In the end it could be to his detriment. He has flagged himself and especially his history to immigration and to Prity Patel. The fact that he was arrested in Italy and spent some time in France and was probably refused asylum there could mean that he is fast tracked for deportation back to France and Italy.Strange that out of all those that are waiting in Calais to cross and have crossed they Guardian managed to keep track of someone who had already spoken to the media.
Almost as if there was an old style journalist in Calais who handed him a card and said give us a ring when you make it there's a drink in it for you.
I only ask as I'm sure the Government could use some tips on how to track illegal migrants as well as the Guardian appears to.
"Of all the illegal migrants in all the bars, in all of the world, you happen to walk into this one"
"Play it again Samir"