Thursday, September 27, 2007

Illegal immigrants in lorries

We all know the tales about how illegal immigrants sneak into the UK in the back of a lorry. How novel it is therefore that Liam Byrne has announced the following:
The fight against illegal immigration took another step forward today with the launch of a purpose-built lorry to detain illegal immigrants in Poole.
Errrr.... I'm a bit lost for words. It's beyond satire, it really it is. Actually, it's not just beyond it, it's run up the road, around the corner, and is pelting away up the M1 like a Porsche doing 177mph. There must surely have been chuckling amongst wonks when they came up withthe idea, no?


lolz said...


Tony said...

Another soundbite for the public. The reality? In Northants a lorry driver who had come back to the UK from France heard people in the rear section and called the police before opening the doors to look inside.

There were 16 illegal immigrants in the back. The police response? "Tell them to make their way to the immigration and asylum office in Croydon." Does anyone reading this think for one moment they did so?

I assume the police could not be bothered to come out because it was only a few weeks ago the Chief Constable was saying that due to overstretch he wanted to CUT 400 officers from the force and replace them with civilian staff.

We really do seem to live in a parallel universe to government ministers and police chiefs.

jailhouselawyer said...

I thought that illegal immigrants have now taken to entering the country in style? For example, in the back of Tony Blair's new 7 Series BMW...


judith said...

Do you think the NuLabScum on the Front Bench are just having a larf?

Put forward the most stupid rubbish they can think up, and see how much the voters will put up with, whilst said Scum trouser ever larger handfuls of my money?

Oxymoron said...

When I click on the link I get a message that that the security certificate cannot be verified and this website cannot be trusted.

Tells me everything I need to know.

dizzy said...

link fixed