Government not taking immigration seriously

One of my pet loathings of parliamentarians is the techniques some of them use to avoid answering a question that could cause them embarrassment and stir anger among voters.

The latest example of this can be seen in a written answer to a question asked about the use of the European Convention on Human Rights to avoid legal removal from the UK.

Mr Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many deportations from the UK did not proceed as a consequence of the application of the provisions of (a) Article 3 and (b) Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights in each year since 2005; and if she will make a statement.

Damian Green: In responding to this question, we have assumed ‘deportations’ to mean ‘removals’.

The UK Border Agency does not record this information centrally. Providing a breakdown of specific reasons for removals not to be pursued, either at initial decision stage or following a successful appeal, can only be determined by investigating individual case files which would incur a disproportionate cost.

If this country takes immigration matters seriously then this is exactly the kind of information the Home Office Department should be recording centrally. Perhaps there was a conscious decision made not to record this information centrally because it would highlight the systemic failures within the Home Department and the reveal the true extent of ECHR interference in Britain’s ability to determine who may reside here.

What is also interesting is the call for a statement has been completely ignored. Despite immigration being one of the top three issues for voters at the last election, the government has no interest in upholding our laws, dealing with offenders correctly or being held to account on the subject.

The Labour opposition do not care about this issue. After all, it was they who deliberately opened up this country’s borders in the first place to make the UK more multicultural and diverse.  The Lib Dems want a world without borders run by the UN so they don’t care.  So that leaves the mainstream media, who are now permanently asleep at the wheel and would not look at this issue unless it landed on their desk in the form of a press release; and bloggers increasingly embarrass the media by uncovering such an issue and probing at it until someone prominent adopts it as a problem in need of remedy – at which point the media arrives to present the story as their own exclusive.

5 Responses to “Government not taking immigration seriously”


  1. 1 jameshigham 19/01/2011 at 3:27 pm

    Once again, can’t find terribly much to add to this.

  2. 2 NeilMc 19/01/2011 at 3:32 pm

    AM – I am aware of the labour governments policy of changing the UK totally, especially England, but why is this government complicit in ignoring the wishes of their voters (and paymasters) and playing to the tune of the left/one world/NWO/Bilderberg schemes.

    Just like after ’97, many Tory voters will find it impossible to vote for them, and thus let labour back in to continue their destruction of the UK.

    I think more than just I would like to hear what your take is on the background to all of this.

  3. 3 TomTom 19/01/2011 at 5:24 pm

    The Politics of Oligarchy do not require the needs and wishes of the peasantry to be taken into account. We live in the time of The Overlords and they are simply not from here, their hearts lie in Normandy.

    The main role of Oligarchy is to entrench itself before The Decline becomes too self-evident. Socialism is the preservation of power by Panem et Circenses followed by Fascism when the money runs out.

    We are entering Fascism at a rapid rate and they are drawing up the drawbridge by privatising Provision of public services to favoured contractors but retaining Payment for public services so they can impose top-up charges and insurance provision for favoured contractors (Crapita, Serco) or Banks and Insurers to collect.

    Storming the Bastille, Winter Palace, and executing the Ruling Oligarchs and their families will be the only roadblock to full implementation of The Plan. The Eu was conceived by Monnet and Spinelli at the reification of Plato’s Republic

  4. 4 John 19/01/2011 at 5:36 pm

    So the government is not taking immigration or democracy seriously,
    and the opposition is not opposing. Traitors all. The msm, run by big-biz,
    takes only a threat to themselves seriously. Welcome to 21st century GB.

  5. 5 permanent expat 19/01/2011 at 5:42 pm

    There should be far more (?) insistence on the “Just answer the question, yes or no” approach with these weasels (sorry, real weasels)
    The present system merely provides the opportunity to ‘legally’ brush a question aside.
    By the bye, you can be 99.9% sure that the records requested DO exist…if only for arse-covering purposes.
    They’re probably more honest & forthcoming in Haiti.


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