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Beyond priceless [updated] May 18, 2006

Posted by lifejacket in Political cock-ups.
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I haven't yet seen the news reports myself, but I hear on the grapevine that five Nigerian cleaners have been arrested for immigration offences … as they arrived for work at the Immigration and Nationality Directorate at the Home Office.

You just couldn't make this up.

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[update] Ah, finally the BBC have picked up on this.

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More knee-jerks than the Ministry of Silly Walks May 3, 2006

Posted by lifejacket in "Politician he speak with forked tongue".
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Tony Blair says he wants all overseas criminals convicted of serious crimes to be deported immediately.

Horses and stable doors come wearily to mind; so do babies and bathwater, sledgehammers and nuts. But wasn't it ever thus, with this government?

Speaking of doors – please shut the door of No. 10 behind you tomorrow, Mr Blair, after the voters have turned off the lights.