A ( Very Minimal) Apology To Priti Patel!


Having lived in the hot Tropics for many years, with only occasional returns to The Old Country, I must have missed the passage of Labour’s lame-brained legislation in 2007…

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A poster from when Labour cared about BRITISH people!

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….though I was actually in the UK that year, but preoccupied with family matters.

Which of Labour’s many lame-brained laws?

Yes, you may well ask!

Verily there were many, but I’m talking of the one mentioned in The Times last week.

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Under the terms of the UK Borders Act, passed in 2007, offenders must be jailed for a minimum of 12 months to be deported.

What kind of madness drove the framers of that act?

  • Every country should be entitled to remove any undesirable alien, anytime. I understand Labour dotes on aliens of every kind, but when aliens commit crimes, it goes without saying they should be booted out.

Or so I assumed.

No doubt Home Secretaries might have the power to exercise discretion in unusual situations, but surely, ingrates who break British law can and should be deported.

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Apparently not, as can be gathered from The Times’ description of the retrogressive, indeed retarded, change in 2007.

I never knew about it!

Hence my oft-expressed ire, not just in my blog, but on my sofa when watching news, that scum were not expelled .

And I blamed Poor Priti.

 

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Priti Patel – she needs to slap down Home Office flunkeys fond of aliens who break in or sneak in to the UK

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Not that she cannot be blamed for manifold shortcomings…

Priti’s Girl Exalts Crimmigrants : ‘Just Like You And Me!’ 

Priti Patel Should Get Real About Grenfell! 

….but I was insufficiently informed, and now I know, I will blame her for other things instead.

I will, however, praise her when she gets  something right, as she is reportedly about to do.

Foreign criminals given six-month prison sentences could be subject to deportation for the first time under plans being considered by the home secretary.

Priti Patel is looking at making it easier to remove offenders who are given short sentences, a change that would undo legislation introduced by the last Labour government.

Too true. If she cuts it to a six-month, not bad, but better to make it ANY offence, whether involving jail-time or not.

Guests who don’t respect the rules of their hosts NEED to leave!

A proposal to halve that limit could form part of a sovereign borders bill that is expected to be published shortly. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/priti-patel-looks-to-cut-jail-term-needed-for-deportation-9kjwz5fbp