“More than 800 crooks applied for residency in this country over the last two years, despite committing offences either in this country or abroad. The statistics released by the Home Office show how convicts from overseas are looking for refuge in this country by taking advantage of human rights laws…Earlier this year, it was revealed that 100 war criminals had applied for asylum in the UK in the last year, with nearly 800 asking the UK Border Agency to remain in this country over the last eight years.
Almost 20,000 foreigners have been allowed to stay in the last six years after claiming that deportation would breach their human rights. Nearly 70,000 applied to stay once they had been detected…
Human rights laws invariably mean that the worse their crimes in their homeland, the more difficult it is to send them home.
A Home Office spokesman said… 'Under the current system the winners are foreign criminals and immigration lawyers and the losers the victims of those crimes and the law-abiding public’.”And yet, despite the stated Home Office indignation, nothing ever changes. One may be forgiven for thinking that the government, which, after all, has the power to do away with the hated ‘human rights’ laws if it really wished to do so, is pretending empathy with our views that it doesn’t actually possess.