She was going to consider housing these people thousands of miles away. Or in another country (without asking first). Perhaps disused ferries could be stationed offshore. And while all of this was under consideration, she would Get Very Tough Indeed. There would be deportations. These would then be briefed to suitable press conduits.
And there is no more eager press conduit than the odious flannelled fool Master Harry Cole, now pretending to be political editor of the Murdoch Sun. So it was that he dutifully told “Home Office deportation flight this morning saw just ONE returned to France. 29 were pulled off the flight, including 18 last minute human rights applications. Some had weeks and months to put these claims in but only did so when faced with going back to France”.
All humans get human rights! Who knew? Then Bella Sankey corrected him. “None had weeks or months to put their claims in because they are only provided with an opportunity to speak with a lawyer at the 11th hour and sometimes not even then”. Mark George QC approved. “Well said Bella. Mr Cole represents a pile of toilet paper masquerading as a propaganda sheet. Like all good toilet paper, its only place is in the sewer”.
Would Master Cole care to prostrate himself before the Tories a little more? You betcha, says Sarah. “HO spokesman: ‘These claims are very often baseless and entirely without merit.. on this morning’s flight we received a large number of first time human rights claims, which have to be given appropriate periods of consideration.’”
One Tweeter noted. “This is called the rule of law Harry. The rue of law on which Britain is based means courts can decide on violations, not minister's arbitrary whims cheered on by hacks in the press. If you don’t like it go somewhere else without the rule of law”.
Master Cole’s less than totally moral stance - as well as his inability to interrogate his sources - caused the Tweeter known as Sue and John to call him out. “[Harry Cole] had a very privileged upbringing compared to most people, and will do practically anything to ensure that he retains that privilege, for him and his class. The phrase 'punching down' doesn't even get close to describe his selfish immorality”. Got it in one.
Moreover, his stance was not making friends or influencing people in the legal arena, as the Secret Barrister added “[Bella Sankey] has been on fire in the past 24 hours putting out #FakeLaw claims about immigration law all over the media. Please share her vital corrections”. Fake claims which come from Priti Patel’s spokespeople and are then relayed in true obedient client journalist style - unquestioningly - by the likes of Master Cole.
I don’t need to call out Master Cole for lack of morals. He does that so well himself.
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