Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Another day, another scandal

Despite the denials, followed by the half truths that their might be a problem, followed of course by promises to do something about it Labours disaster of an immigration policy devised on the ludicrous lines of rubbing the "rights" face in multiculturalism continues to rumble on after they really ought to have been buried in the polls over it.

IMMIGRATION officials were last night accused of covering up a massive backlog of asylum claims that could take years to clear.
Fresh evidence of the asylum chaos left behind by the Labour Government has come to light with confidential figures revealing that the UK Border Agency is failing frequently to hit official targets for processing claims.
And thousands of failed asylum seekers are staying in Britain for months or even years rather than being sent to their country of origin.
A series of Freedom of Information requests made in an investigation by Channel Five News found that just 40 per cent of asylum cases are dealt with within six months compared with a Home Office target of 75 per cent.
And just three per cent of asylum applicants who arrived last year were removed from the UK within six months of arrival, statistics revealed.
The figures contrasted with official claims that 60 per cent of asylum claims are concluded within six months, and that overall half of asylum seekers are sent home. But officials rejected the cover-up allegations, insisting the new figures were based on “regional snapshots” of the system rather than the national picture.
Angry critics last night accused the Border Agency of “manipulating” statistics to hide the chaos. Tory MP David Davies said: “I’m appalled at the manipulation that has been going on at the Home Office.
“These figures suggest that month in, month out, only a tiny percentage of asylum seekers who shouldn’t be here, are removed, except for the month they like to release where they got rid of significantly more.”
 First off part of the problem is the "Human Rights Act" introduced by Blair ostensibly to protect the rights of citizens but in my view, more to do with giving his Mrs a nice little earner. The Act also protects those who have abrogated the social contract of this country too making it difficult if not impossible to remove them particularly if they are being sent back to countries where they may face worse punishment. The act also means that they don't or can't be forced to integrate with us and allows them to ghettoise themselves and lock their culture away from mainstream society creating an atmosphere of hate and suspicion on both sides.
Secondly, the Home office as is most ministries of government in the UK, not fit for purpose, it's rationale is the preservation of the Home office, rather than do its job efficiently, the bigger it is, the more powerful it is as the mandarins running it can't measure success by profit or efficiency, merely size. It's not in the interest of the Home office to sort this mess out, if they did, what would they do? Heads might roll, so chaos suits it just fine. This is the problem most governments face, politicians come and go, immature politicians see the opposition parties as the enemy, whereas the real enemy is the civil service whose very existence now is to preserve the civil service rather than serve the people. This in a sense is why the senior levels of civil servants are pro EU and deftly shape government policy along those lines, the EU is a corrupt bureaucracy and like seeks like.
Democracy in a sense has failed the UK, the civil service ignores politicians and panders to their own little games keeping them well away from the levers of power, a politician gets too near and scandals emerge and he's removed from the picture.
The end result is usually a bloody revolution or civil war, then the whole ghastly business starts over again, drip by drip.

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James Higham said...

Democracy in a sense has failed the UK ...

In a sense?

Quiet_Man said...

At national levels yes, I still hold out some hope at local level.