Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Value for money?

Why is it when airlines will offer bargain flights at ridiculous cheap fares do UKBA manage to get charters to take unwanted foreign nationals home at roughly £5,000 a head?
This is Kent.
DOVER MP Charlie Elphicke has exposed a £9 million bill picked up by the tax-payer to fly home failed asylum seekers and foeign criminals on private jets. The flights are costing a staggering £5,263 for every passenger.
The UK Border Agency has hired planes to return deportees to Iraq, Sri Lanka, Jamica, Nigeria and Afghanistan on seats which cost twice the price of a comparable first class fare.
Mr Elphicke said: "It is ridiculous - and people will be staggered by the cost. It seems inherently wrong that it costs £5,000 to send back people who had no right to be here in the first place."
Figures obtained by Freedom of Information requests and through parliamentary questions revealed that just 45 deportees were carried on each flight in 2011 and 2012. The total bill was £9 million.
 Now I suspect these people don't go back unaccompanied, yet the cost does seem a tad excessive considering that you could simply use RAF transport and parachute the buggers out of the back of a Hercules. (parachute optional) over their country of origin. After all it might discourage them from coming here if they know they'll be 'unkindly' treated if caught.
Wishful thinking I know, there's this idiotic Human Rights Act in the way which means we have to treat criminals better than we do our own citizens. Yet it remains that the UK is a target for immigrants and criminals the world over because our border agency just gives up on trying to catch anyone and we have idiot politicians wanting to declare amnesty for them to boot.
The first thing to go should be the HRA.
Next, illegals get one appeal, then they are out on the next flight, handcuffed if necessary.
All their worldly goods sold off to cover the fare and some form of tracker put into them to prevent re-entry in a place that will leave an obvious scar if removed.
If their families want to go with them, fine, but they don't use them as an excuse to stay.
No legal aid for illegals, if you wish to appeal, it's your cost which will be refunded if you win.
Draconian? Perhaps.
But we need to send a clear message that if you come here illegally, you won't like it at all if you're caught.

4 annotations:

Goodnight Vienna said...

As you say, there are too many avenues of appeal open to illegals and foreign criminals. We don't have nearly as many deportations as we need but, if we did, I'd be in favour of introducing Ryanair's standing room only policy - and no in-flight entertainment or refreshments.

Goodnight Vienna said...

PS I think you're too lenient when it comes to families. The families should accompany them, no question.

Anonymous said...

Stonyground says:
It is very easy to be over generous when you are dealing with other people's money.

Anonymous said...

Whats wrong with a C130 passenger conversion?
long range and can use crappy airfields,like you get over there.