupulous gang-masters. There is always work to be had, though often at derisory rates, and if you're desperate enough you will work for almost nothing....For women (and for increasing numbers of young men) there is of course always prostitution....[:(]As for accommodation, they sleep rough or on the floors of others who have managed to find accommodation, or they get accommodation of a sort along with their virtually bonded labour.I agree that many of them are probably misinformed, but when your own country can offer you little or no hope, people will try elsewhere.