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Theresa May’s Hateful Immigration Bill: a Shocker by Any Other Name

  • October 11, 2013
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Listening to Theresa May announcing the Home Office’s new Immigration Bill on the Today program yesterday morning was a dispiriting and desultory experience.

Whenever its contents were called into question, her voice assumed the same taut note of barely-suppressed hysteria and desperation that the hapless Nicola Murray regularly demonstrates in The Thick of It when trying...

Illegal Immigrants: Theresa May is Watching You

  • August 02, 2013
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Perhaps moved by the display of patriotic fervor that accompanied the successful Royal breeding last week,   the government is engaging in a new and unprecedented display of toughness and control in order to address the ‘concerns’ of the British public about the porosity of ‘our’ borders.

Following the Home Office’s ‘go home’ illegal immigration van,...

If you all hate Abu Qatada, clap your hands

  • July 09, 2013
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So Omar Othman, the man known to most Britons as Abu Qatada, has been extradited to Jordan for trial, and what a triumph for Lord Snooty and His Pals.     Ever since he was arrested in 2002,   one government after another has been trying to deport him to face a military trial –...

The UK: Rich Immigrants Only Please

  • June 14, 2012
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Tainted by sleaze and corruption over hackgate and the Hunt affair; grubby, hypocritical, dishonest and cruel; politically inept as well as economically incompetent – no wonder the Tories and their hapless Lib Dem partners are languishing behind Labour in the polls.

Even the fact that Ed Miliband continues to speak like a man reading his lines...

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