A Jamaican murderer and two rapists avoided deportation today following legal challenges backed by Labour MPs and a host of celebrities.
In all, 23 serious criminals submitted last-minute appeals – including human rights claims – which led to them avoiding deportation to Jamaica. They had been sentenced to a combined 156 years in jail....so maybe we should reconsider its status as tourist attraction?
The Home Office minister for immigration compliance, Chris Philp, said the flight had removed 13 “serious foreign criminals” from the UK. A number of others due to be onboard are said to have been granted a reprieve after the ministry acknowledged they may have been victims of modern slavery.
Welcome to the crazy world of Britain 2020, where you, a convicted criminal, is a 'victim'. One who's 'rights' supercede those of the people who are citizens.
The Guardian has seen a letter and drawing from a 10-year-old boy addressed to a judge he hoped would remove his father from the flight. The boy wrote: “People are making decisions about my dad. When they grew up they probably had a dad. The decisions they make mean I won’t have a dad with me.”
Pretty sure the decisions that made the difference here were those made by your father, kid.