Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Labour cock it up ......again


Not a good day to be Labour today. Well to be honest it's never a good day to be a member of the Labour Party but today is particularly bad.

Mistake one:
Mixing up of Home Office files- this means effectively giving amnesty to up to 165,000 asylum seekers. As their details have been lost it means that immigration have no records of how long they have been living in the UK or whether they are illegal, thus deporting them is 'a breach of their human rights'.

Mistake two:
The Government has lost the details of 3 million motorists and in particular those of anyone who has passed their test in the last 3 years. I thought this was another 'amusing' mistake where I could sit back and laugh at Labour's incompotance that was until I realised that it affected me then I was NOT laughing anymore. Just as a heads up if another Laura-Rose Saunders suddenly appears answering to my details etc she's a fake I am the original!

Mistake three:
Yesterday Home Secretary Jacqui Smith got caught falling asleep in the House of Commons while Ruth Kelly was making a speech. Fair enough she's not the most interesting of speakers but even so this is no excuse for someone of such high power to get caught doing. It's almost as if she doesn't quite know how to behave in Parliament or have the stammer for the job. Yes she's had a tough week what with the Police Force having no confidence in her and calling for her to resign but seriously we need someone who can do the job properly anyone else would have been sacked for this gaff. If I fell asleep at work I'd be sacked without pay!

Mistake four:
It turns out that a guard working at the Home Office was in fact an illegal immigrant from Nigeria. Cue Jacqui Smith to stand up and admit that the home office had in fact been being guarded for the past 19 months by a guy from Nigeria who managed to get the job after faking his papers. Since this discovery on Friday the man in question has been sacked and deported back to Nigeria but it is more than a little worrying that a. the Home office employed him and didn't check his papers more thoroughly and b. that it toke them 19 months to realise their mistake!

I'd like to say that I am completely surprised by these four mistakes but due to Labours past track record I am not, not even in the slightest. Would be nice to open the paper tomorrow and find that they have done something right like drop tuition fees, lower taxes or God Forbid allow us to call Christmas Christmas. Somehow I think not, wonder what they'll have lost tomorrow hopefully Gordon. One can live in hope.

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