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The thoughts of Michael Cadwallader. Coffee loving, history book reading, Cheshire man.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

This Week

Sadly, this week I have been unable to read blogs or post on my own, save for a lunchtime post on Tuesday. I say sadly, because this week has been full of interesting developments within the immigration debate. We have seen quotidian stories, proving that the Home Office have simply discharged it's duty on immigration, and recklessly endangered British citizens' lives.

The developments have been satisfying for those of us have repeatedly pointed this out, but the reaction of the Home Office has still been underwhelming. Yes, Charles Clarke has gone, and Tony McNulty has been moved aside. And, it appears that one Civil Servant has been moved aside, and one has been sacked. But, John Reid hasn't promised a total overhaul of the department, merely that they will "look" at the structure. This is simply not acceptable; if the department was an animal, it would have been put down long ago. The department should be put out of it's misery, now.

But, things won't change. The impending centralisation of HM's Customs, shows that Labour have learned nothing. Less power should be in the hands of Civil Servants, more needs to be in the hands of local immigration officers and departments. The likelihood of this happening, however, is next to zero.

Sadly, I can see Laban Tall's vision of the future, becoming more and more likely every day.


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