December 09, 2005
Yet another revelation of the double standards practiced by our Ministers and their Whitehall poodles, the Civil Service. A leaked memo from the Home Office Immigration chiefs to all Immigration Officers at our Ports and Airports. Let through all the dodgy asylum seekers and illegal immigrants. Don't stop them, don't check on them, encourage them to "disappear" while you look the other way.
Why? Because our "Detention Centres" are full of failed asylum seekers and until these have been "sent home" there is no room for anymore. Does Whitehall consider the obvious? Speed up the bureaucratic and vindictive pursuit of failed asyklum seekers (Frequently people like the Oxford Graduate woman who, after arriving here as a child aged 10 has taught herself English, succeeded in passing through the State School system and won a place at Oxford on merit) and expel them from the country? No, of course not. They instead opted for the easy option - simply open the floodgates and let anyone who wants in while they look the other way. This, of course, solves two problems at a stroke - first, it reduces the statistics on asylum applications to almost zero, and second, it allows them to claim that we no longer have a problem.
This is not the first time I have said this, and it probably won't be the last, but if any private individual, company director or manager behaved in this way on anything to do with the operation of any private concern - they would be charged under any one of a number of laws. Why then, is the Civil Service, in particular the Civil Servants who undoubtedly cooked up this fraudulent scheme, not treated in exactly the same way?
It is about time that those in Whitehall who sit in their plush offices at the expense of the taxpaying public, where made fully answerable for their actions and charged with offences when they order underlings to ignore or break the law. The fact that they are the architects of this debacle in the first place makes them doubly culpable and it is about time that they paid the price of their incompetent fraudulent behaviour.
Let's see justice done - for once, let's see a minister and his coterie of civil servants ignominously dismissed from their posts and stripped of their pensions into the bargain.
Posted by The Gray Monk at December 9, 2005 05:38 PM
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The thing that is really annoying is that us Aussies (your allies anre partners for 200 years) line up with the aliens while your enemies (France, Germany, etc) waltz through.
Despite British (some Scot, some English) ancestors, I cannot get a permit to reside in Great Britain.
A friend of mine had a "British Overseas" passport - a British passport stamped "not permitted to enter or reside in Great Britain".
Maybe I should just go illegal instead :-)
Posted by: Ozg at December 10, 2005 07:32 AM
I hate to tell you this, but we now have to line up to go through a passport check as well - with the rest of the EU passport holders! I do agree, though, that our former Dominions and Colonies are treated in a disgraceful manner - those "British" passports which do not give access to the UK or a right of residence are insulting to say the least - as is the ban on people like yourself gaining permanent residence.
Guess which party put all this on the Statute Book - and it wasn't the Tories!
Posted by: The Gray Monk at December 10, 2005 07:50 PM