Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Home Office Nose Dive Gathers Pace
From the BBC on Saturday – “The home secretary is under fire amid claims that many foreign offenders have been freed from secure hospitals without deportation being considered. The Sun says police are seeking up to 500 former mental patients, including murderers, rapists and paedophiles.”
“No more cock ups” were the inspirational words of John Reid. Remember them? Here are some more words from our great lord and benevolent Scottish master:
Daily Mirror – May 23 – “In his first major interview since he took on the toughest job in government 19 days ago following a string of fiascos, he told the Mirror: "I'll f****** well work 18 hours a day to sort this out. I'll do whatever it takes to make the public feel safe and confident in the system because right now it's not good enough and they're being let down.”
So what was he doing on the 27th while all the would be deported loonies are roaming the streets shouting at pigeons and licking windows?
Sunday Telegraph – 28 May – “John Reid, the Home Secretary, has gone on holiday to France while his Whitehall department battles with a string of crises, The Sunday Telegraph has learned. He is not expected to return to Britain until after the Bank Holiday”
Says a lot doesn’t it? Guttersnipe is starting to get the impression that they know they’re toast at the next election so they’re just going to enjoy the tax payer funded perks while they’ve got them.
Not that I like to be fair to Labour ministers but this is actually the problem of the Department of Health and as such the responsibility of Comical Hewitt, obviously part of her “best year ever”. But wait? We’re not quite sure when this took place and who was HealthSec before Patsy? You guessed it dear Guttersnipes… John “That’s another fine mess” Reid.
You can’t make it up….