The system of forcibly removing people from the UK needs a "complete and radical overhaul", human rights campaigners have said.Hurrah! At last!
So, you mean you are campaigning for shorter timescales and firmer application of the rules?
Home Secretary Theresa May should introduce monitors on each and every removal flight and reconsider the use of private contractors, Amnesty International UK said.*sigh* Well, it was too much to hope for, I guess…
And oh, look who’s jumped on the bandwagon:
The campaign was backed by the widow of Angolan national Jimmy Mubenga, who said her husband would still be alive today if independent monitors had been present when he collapsed on a plane at Heathrow Airport while being removed last October.Actually, love, your husband would still be alive if he hadn’t resisted his perfectly-legal deportation.
Adrienne Makenda Kambana said: "If someone had been monitoring how Jimmy was being treated on that flight, I'm sure he'd still be alive today.What a pity your husband didn’t worry about how people should be treated when he savagely assaulted a young girl with a broken bottle, which is what led the authorities to wake up and realise he was one of the many, many overstayers in the first place…
"The other passengers said he was crying out for help.
"The system must change to stop this happening again. No-one should have to go through what me and my family have suffered, and no-one should be treated like my husband was that night in October."
Amnesty called for the Government to consider the systems used in other European countries such as Germany where law enforcement personnel are used for enforced returns of individuals, including those who have overstayed their visas and foreign national prisoners.Oh, really? They never have problems like this? No-one ever dies as a result of law enforcement personnel actions?
Or is that the plan? Tax the overstretched police service still further, wait for the same inevitable death of someone and then throw this record at the authorities and simply demand that no-one is ever forced to leave?