I gather from various news reports that there about 250 unaccompanied children in the Calais Jungle. I am slightly puzzled by this. How could these children make this horrific dangerous journey from Syria, Libya, Eritrea or wherever entirely unaccompanied? Did all their accompanying relatives die on the journey? How likely is it they were accompanied but they have decided or been advised that the best way to get into the UK is to claim they are unaccompanied then once in the UK, the case for their relatives being allowed in becomes compelling? Am I just being cynical? It is alleged these unaccompanied children have “connections” with the UK. What does this actually mean? If their parents are established in the UK then fair enough but what if their “connections” are less clear? What does the law say? How can these “connections” be proved beyond doubt? Are there any unaccompanied children who do not have "connections" to the UK? By the law of averages there must be.