Another British Government Failure

A report from MPs on the Committee of Public Accounts in Britain has highlighted yet again the failure of government to take the correct measures when dealing with immigrants. This time it is the Home Office in the line of fire.

Theresa May - Home Secretary

Theresa May – Home Secretary

The report shows a decisive failure of the Home Secretary to order deportation for immigrant criminals who reside among us. The rules demand that any immigrant sentenced to more than one year in jail is to be deported on release, sadly this has not been followed.

According to the National Audit Office (NAO) a total of 760 immigrant criminals are ‘on the run’ from the police, and this includes murderers and rapists. A total of 151 foreign nationals have been released onto the streets of Britain after serving their prison term since 2009, instead of being deported as the rules state.

Home Office

Home Office

Something just as disturbing is that the government has been paying some of these people compensation because of delays in bringing their case to court. In total the Home Office has paid out £6.2 million to 229 immigrants awaiting trial, which averages out at £27,000 each.

The report also says that the police have not been carrying out criminal records checks on more than two-thirds of those arrested. This means that in effect, a serial offender can get a light sentence because his previous convictions have not been taken into consideration.

Terror Suspect Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed. He Fled In A Burka From A Mosque.

Terror Suspect Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed. He Fled In A Burka From A Mosque.

In a joint statement, Margaret Hodge, chair of the Committee of Public Accounts, together with committee member Richard Bacon, said: “There has been a complete failure to improve the management and removal of foreign national offenders. Despite firm commitments to improve and a massive ten-fold increase in resources, the system still appears to be dysfunctional.”

Yvette Cooper - Shadow Home Secretary

Yvette Cooper – Shadow Home Secretary

Theresa May has come in for heavy criticism from the Labour Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper who said,  “This is a damning report of failure and incompetence in Theresa May’s Home Office. Previous home secretaries have resigned over this kind of thing. Yet time and again Theresa May just hides and blames everyone else.”

Britain currently has around 10,000 foreign prisoners locked up for various crimes, and the number removed from our shores after release rose to 5,613 in 2008/09, but sadly the numbers have fallen far short since then.

Part of the problem for the government is the Human Rights Act (HRA). Clause 8 decrees that all people ‘have a right to family life’ and many foreign criminals have used this to escape deportation, even those charged with multiple murder and rape. The good news is that David Cameron and his ministers are working to scrap the HRA in Britain, I have to say, about time too.

Abu Qatada - IT Took Ten Years To Deport Him To America

Abu Qatada – It Took Ten Years To Deport Him To America

There can be little doubt that the entire system needs a good shake-up from the top down, for this kind of lax behaviour is disgraceful. There should be no hesitation on the part of the Home Office to deport those who commit major crimes, and if they have a family they go too. This country has more than enough of its own criminals without having to accept foreign nationals who break the law.

Migrant Arrests

Migrant Arrests

There are constant complaints that our prisons are too full, and yet we have 10,000 foreign nationals in our prisons. This just doesn’t make sense. By deporting these people along with their families we will make more space available, and it would be a lesson to all immigrants that we will not stand for this behaviour.

It is without doubt time for someone to light a fire under this government and make them understand that we the people will not stand for this incompetence.

Roy.

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