Thursday, April 30, 2009

Compare and Contrast

There are times when all common sense, decency and justice seems to have fled the United Kingdom. On the one hand we have a government doing all it can to frustrate the efforts of courageous Gurkha's who have served our nation from settling here when their time in the Army is done.

Gordon Brown is under overwhelming pressure to scrap 'offensive' rules barring Gurkhas from Britain after Labour rebels dealt him a crushing Commons defeat.

He paid a heavy price for attempting to introduce guidelines preventing thousands of veterans who had risked their lives for this country settling here with their families.

The result was announced amid shouts for Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, who is responsible for immigration rules, to resign.

The Commons vote was non-binding but it seems that, after a long time, those in Downing Street will actually do what the people of this country want.

But then, on the other hand, we have the case of a failed asylum seeker who killed a 12 year old girl in a hit and run accident.

Weeks before the fatal accident, Ibrahim, who was living in Blackburn, had been banned for nine months for driving while disqualified, without insurance and without a licence. He has never held one.

He knocked her down and she was left trapped beneath the wheels- he got out of the car and ran away.

Ibrahim, who has married a British woman and has two children with her, was jailed for four months by Blackburn magistrates for driving while disqualified and failing to stop after an accident.

And then this-

Since then he has exhausted all his applications to stay in the UK and he was seized in October last year by the UK Border Agency which said he would be deported 'at the earliest opportunity'.

But he has won a court appeal against him being detained while his deportation case is being processed.

So, despite having exhausted all of his appeals- and broken the law and killed a young girl- he has still somehow been able to file another appeal and remain free in this country. If it were up to me he'd be on the next flight out of the UK- I'm sure the RAF could bundle him onto one of their transports if all else failed- flown to Iraq and then booted out the door. If he wants to file any more complaints he can do it from that end.

What on Earth happened to Great Britain?

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