Nosemonkey's EUtopia

In search of a European identity

John Reid ignores the law

Erm… “John Reid will sanction the forced removal of up to 32 Iraqis today after telling the high court he would ignore any last-minute legal challenge to their deportation.”Yes, that’s right – the Home Secretary has announced that he will ignore legal challenges to his decisions.Yes, that’s right – the same Home Secretary who is in charge of the criminal justice system.

And that’s ignoring the issue of whether or not we should consider deporting people to a country plagued by indiscriminate daily violence and kidnappings, arguably in a state of civil war, with an inadequate policing and justice system, severely damaged infrastructure, which the Foreign Office advises against travel to, and which is so dangerous that previous deportations have had to sneak into the country on a roundabout route in chartered planes…