Thursday, July 25, 2013


UK anti-illegal immigrant ads face stiff criticism:‘Go home or face arrest’

Mobile billboards calling on illegal immigrants to leave the UK have been criticized as a step too far by politicians.

Campaign backers have hailed the initiative as an “alternative to arrest,” while critics decry the adverts as outright “intimidation.”

As part of a pilot scheme to help reduce illegal immigration in Britain, vans with billboards emblazoned with the slogan “Go home or face arrest” will be driven around London boroughs.

The message in full reads: “In the UK illegally? Go home or face arrest.”

A hotline number is also shown where illegal immigrants may receive help and advice with travel documents. Leaflets and posters will be distributed in tandem with the billboard vans in the targeted boroughs.

British Immigration Minister Mark Harper has described the new initiative as “an alternative to being led away in handcuffs.”

“Every single day our enforcement officers are arresting, detaining and removing people with no right to be in the UK,” said Harper, adding that the mobile billboards are part of a new push to make it more difficult for people to live and work in the UK illegally.

According to UK government figures 28,000 illegal arrivals voluntarily left the UK last year.

In conjunction with the billboards numbers of reforms are set to be introduced to combat illegal immigration in the UK.

They will include a $4,600 bond which selected visitors from certain countries will be required to pay upon applying for a British visa.

The bond will be returned to visitors from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nigeria and Ghana when they leave the country.

The new policy will come into effect this November of this year.

‘Radicalization and isolation’

The new measures have triggered debate in UK society with many politicians up in arms over what they have condemned as “intimidation” from the British government.

Ex-minister Sarah Teather attacked the Home Office, decrying the measures as "nothing less than straightforward intimidation.”

“I fear that the only impact of this deeply divisive form of politics will be to create tension and mistrust to anyone who looks and sounds foreign,” she told UK newspaper the Guardian.

Minister Baroness Hanham defended the measures on Wednesday in the House of Lords, maintaining that they tackle “the reality of the situation that there are people coming here without jobs and without accommodation."

The billboard vans will be deployed in some of London’s more diverse boroughs, including Hounslow, Barking and Dagenham, Ealing, Barnet, Brent and Redbridge.

These communities were chosen because they have a below average number of voluntary returns according to the Home Office.

Muhhamed Butt, a counselor in the London borough of Brent, told RT said that the measures are likely to backfire on the Home Office and push illegal immigrants “further underground.”

“I just cannot see how this trick they are trying to use to flush out people is going to work,” Butt told.

 “There is bound to be some impact on the community where people feel stigmatized, isolated and divided.”

He went on to stress that there would be backlash that could result in illegal immigrants resorting to criminality.

Putin and  ?

Tags : , , ,



The idea behind the text.
Respect for the truth is almost the basis of all morality.
Nothing can come from nothing.


Popular Topics


Well, the way they make shows is, they make one show. That show's called a pilot. Then they show that show to the people who make shows, and on the strength of that one show they decide if they're going to make more shows.

Like you, I used to think the world was this great place where everybody lived by the same standards I did, then some kid with a nail showed me I was living in his world, a world where chaos rules not order, a world where righteousness is not rewarded. That's Cesar's world, and if you're not willing to play by his rules, then you're gonna have to pay the price.

You think water moves fast? You should see ice. It moves like it has a mind. Like it knows it killed the world once and got a taste for murder. After the avalanche, it took us a week to climb out. Now, I don't know exactly when we turned on each other, but I know that seven of us survived the slide... and only five made it out. Now we took an oath, that I'm breaking now. We said we'd say it was the snow that killed the other two, but it wasn't. Nature is lethal but it doesn't hold a candle to man.

You see? It's curious. Ted did figure it out - time travel. And when we get back, we gonna tell everyone. How it's possible, how it's done, what the dangers are. But then why fifty years in the future when the spacecraft encounters a black hole does the computer call it an 'unknown entry event'? Why don't they know? If they don't know, that means we never told anyone. And if we never told anyone it means we never made it back. Hence we die down here. Just as a matter of deductive logic.