"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Another Day, Another Dollar

If you're a foreign criminal that is.

Between April 2008 and June this year convicted foreign criminals have been paid almost £500,000 in compensation while the government decided whether to deport them after serving their sentence.

Phil Woolas, immigration minister, said: “Our priority is to protect the public and we believe foreign lawbreakers who have committed serious offences should be sent home at the earliest opportunity and last year removed nearly 5,400 foreign criminals.

"We do not apologise for our tough system, but where the courts tell us that we have detained a criminal for too long, we are bound to accept their decision.”

The news came out in a week which saw about 123 written answers and ministerial statements rushed out prior to parliamentary recess.

'Tough system' my eye. There is a simple solution: any foreign national who is convicted of a crime in this country should be automatically deported. Full. Stop. Automatic deportation would also prevent scum like Mustaf Jama from re-offending and WPC Beshenivsky might still be alive.
UPDATE: Vaguely connecting with this, since it's about crime, is this piece of crapadoodle from the Daily Express: Sikh & Muslim crime victims to get Sikh & Muslim police

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