In July, more than 20 Roma were given tickets for flights and coaches to Romania after being rounded up in a raid by immigration officers and police on their encampment in Park Lane.
Tickets were supplied by the UK Border Agency and homelessness charity Thames Reach, also funded by taxpayers.
But now Westminster city council says it is aware that six of the group - almost a third - have come back.I know, I know. I was astounded too!
Councillor Nickie Aiken (Ed: Oh, hai, Nickie!) told the Sunday Telegraph: “We need to get stricter at the border, particularly if these people have agreed to go home in the first place at taxpayers’ expense.”Oh, if only that were possible...
The Home Office said it was unable to say whether the Roma it had funded to go home had since returned.Unable..? Or just unwilling?