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stackpole
25th April 2006, 21:17
Labour feck up again (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4944164.stm)
Home Secretary Charles Clarke says he will not resign after 1,023 foreign criminals were freed from prison without being considered for deportation. He said he does not know where most of the offenders are, who include three murderers and nine rapists.

Mr Clarke said the 1,023 prisoners, who were released between February 1999 and March 2006, should have been considered for deportation or removal. So far the Immigration and Nationality Directorate (IND) has located 107 of the total, leading to 20 deportations.

More than 870 were serving at least 12 months and 13 were serving more than 10 years. Some 288 were released from prison between August 2005 and March 2006.

Richard Bacon, a Conservative member of the cross-party Commons Public Accounts Committee who asked the questions last October which led to the Home Office bungle being uncovered, said he feared "incompetence" was to blame. Incompetence? Do you think so? :rollin:

The Master
25th April 2006, 21:31
Incompetence? Do you think so? :rollin:
It most certainly is. I mean, for goodness' sake, this article was posted to the board several hours ago.

http://forums.contractoruk.com/thread7189.html

stackpole
25th April 2006, 21:37
It most certainly is. I mean, for goodness' sake, this article was posted to the board several hours ago.

http://forums.contractoruk.com/thread7189.htmlWell bogger me, how did I miss that?

Never mind, such incompetence (New Labour's I mean) must be worth a double airing! :)

xoggoth
25th April 2006, 21:39
Look on the bright side. Yet another dose of really bad publicity for this headlice government just before local elections.