Wednesday, April 26, 2006
New Development in Deportation Scandal
Sky News are reporting that in the HM Inspector of Prisons Report for 2002-3 the issue of failing to deport foreign prisoners was first identified. They described it as an "institutional blindspot". The report goes on: "This was not helped by the dilatory attitude of the Immigration Service, which, unless pressed, was not monitoring the deportation of foreign prisoners." I wonder if the government spin machine will now try to shift the blame onto the then Home Secretary David Blunkett? Stranger things have happened.