Well, I hate to say it, but I was right. I predicted Cameron would react to the Calais crisis with just a roll of fencing and some encouragement to the French. I didn't mention the extra sniffer dog or the additional 6hpw overtime for the three UK immigration officers based in Calais but what the heck. He couldn't possibly have done less if he tried.
However, Cameron's weakness is a two edged sword. A Summer of TV footage of frightening African natives battering their way into Britain can only add significantly to the 'out' vote. Cameron's admission that 50 a day are getting through means the real total is probably closer to 200 a day, and the role of private cars in a well organised smuggling operation is becoming clearer as journos in Calais sniff the facts out. Add to that the images of burning tyres as French Corbyn supporters express their pleasure at his nomination and you have a potent mix that will keep the Mail and Express in a state of perpetual outrage.
And of course folk are asking how 31,000 asylum seekers a year are getting here; they're not floating into the Hamble on rafts from Morocco, that's for sure. And before long groups of confused Sudanese migrants will be found wandering around Newhaven and Harwich as the problem moves to the secondary ports. And all it will take will be another ECHR case giving a Jihadist rapist asylum seeker the right to a council house or whatever and the 'out' vote will swell again.
So all in all, Cameron's weakness is actually a benefit to the 'out' campaign; imagine where we'd be with a Thatcher in Number 10 demonstrating how we could have tough borders, rational legal judgements AND remain in the EU ...
Oh. And don't mistake last night's partial respite from the assaults of the Friday people in Calais as anything other than a day of observance from primitive religionists.