May 26th, 2008

Mugs-R-Us

Posted in Other Stuff by 200

Some government policies are just soooo easy to mock. Take the scheme for voluntary repatriation of immigrants. 

In 2007, more than £2million was paid to bribe people to return to their own country. Critics called this a cynical ploy to meet government targets when it was clear they were going to fail to send back the 4,000 in Tony Blair’s pledge for 2007. This scheme hands over £3,000 to someone who agrees to leave the UK.

Hakim Benmakhlouf, 26, a career criminal from Algeria, must have been laughing all the way to the bank when he was handed 3 grand to agree to return to Algiers whilst he was serving a prison sentence for theft.

His M.O. is bag snatches from wealthy tourists at top hotels in London & airports. In December 1998 he was sentenced to 2 months in a young offenders’ institution. In March 1999 he got 15 months. In December 2000 he got a year’s probation, 21 months in February 2001, 30 months in June 2003, 12 months in August 2003, 18 months in October 2004 & 42 months in December 2005.

He was offered voluntary deportation in July 2007 whilst serving his latest prison sentence, paid £3,000 & sent back to Algeria. On landing, he made his way straight to Paris & was back in the UK within days of leaving, probably with a back pocket full of lovely cash courtesy the British tax-payer. He has just been sentenced to 3 more years for seven offences of theft which netted him over £16,000.

Is this some sort of sick joke played upon us by the UK government? Someone who has come to this country as an immigrant and shown time after time they they cannot abide by the laws of the land, jailed on no less than 7 occasions for the same offences and we have to pay him to leave the country voluntarily??? What I want to know is why isn’t the government kicking people like this out of the country so fast their fat, lazy, good-for-nothing arses don’t touch the runways?

It seems to me that countries like Italy & Australia have no problem booting criminals who don’t want to live by the rules out of their countries, so why do we?

Algerian 

This man knows a mug when he sees a country full of them

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5 comments

  1. Dickiebo says:

    Tut, Tut. You must not be so cynical. Of course the Government acted in good faith. They were trying to use their brains but……couldn’t find any.

    May 26th, 2008 at 21:29

  2. some bloke says:

    Am currently researching state handouts for adults seeking further education in order to get a smattering of Serbo-Croat which I will use follwing my next criminal conviction to secure £3,000 holiday in the Balkans.
    The Adriatic is very sunny I am told.

    May 26th, 2008 at 23:48

  3. blueknight says:

    What an embarrassment.You would have thought that if he had been ‘deported’, his name would have been on a immigration list and he would not be allowed back in.
    You are right that Britain is the only country that bothers about the Human Rights Act.
    Several recent stories,
    1. The new mayor of Rome has promised to purge the Italian capital of 20,000 illegal immigrants and to raze 85 gipsy camps.
    2. Protestors have blockaded a French port, preventing thirty British yachts from leaving the country.

    May 27th, 2008 at 00:53

  4. Civ_In_The_City says:

    I predict the government response (if one comes) will contain one or more of the following phrases:

    “The vast majority of immigrants are law-abiding.”
    “This is an isolated case.”
    “Thankfully very rare.”
    “Systemic failures.”
    “Already implemented a full review.”
    “Put new procedures in place so that this cannot happen again.”

    And in the paper today the government plans to introduce a new tax, to pay for ‘community safety’. Policing to you and I.

    I also read the other day that some people hear the words ‘common sense’ and interpret them to mean ‘intolerant little-Englander who hates women and doesn`t appreciate diversity’.

    I`m not intolerant, I hate all criminals – because they`re criminals. In Britain, the softest touch of any country in the world, criminality is just not necessary any more, the government will happily keep paying you not to break the law.

    Can Gordon Brown be in the least bit surprised that his administation is falling down round his ears? I just hope to anyones God (or lack thereof) that whoever comes next will do a better job.

    Britain has gone beyond an international laughing stock, our global brothers and sisters must be bewildered by our antics.

    The cash handouts can be the only reason anyone wants to immigrate.

    May 27th, 2008 at 18:37

  5. Tony F says:

    I am bewildered by our governments attitude to criminals to. Why is it, they have automatic rights, and OAPs don’t?

    May 29th, 2008 at 21:30

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