Tuesday, November 25, 2003

David Blunkett - Is there any point in him even existing?

Just when you think our tremendous government can't do anything worse, David Blunkett opens his mouth.

My local MP and Home Secretary has hit on the perfect idea for stopping asylum seekers from staying in the country. Not content with taking away their children he now thinks that removing their right to legal aid will finally drive the nail in.

So we bomb their countries. We leave them at the mercy of gang warlords. So when they flee to find refuge in our 'tolerant' nation what do they find? They are unable to argue their case for asylum because they have no legal aid. How is this humane? How is this tackling the issues of poverty in the world? Sure it will appeal to the right-wing Daily Express readers who are petrified that all these foreigners are gonna bring down the neighbourhood, but that doesn't make it right.

This nation has been a home to asylum seekers for thousands of years. We are a mongrel nation. The diversity in culture and history is what makes this country great. Let's keep it that way. Welcome those in need. We owe it to them.

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