September 17th, 2009

++ Sunlight Reports Baroness Scotland to UK Border Agency ++

Letter here.

baroness scotlandUPDATE : Now if the standard operational procedure for law breaking by senior government figures as per the New Labour school of spin is followed (as executed in the past by Harriet Harman and Peter Hain) Patricia Scotland will report herself to the UKBA.  They report themselves so they can spin “when I became aware of the technical breach of the rules blah blah.”  They are not rules, they are laws, laws which the Attorney General has sworn to uphold….

UPDATE II : Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling is demanding answers to some difficult questions from Baroness Scotland

“The Government has been absolutely clear that small employers should carry full legal responsibility if they hire illegal immigrants. Baroness Scotland should be no different, she should face a proper investigation by the Border Agency and should face the same sanctions as any other employer.”

UPDATE III : Just got off the phone again with the SpAd who this morning said (repeatedly) there would be no further statements, she gave a further statement saying “Baroness Scotland has reported the matter to the relevant authorities”. How predictable…

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398 Comments

  1. 1
    DisgustedOfMitcham2 says:

    Gosh, I never realised that schadenfreude could be so much fun. But it really is, isn’t it?

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    • 56
      Free as a bird says:

      I bet she knows the “keep out of jail” handshake that Harriet Harman and Tervor Philips would promote, you know, among the “oppressed”.

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      • 69

        The Times Law Corner claims she has acted and I quote ‘entirely innocently’ I have told them to go and sit in the corner with a dunce’s hat on.

        They are wrong, no ifs or buts, just wrong. They have obviously not read the Home Office guidelines.

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          fedupwithbrown says:

          Times have changed under labour. Tories MP’s were thrown into jail for far less than this labour lot have done. Not one labour MP prosecuted in the last 12 years as far as I know. We want justice not excuses.

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        • 114
          The Mad Hatter says:

          Under New Labour, of course, it is possible to be innocent and guilty at the same time, and this is what has happened to the Baroness. If we believe her story, then she is innocent under the normal meaning of the word, but guilty under a law that she was involved in passing. In the unlikely event that she is treated in the same way as any other employer, and fined £10,000, I wouldn’t put it past this shower to find a way of sending the bill back to the taxpayer.

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        • 166
          Anonymous says:

          Judging from the picture in that Telegraph article once they’ve finished checking Caster Semenya I think they ought to give the good Baroness the once over.

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        • 231

          Well said #82. Wasn’t Scotland the idiot who wanted the Manchester school kids prosecuted for supposedly planning to blow up their school (she never bothered to find out if the kids actually had any explosives or knew how to use them).

          The BBC is playing down the story, pulling in Keith Vas (!!!) to say employing immigrants is a “grey area”!

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      • 210
        AnonymousSource says:

        Steve Lamb, Regional Operations Director of the UK Border Agency in North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, said:

        ‘We will not tolerate illegal working which threatens to damage our communities, undercuts the minimum wage and by-passes health and safety laws. The UK Border Agency acts on intelligence to target those businesses that ignore the rules and remove those with no right to be in the UK.

        ‘We work with employers so they understand the rules, but they have a responsibility to carry out the checks before they employ migrant workers. If they don’t, they could end up potentially having to pay fines of up to £10,000 per illegal worker. As long as there are illegal jobs, the UK will be an attractive place for illegal immigrants. That’s why we have to put a stop to employers who don’t play by the rules.’

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      • 327

        LOL at the ‘keep out of jail’ handshake.

        Do we surmise that New Labour are all Slavemasons?

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      • 360
        Jim Beam says:

        Is that the one that is not known to white heterosexual Englishmen? Yes of course it is.That is why I am getting out of this country in the next three years and taking self and others with me because I have to face the consequences of my actions whereas others can always play the race gender Islam cards. Boo- Hoo I’m oppressed !!!

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        • 401
          Angus McCoatup says:

          I couldn’t agree with you more 360. This country is now for ‘ethnics’ and gender benders – no one else gets a look in. Oh to be a one legged black lesbian who is also a muslim and has four children of different colours – I would be made in this Country – fucking made!! We ‘ordinary’ English/British might just as well pack up and go to ? as we’re not wanted in this country any more.

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    • 117

      M’Lord i understand that certain media types, and dare I say, so called internet journalists.. or bloggers have found my client guilty without hearing the case for the defence.
      if it pleases the court I would like to show precedent in relation to ‘Law versus Office’
      Your honour I cite.

      1} Smith vs Taxpayer – found in favour of Smith’s right to choose any residence, even a skip if she so chooses to be her main residence.

      2} Hoon and Mcnulty vs Ian Gibson – {Quite pertinent M’Lord as this directly relates to different treatment standards relating to Offices held.}

      3} Ahmed versus justice – victory Ahmed

      4}Hoon/Darling vs HMRC – Hoon/Darling no case to answer
      Cooper-Balls – The ‘its complicated’ defence M’Lord. no further explanation required in this case.

      5} Prescott vs impropriety. In summary no case to answer.

      6} Martin vs sanity. Michael Martin made a life Peer m’lud. Despite ample evidence of his unfitness for any office but plenty of evidence of troughing.

      7} Mandelson vs mortgages, Vaz/Blunkett vs Immigration
      and of course the Uddin ‘Bollocks to you lot. I’m untouchable’ case.

      I believe that this will be sufficient for now, but if the court requires several hundred other cases can be cited.

      The defence rests.

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      • 252
        On Harman Pride's Dossier says:

        8) Jack Straw – pulled over by the police for doing 103mph while Home Secretary responsible for sticking speed cameras everywhere. Defence: “late for a Labour Party meeting”. Result: “insufficient evidence”, despite the police car video that would be used to give you or I an £800 fine and a 6 week ban.

        Back in 2000: t’was always so.

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        • 291

          Indeed.
          I thank my learned colleague for bring this to the court’s attention.
          {Court of public opinion- another useful standby defence if we need it}

          May I also remind the prosecution of the case of the shredded expense receipts. Blair vs Socialism 2009. And also Blair vs Metropolitan Police 2006 – the cash for peerages affair.
          No paper trail = no case to answer.

          I’m sure there are many more if any member of/at the bar can remember them.

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    • 134
      backwoodsman says:

      Nearly as much fun as hunting , with added nulab piquancy !

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    • 136
      jgm2 says:

      The law will require you ‘catching’ Baroness Scotland emplying the maid illegally. Since she has fired the maid then it is too late to ‘catch’ the Baroness employing the maid illegally.

      She can’t be required to testify against herself. The maid will say nothing – she’s not going to testify against herself either.

      No crime has occurred.

      Case closed.

      Just you watch.

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    • 197
      Andy Carpark says:

      Has Jimmy Carter played the race card yet?

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    • 274
      Anonymous says:

      Headlines on BBC News at Six, not a mention of the fragrant Baroness!! Just phoned to complain why this wasn’t leading the news!

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    • 355
      Irn Bru Snorter says:

      Just heard that her spokespeople have issued a statement that she made “an inadvertant mistake”.

      Well…why not??

      She was behaving completely honestly and “did nothing wrong”….

      Like the “expenses” MPs.

      A side issue here…

      Why is a black woman with a Southern English accent called “Baroness Scotland”?

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    • 380
      Boudicca says:

      Has anyone seen her NI number, passport, visa and entitlement to be in this country?

      Just asking, like.

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  2. 2
    Michael says:

    But the fact remains she IS one of the Nu Labour anointed ones.

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  3. 3
    Stronghold Barricades says:

    Let’s see the official receipt

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  4. 4
    Mitch says:

    This reminds me of when Hain went. She’s got no chance; it’s only a matter of time.

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  5. 5
    Papasmurf says:

    Shit + Fan = Bye Bye Scotland

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    • 9
      Hadrian says:

      If only………

      Oh, *that* Scotland.
      Ho hum.

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      • 18
        Tavish McTavish says:

        We’ll take independence, you can keep your Sharia Law.

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        • 45

          I agree. What a racist comment. The woman in question happens to be the Queen of Scotland and you should show a little deference, Jimmy.

          And as for Scotland. Yes, we want independence. We want to ditch the Union so we can join the European Union. Scotland should be ruled in Scotland by Scots and not in London by foreigners like Gordon Brown.

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        • 52
          DisgustedOfMitcham2 says:

          Er, I think you may have forgotten to take your medication. We folks south of the border may seem a bit strange to you (and for good reason), but we don’t have Sharia Law.

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        • 60
          Glad to be of assistance says:

          51 DOM2

          Oh, yes you do!

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        • 76

          What’s wrong with Sharia law? Under Sharia you can go down the pub, get pissed as a fart, go home, beat one wife and sleep with the other one. I thought this was what ‘progressive’ politics was all about, eh?

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        • 79
          DisgustedOfMitcham2 says:

          59:

          Sorry, must have missed that. Thanks for clearing that up.

          BTW, just remind me which Act of Parliament introduces Sharia Law?

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        • 81
          Four-eyed English Genius says:

          Majer P:

          Would be most grateful if you would accept one Scottish James Gordon Brown back into the fold!

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        • 83
          blumpkin says:

          er… when you put it like that…

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        • 102
          Anonymous says:

          44 : If she’s the queen of Scotland then that makes her Idi’s husband, right ?

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        • 232
          Australian says:

          Widow, anon. Old Idi’s been dead for a while now. Might have been something in his diet that didn’t agree with him.

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        • 237
          Prince Phillip says:

          You’ve got it too aqnd if you get idependence it will be enshrined in what was scottish law quicker than white flight.

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        • 241
          nell says:

          Queen of Scotland? The last Queen, Mary of Scots had her head chopped off.

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  6. 6
    Number 6 says:

    Like it action instead of pissing and moaning, more of it. Let’s all get involved there are enough motivated people here to really stick it to the bastards.

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  7. 7

    Sorry, I don’t understand what the big deal is. One minute you accuse Labour of passing too many laws and having too much red tape.

    Now you complain when a Labour Minister simply forgot she’d passed one little law? Sheesh.

    It’s the same with the way you treat Gordon Brown. OK. He made one little mistake with the economy. But that’s no reason to condemn the entire Labour government, is it?

    I say give the man 5 MORE YEARS. Just think what he can do.

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    • 22
      Nail 'em up I say says:

      Irony, like it, like it, nice one centurion.

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    • 33
      Old Rockape says:

      Major Plonker you certainly are.

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    • 40
      Anonymous says:

      I thought what he could do and I broke out in a cold sweat.

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      • 55

        Cold sweats are a result of global warming. They’re natures way of correcting the balance.

        But just think what Brown could do with another 5 years. Everyone complains that he’s messed up the energy policy. But what with global warming and all, who needs energy?

        The future is Brown.

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    • 238
      Fruit de loop Napoleon beeble says:

      How right you are Major P – I would willingly give Labour 100% of my income in tax and send all my children to fight in Afghanistan for this wonderful government.

      In fact Gordon and Mandy, my arse is yours as well – it feels like you’ve been making free use of it since 1997 anyway.

      5 more years!

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  8. 8
    Sod 'em all says:

    Have any of these grubby fuckers – ANY – ever been prosecuted for all this thieving and law-breaking??

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  9. 10
    SO17 says:

    Bang on ‘Within the rules’ don’t count here.
    Use the wonky system they have created to fuck them with and then scrap the lot.

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    • 191
      Call me Infidel says:

      Every day UKBA charge truck drivers with civil penalties for having illegal immigrants in the back of their trucks. The “I didn’t know they were there guv” excuse doesn’t work for them and it shouldn’t work for Scotchland.

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  10. 11
    Hadrian says:

    It’s fair to say you’re not a fan then?

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  11. 12
    ian e says:

    Just wait for the claims of racism against those accusing Baroness Scotland!!

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    • 53
      Sukyspook says:

      You missed the first ones already Ian E – come on, keep up!! (Or perhaps you “have a life” other than hanging around here lol).

      No worries, I’m sure there’ll be more – it’s part of the ‘programme’.

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  12. 14
    Anonymous says:

    The ‘FULL CONFIDENCE’ moment has been passed…

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8261200.stm

    How long after this can she survive ? 12 hours ? 24 ? 36 hours ? Or 48 hrs ?

    Perhaps Guido should do a ‘straw poll’ ??

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    • 19
      Mondeoman says:

      12 minutes is to long, if this drags GB down the path a little further, all the better.

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    • 137
      English Liberation Front says:

      Human oil slick “Labour MP Keith Vaz, chairman of the home affairs select committee, said he believed Baroness Scotland would have “satisfied herself” that all the necessary checks were done.

      “I am sure she would have done everything that was proper and right,” he told BBC Radio 4’s World At One. However, he said there were “grey areas” in how the law was interpreted and a single database was needed to give employers access to information about an individual’s immigrant status, right to work and ability to claim benefits.”

      Ah, the old “grey areas” and database routine. Apart from the fact that Vaz the Implier cannot possible know whether the necessary checks were done and therefore his opinion is of no more consequence than the man on the Clapham omnibus, note how he slyly introduces yet more fascist database justification.

      These people are slime. New Labour – the Heir to Hitler.

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      • 242
        Australian says:

        Just think, if only she had picked up the ‘phone to Vazoline or Mandlescum, she could have had a passport arranged, pronto, for her servant/skivvy/factotum (whatever she called the poor Tongan woman) and avoided this little problem.

        Vazo’ and ‘Scum are the “outposts” of the Passport Office for “special capplicants”, are they not?

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      • 245
        L. Izzard says:

        Heir Hitler

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      • 247
        John Lewis Cushions says:

        Vaz
        UGH
        Oily venomous snake

        Has he collected from Hoon yet for his U-turn on the 42 days plan?
        Hoon said the oilslick would be ‘appropriately rewarded’
        Has he not been elevated yet? (If not, is that because no-one could lift his lardy frame?)

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  13. 15
    streamfisher says:

    Call me cynical (some people do), but even if she is subjected to the law (which she introduced) and is fined £10,000 pounds, I suspect she will claim it back on ‘expenses’.

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      Murdochs PR Company says:

      Cynical

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    • 59
      DisgustedOfMitcham2 says:

      Legitimate research into how the laws she created work in practice. Perfectly necessary and incurred strictly in the line of duty.

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      • 89
        Hilda Rumpole says:

        Ahh! The Pete Townshend defence… Nice.

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        • 135
          stilyagi_air_corps says:

          Yes. Where *is* the MS of that book he was ‘researching’? He must’ve finished it by now!

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        • 198
          IRB says:

          It was published years back. It was called A Different Drum.

          It wasn’t so muchg a book as a twelve page 4th form essay on why kiddie diddling was bad and people who do it should be sent to the naughty step. It was, as you can proably imagine, pretty dreadful.

          You would have thought with his money he’d have paid a decent ghost writer to do something he could take round the chat shpw circuit. Maybe even a celebrity book signing tour of Waterstones or something.

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        • 204
          IRB says:

          I lied. It was, “A Different Bomb” and it was six pages long. Read it here.

          http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/1027061petetownshend1.html

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    • 106
      fedupwithbrown says:

      Is a lawbreaker allowed to have the job as Attorney General? If so then our democracy is completely shafted.

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    • 131
      albacore says:

      Only £10,000?
      The possible fine is of an unlimited amount for one who knowingly employs an illegal immigrant.
      How on earth can the Attorney General plead ignorance of the very letter of the law?
      Ergo, if she does not absolutely comply with the law, she knowingly breaks it.

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  14. 17
    Anonymous says:

    Diversity Star Smashes Head During No 10 Show

    Curse of Gordon strikes again

    The 13-year-old star of dance troupe Diversity was left in tears after landing on his head during a show for the Prime Minister…

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    • 23
      Mondeoman says:

      Those Celeb photoshoot moemnets do take their toll, hopefully the young man is OK, but all for the sake of the great leader, it is wrong.

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    • 24
      streamfisher says:

      I always knew the New labour Project would all end in tears.

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    • 47
      Retching says:

      Do you see the poor boy on the news last night, literally being poked by Lord Mandelson whilst Brown and Balls looked on, giggling and, no doubt, exploding in their pants.

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    • 49
      Emergency DivEq Team spokesperson says:

      Yeah, wew, – we rushed ‘ere, but Gordo ‘ad already done first aid.

      Nuffin we could’a dun after that!

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    • 57
      Trough Mixture says:

      Have No.10 done a proper risk assessment for when young men are called to dance for the rattler’s entertainment?

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      • 123
        fedupwithbrown says:

        No they forgot they’d introduced those laws too. Mum’s probably taking legal advice. Hope that stops the Downing Street circus in its tracks. Plebs!

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    Ignorantia Jurus Non Excusat says:

    Whether or not Baroness Scotland faces prosecution is immaterial to whether she remains in post. As the most senior law officer in the government her position is compromised and untenable. Anyone with an ounce of political “nous” would have realised as soon as the Daily Mail approached her office with the allegations that it was only a matter of time before she would forfeit her job.

    He continuance in office whilst proving a continual embarassment to the government more seriously also impugns the office of Attorney General.

    The relevant clause of the act is irrefutable and even if documentation was seen that is subsequently found to be forged that is no defence under the Act .If Patricia Scotland stays in office and also escapes prosecution then effectively this part of the legislation is unenforceable to all intents and purposes. Any “Brief” worth his or her fee would immediately raise it with the judge to have the case summarily dismissed or if that fails make ample use of it in the summation to the jury.

    The whole matter should have been dealt with before 8am this morning by Brown picking up the phone and requiring Patricia Scotland’s letter of resignation on his desk before 9.00am to-day. It is merely putting off the inevitable and damaging the government every minute this continues without resolution. It’s another bad example of Brown’s lack of decison and poor political judgement

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    • 28
      Mitch says:

      You summarise the situation very well. She was always toast, and Brown should’ve recognised that straight away.

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    • 29
      EC1 PhD says:

      Let’s have more delay from Brown and ultimately more damage to the Government. However, once the good Lady starts touring the TV studios, aka Mandy of past resignations, it’ll be a matter of hours. Mandy will insist on this so he can then add another brass plate to his shameful return to UK politics.

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    • 38
      Steve Expat says:

      Well said, and good name – Non Excusat indeed for the Baroness.

      A round of applause to the Sunlight team, another donation on the way to them this afternoon!

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    • 46
      Anonymous says:

      I think they know that they’re so damaged already, a few more dents won’t make a scrap of difference.

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      • 63
        Steve Expat says:

        It says a lot about Broon’s own tenency that he didn’t have the guts to immediately sack her for something so blatant

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        • 92
          Jonah Watch says:

          see how long he took to “take full responsibility” and sack McPoison

          (talking of which, how are his & dolly’s court cases going..?)

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    • 84
      Latin spellchecker says:

      That should be “Ignorantia juris non excusat”.

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    • 148
      bergen says:

      Quite right.We know that Brown has no sense at all but I’d have thought that she would have realised immediately that her position was untenable.She probably thinks she can front it out by playing the race card.

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    Rexel 56 says:

    I remember the good old days when a public prosecutor had to prove beyond reasonable doubt that you had done something…….

    ….. now you get summarily fined up to £10,000 for not being able to prove that you have done something, in this case photocopy a document.

    Ah well, good to see the bastards hoisted on their own petard.

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    • 165
      summer_Breeze says:

      It’ll be even better, when the lot of them have been hoisted upon a very large scaffold!

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    • 205
      Anonymous says:

      No, no. You are fined for employing illegals. There is a defence available which involves the production of documents, but the failure to produce them is not the offence.

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  17. 26
    Dogger says:

    Keith ‘Vazeline’ Vaz doing a great job of defending his mate Baroness ‘Scotty’ Scotland on World at One, never more repulsive. Can we now look forward to ex “Justice” Minister Shahid ‘Shady’ Malik to step in with a good few words, Baroness ‘Udders’ Uddin to fly in from Bangladesh to provide emollient wisdom and Paul Boateng to come out of hiding with some hyper-agressive legal claptrap and we have the makings of an intifada.

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  18. 30
    albacore says:

    The one between your ears or the one detailing your arty-farty allegations?

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  19. 31
    Jimmy says:

    My posts about the Sunlight Centre have mysteriously disappeared. Perhaps there is a fault.

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    • 48
      Man With a Very Hot Bladder says:

      So did mine a few months ago. Must be a bug. :rolleyes:

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    • 51
      Anonymous says:

      Guido can be a little sensitive about his alter ago at times

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      • 68
        Jimmy says:

        Perhaps someone here can help. Firstly why Baroness Scotland is apparently obliged to provide documentation to some spotty herbert with a blog (or “pressure group” as I think it’s rather pompously called), and secondly, seeing that all Galley seems to do is write one letter a week about whatever he read in the paper the previous day, why haven’t the the financials which guido promised weeks ago been posted yet.

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        • 144
          The Mad Hatter says:

          Of course she doesn’t have to provide documentation to Galley. She just has to resign, whether or not she bothers with Galley, and she just has to be prosecuted. Otherwise as non excusat says, she has singlehandedly destroyed her own piece of legislation.

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        • 146
          stilyagi_air_corps says:

          Vinegar!

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        • 149
          Anonymous says:

          You are correct. What the good Baroness gets up to is between her and the spotty herbert from the UK Borders Agency.

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        • 199
          albacore says:

          Well, if Gordon’s former best friend, Mr Omaha, can get away with refusing to publish his full birth certificate, what transpires between the Attorney General and Spotty at the Border Agency is small potatoes and nobody’s business but theirs.
          We’d all just better move along; nothing to see here in the 51st State (or whatever Region(s) we are in the European Utopia – take your pick).

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        • 223
          Jimmy says:

          Yes, but Obama hasn’t had a letter from Chris Galley

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    • 182
      Not long till labour gone says:

      Still can’t believe that the reason the government is always saying immigration is good for the economy and failing to deport illegals is…so they can get their house cleaning done on the cheap!

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  20. 32

    She won’t go, it’ll be spun away like everything else, or she will quietly disappear and reappear at some stage later in the year like The Prince of Darkness did. Twice.

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  21. 35

    Wow! Is ToryBear a government minister in charge of upholding the law of the land?

    Apart from a habit he seems to share with the current US president, he’s done nothing illegal.

    Is this the best Labours’ Smeerkats can come up with?

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  22. 36
    Jordan says:

    It’s true. I was once raped by a famous celebrity. But the other 150 occasions we had sex it was consentual.

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  23. 37
    Archie Salmond says:

    BREAKING NEWS

    Baroness Scotland’s Tongan housemaid / cleaner was originally recommended to Baroness Scotland by Lord Fondlebumloaders in order to oust her (not the cleaner – B Scotland!) from her position within the House of Lords – thus making way for Lord Fondlebumloaders

    FREE SCOTLAND

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  24. 41
    Dave Cropcircle says:

    Fecking pirates they are arrrggggghhh. We want our ship back complete with Union Jack. We should make these planks walk. Arrrggggghh

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  25. 43
    Jethro Q. Walrus-Titty says:

    she wiped her arse with the documents by mistake and flushed it away by mistake……..

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    • 67
      Mitch says:

      by mistake, but in good faith, and with no malive aforethough, or in any perjorative sense

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      • 94
        Trevor Philips says:

        Give ‘er another chance you racist nazi bastard detracters! Discrimination innit. You never complained about Mandy. This is just becos she is black wiv a bad memory.

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    • 107
      those big cheeks. spread em. says:

      Barons don’t have to wipe their own arses you common prole !
      They don’t call them maids Tongans for nothing.

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      • 161
        Sod 'em all says:

        The position is termed, “groom of the stool” – Mandy used to work as one before once again again again attaining high offirice.

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        • 259
          L. Izzard says:

          Grooming the stool is the legal term describing the apprenticeship of Baronless not at all Scotland for its position of obsequious association with Labour.

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  26. 58
    Anonymous says:

    Ironic that with so many Scotch hoons in our parliament the one called Baroness Scotland isn’t one (Scotch I mean, she’s definitely a hoon).

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  27. 61
    StevieB says:

    Very poor show: this ‘Baroness’ should resign immediately, “pending the outcome of any investigation…”

    But of course she will not, and the inevitable will just be a slow, painfully drawn out affair.

    It never ceases to amaze me that when it looks like the game is up, politicians cannot quickly fall on their sword – and get some credit for doing so from the electorate – and they can then slither back at a later date. Sticking your head in the sand just damages you more in the long run.

    Do these idiots not have advisors ? Oh yes, they do have ‘SpAds’. Maybe their advisors need advisors ? Create a few new jobs…?

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  28. 72
    Anonymous says:

    Oh dear.. Post 9 has disappeared..

    I wonder why ?

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  29. 77
    Dave Cropcircle says:

    Investigation launched now according to Telegraph

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  30. 78
    Tongan Cheek says:

    To be honest, I’m glad to be out of that woman’s grip.

    I’m going to let you into a little secret: she’s no more Scottish than I am.

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  31. 86
    The Cunt of Monte Cristo says:

    Go on love, get some party vermin to hint darkly about media hatchet jobs and ‘racism’.
    After all why should you have to follow the rules, and god forbid resign, you’re a NeoLabour insider innit.

    Can I suggest you consider one of the lice infested Afghans near Sangatte as your next skivvy

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    Not impressed says:

    How utterly trivial.

    How the fuck am I supposed to know whether my cleaner is here illegally or not. You really think anyone asks to see their cleaner’s immigration papers?

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      Anonymous says:

      How the fuck am I supposed to know whether my cleaner is here illegally or not. You really think anyone asks to see their cleaner’s immigration papers?

      Since the law requires you to check your cleaner’s immigration papers, yes, I do expect it.

      Since Baroness Scotland is the most senior jurist in England and Wales, yes, I do expect her to obey the laws under which she and her government regularly prosecute other people.

      I’m sorry you think it’s trivial that people are regularly fined under this law. I’m sorry you think that breaking the laws you have yourself introduced is unimportant. I’m sorry you think it’s acceptable for this phony baroness (herself a Dominican immigrant) to prosecute and fine people for doing exactly what she has been doing.

      I’m sorry that you’re happy to live in a country where we have one law for the common folk and another for party apparatchiks with fake titles. Mostly, though, I’m sorry that you’re alive.

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      Mr Vaz says:

      Dear Not Impressed

      We haven’t gone to all this trouble to pass laws protecting the Nation from Tongan immigrants only to find that people such as the Baroness Scotland and yourself choose to ignore such legislation – please report to your local Police Station if it is still open .

      Really! Some people!

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      Ignorantia Jurus Non Excusat says:

      Trivial – well you may be right on that and I understand your sentiments BUT the law on this is explicit – as the employer you are deemed to be responsible under the terms of the Act.It is YOUR responsibility to ensure that the said employee is legally able to work in the UK and to take records/copies of any relevant documentation supplied to prove this and check with the appropriate authorities that they are “legit”. If you’re employing anyone my advice(free of charge as you’re on this blog) is check their employment is legal by seeing the relevant documentation and check its not a forgery because YOU will be liable if anything is not as it should be- as the saying goes – “No ifs or buts” you will be committing an offence

      Any complaints I suggest you contact the Government – Attorney General’s Office

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      bandersnatch says:

      I myself am utterly assiduous about this: I have ALWAYS asked to see every one of my merry band of cleaners’ immigration papers… Without them the enormous privilege of dragging the hoover over my shagpile, making my beds, wiping my loo out and putting the Harperson it is NEVER ALLOWED.

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      Anonymous says:

      exactly…. but under rules she made, anyone who hasn’t checked and copied the papers are now liable for a £10k fine.

      So people have been forced into going through the expense (in time and money) of checking, or being fined because they haven’t – except she thinks she doesn’t have to bother.

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    Anonymous says:

    i think baroness scotland is a pretty cool guy. eh shits all over the statutes and doesnt afraid of anything.

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    DisgustedOfMitcham2 says:

    Another thought has occurred to me.

    Baroness Scotland claims that she saw documents that led her to believe that her employee was here legally. Of course if she didn’t keep copies of them, that’s irrelevant, but let’s say for the sake of argument that she did.

    There are then 3 possibilities. One is that they were completely the wrong documents, which anyone who knows anything about immigration should immediately know are wrong. That’s something I can easily see a small businessman getting caught up in unintentionally, but the Baroness couldn’t legitimately claim for a minute that she didn’t know they were the wrong documents.

    Possibility 2 is that they were obvious and crude forgeries. Again, the average small business owner could easily get caught out here, but the person who wrote the laws on immigration has absolutely no excuse for not spotting such a forgery.

    That leaves possibility 3, which is that they were sophisticated and convincing forgeries. That’s the only way in which the Baroness might be genuinely innocent. And if that’s true, how come there is no news of an immediate investigation into what would clearly be a highly organised criminal forging operation?

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      Phil O'Pastree says:

      You small businessmen shouldn’t do yourselves down. Some of you can be just as successful as tall people. Just don’t employ short illegal immigrants.

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      Australian says:

      No, DoM2, not even in your case 3 could she be innocent. Even if she saw clever forgeries, she is still guilty of an offence under the relevant law. The offence arises in *not taking and retaining copies* of the docments in question. Any employer can confirm this, as can any professional who has to do the same (in connection with anti money laundering laws) regarding identification of new clients.

      Under the current law, any employer who “takes a chance” by not retaining copies of the necessary documents is buying themselves one heap of trouble. This is of course entirely consistent with the Nu-fascist methods of governing/controlling us and should not therefore be alien to the A-G.

      It doesn’t matter how many times she bleats about having seen documents that she thought were kosher, without having taken copies, she is guilty under the law she is responsible for administering. Whether that law is “fair” or “sensible” is also not relevant.

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        DisgustedOfMitcham2 says:

        You’re completely right, of course, that if she didn’t take copies then she’s guilty no matter what. As a small business owner myself, I’m only too well aware of that requirement. One of the reasons why this episode makes me so incredibly angry is that I find it a completely unnecessary and intrusive waste of my time that the law expects me to act as an unpaid border guard, when the people who make the laws consider themselves exempt.

        However, note the second sentence of my second paragraph. She probably didn’t keep copies, but we don’t know for a fact that she didn’t.

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          Australian says:

          Have noted your point regarding copies DoM2 – let’s just say, I will not be at all surprised if we are told shortly that copies of the relevant documents have just been found by the A-G after all (must have fallen down the back of a radiator or some such!).

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          DisgustedOfMitcham2 says:

          You could well be right about documents mysteriously being found. But I think the interesting thing will then be to see which of my 3 categories they fall into. There would be little point in them being in category 1 or 2, and if they are in category 3, then surely the police should be called on to mount a thorough investigation of where the documents came from. Could be interesting.

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    Mixed bag says:

    “Scotland was born in Dominica to Antiguan and Dominican parents, but her family moved to Walthamstow when she was three.” Wikipedia (must be accurate). So what passport does she carry then?

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    Sod 'em all says:

    Relax everyone. Sky just reported that Brown has given her his full confidence. She’s done for.

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    Anonymous says:

    The unctous oily Vaz has today given the world the benefit of his considered opinion on this issue. Let us give thanks pray.

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    Anonymous says:

    Is she related to Vaz? He’s very supportive.

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      On tax payers' silk cushions says:

      I’m sitting comfortably, thank you.

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      KEITH VAZOLINE says:

      No. I’m just genuinely very collegiate. Don’t you just love my grandiloquence and my oleaginous personality ? It’s all genuine; there’s not a scintilla of self-importance anywhere in my very important bones.

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      Anonymous says:

      All ethnic equality liebourers stick together – its part of the deal. So yes, in a clannish way.

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        Anonymous says:

        Vaz work on the basis that if you grease him, he’ll grease you back (an everyone else). Even most MPs loathe him.

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          Precision Grinder says:

          Mandy likes him, he knows that Vazoline’s arse is naturally lubricated, it has the aroma of engineer’s ‘Three-in-One’ Oil!!

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      albacore says:

      On 9 April 2009, the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales to the 16th Commonwealth Law Conference:
      “Thomas Fuller observed, “Be ye never so high the
      law is above you”. Well the law is above any individual judge too. No
      individual judge is Lex either. The absence of any dispensing power was, and
      remains, fundamental to the rule of law. Judges cannot dispense with it.
      Parliament itself cannot dispense with it. None of our democratic institutions
      may do so. They are, of course, entitled to change it.”
      Was anybody listening?

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    Jimmy says:

    “Just got off the phone again with the SpAd ”

    For heaven’s sake do they not have call screening?

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    Anonymous says:

    Is the letter signed by the same Chris Galley who broke the Official Secrets Act – I’m sure he is told to retain a copy of the paper he signed. If so he shoudl be told that it isn’t good form to grass up fellow law breakers.

    Perhaps Sunlight shoudl have asked Ronnie Biggs to sign the letter for them if they wanted a proper publicity stunt.

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      The Mad Hatter says:

      The very same Chris Galley – it’s called retaliation. He had a public interest defence – not sure how strong – while she has no defence at all. Perhaps we should have Ronnie Biggs in government – at least he was prosecuted, convicted and sentenced unlike Uddin, Moran and co.

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    StevieB says:

    The follow-up story of course is to locate an unfortunate small business owner who is up on charges for hiring an illegal immigrant, and due in court tomorrow/next week.

    If she has not resigned by then, the media could then have a field day at the Government’s expense: “Do as we say, not as we do…”

    Could be fun !

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  43. 128
    bandersnatch says:

    Sings: ” Let the sunshine in, let the sunshine in… the Su-unlight in!”

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    News Lion says:

    HAHAHA could not of happend to a better person

    http://newslion.blogspot.com/

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    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    Most people check the wine cellar when the cleaner has done her job
    Poor Baroness Scotland,
    As her cleaner was a Tongan she also had to not only check the cleaners papers and then photocopy them but also check the fridge.
    Those Tongan fuckers would eat the entire contents of waitrose given a 5 minute supermarket sweep.

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    Tongan groove says:

    Still nowt on the BBC website then… there’s a surprise.

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  47. 139
    Little Princess on Board says:

    Anything to do with Scotland is corrupt and fucking useless. It’s time to have a referendum on independence -for the English that is.

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    Kelly's Japseye says:

    Snotty + Australian Hat = Grave Digger

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  49. 150
    Vic Mellons says:

    NuLab will follow Obama’s lead and say that anyone who’s attacking her is must be because they’re racist.

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    politically un-correct social worker(retired) says:

    I read somewhere that the learned lady got her law degree at Essex Institute of Higher Education in Chelmsford. ?hardly a top notch start to her career I think.
    In fact Anglia Ruskin University as it’s now called, currently ranks 112th out of 114 universities in the Sunday Times 2009 league

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  51. 152
    Rexel 56 says:

    From the Attorney General’s website:

    “In July 2009 the Attorney General, Baroness Scotland QC, published a protocol which clearly sets out the relationship of the Attorney General with the prosecuting authorities”

    Well, there’s good timing!

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  52. 153
    A concerned retired limbo dancer says:

    When I came to Britain from over the sea on a heap of bananas no fucker gave me a token degree and a peerage.
    This woman is a disgrace

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    Expecting this line to be taken soon says:

    Is it cos I’s black?

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  55. 163
    Phil O'Pastree says:

    Is it just me (what fancies female lawyers) but doesn’t she look rather fetching in that wig and ruff?

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  56. 183
    The Sleeper says:

    From BBC News website…..

    “Gordon Brown’s spokesman said: “The prime minister is aware of the statement and has full confidence in Baroness Scotland. He thinks she’s doing a very good job as attorney general.”

    Well that’s alright then.

    I take it that the good job is ensuring all Labour MP’s,Ministers and Peers are completely exempt from English Law

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    Sir William Waad says:

    We shouldn’t rag poor Patty Scotland quite so much even if she is some kind of lawyer. This official bumf can be devilish difficult. Volodymyr, my farm manager, used to have a frightful time with the subsidy forms for set-aside and the Suckler Cow Premium Scheme. Then there was all that wretched paperwork for the gun room. Turned out that Volodymyr wasn’t Latvian, as he claimed, but Ukrainian! The poor fellow was arrested one day and had to go back to the tractor factory! At least the Border Agency woman was very understanding. I remember her every Christmas with one of my best turkeys.

    Pip-pip!

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      shelling-out says:

      Patricia Janet Scotland, Baroness Scotland of Asthal, PC, QC is a barrister and the current Attorney General for England and Wales and Northern Ireland.

      Some kind of lawyer? She’s at the top of the pile.

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        Sir William Waad says:

        If she were at the top of the pile she would be earning a couple of mill a year doing corporate litigation.

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          AnonymousSource says:

          Here’s a possble replacement for Baroness Scotland when she resigns

          Her pedigree is “impeccable”

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherie_Blair

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          Australian says:

          Anon: I had understood that your suggested replacement is hoping to be parachuted into the new job as head of the judiciary at the new Supreme Court (which itself was dreamed up on the back of a napkin one evening by our political lords and masters).

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          shelling-out says:

          Sir William – she doesn’t have to rough it earning a couple of mill a year doing corporate litigation.

          She’s probably earning a lot more than that now.

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      Cyco Billy says:

      Ho what Sir Wills. Did you catch her riding your best turkey around the farmyard while dressed as the Xmas fairy? Do tell more — it must have been worth a good quid pro quo.

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  58. 193
    The Dirty Rat says:

    Didn’t Idi Amin, that well known entertainer proclaim himself king of Scotland? Are they related?

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    Anonymous says:

    Why do you keep going on about “her SPAD” when she doesn’t have one?

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    Arthur says:

    THE EVOLVING LEGAL REGIME ON UNAUTHORIZED WORK BY MIGRANTS IN BRITAIN.

    Section 21 of the 2006 Act has also introduced a new offense of knowingly employing a person without authorization. Formally, the element of knowledge distinguishes the new offense from that in section 8 of the 1996 Act. As we have seen, however, under section 8, employer knowledge vitiated the defense that they had checked and copied documents evidencing an entitlement to work. The more significant change with the new offense is therefore the possibility of imposing a prison sentence, which possibility is additional to the same fines as before.

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  61. 206

    […] Guido Fawkes has a number of posts on the topic, and is pressing hard […]

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        Bardirect says:

        The offence under Section 8 (1) of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 does not allow a defence once the fact of employing a subject to immigration control who either has not been granted leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom or is subject to a condition precluding him from taking up the employment UNLESS the Defendant can prove the documentary evidence exception which required the document to be within certain limited categories which have to be copied and retained.

        The legislation is of course Conservative legislation – which Labour were perfectly happy with.

        What Labour did was change the categories of documents retwice, in 2004 and 2008, required and increased the penalties.

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          Bardirect says:

          From Hansard 11 Feb 2004 Columns1104/5

          “Baroness Scotland of Asthal: My Lords, as I said, we shall shortly be revising the secondary legislation supporting Section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996. As your Lordships know, that legislation deals with employers and the prevention of illegal working. It will strengthen the kinds of documentation that employers are required to check to comply with Section 8. This will make it easier for the Immigration Service to identify and prosecute non-compliant employers.”

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          Papasmurf says:

          Education is a wonderful thing… being able to tease out the evidence and knowing where to find it.

          Game set and match to the bloggers.

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          genghiz the kahn says:

          How on earth can she get out of this?

          Temporary mental incapacity, blame pressure of work, PMT Prime Mentalist Tantrums.

          Line up a few disgruntled employers who have made the same mistake, paid the fines and ask them if they feel that she is lucky in some way.

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  62. 207
    Gordon Brown says:

    what an ugly cυnt. who’d employ that?

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  63. 211
    Peter Hitchens says:

    I rarely visit this blog having in the past suffered abuse from some of your more childish posters (you know who you are)
    however ,this vile campaign against a very decent woman makes me foam at the mouth with rage.
    This lady ( In every sense of the word) has done no more than give gainful employment to a woman from a bankrupt nation governed by a fat imbecile.
    Peter Hitchens

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      Trough Mixture says:

      Peter. Forgive my lack of eloquence – I am an humble basher of tin and aware that I do not write with style or panache.

      It seems to me that any decency about the woman was more than cancelled out the moment she took a seat at the worst PM in history’s cabinet table.

      This underlined by her failure to protect Aspergers sufferer Gary McKinnon.

      Your last sentence is bollocks of the sweatiest kind. In providing this employment she appears to have breached the requirements of law which she herself manipulated into statute. Whether she did so in a ladylike fashion or not has no bearing on the matter in hand.

      If you wish to leap to a defence, could I suggest that you do so on behalf of your country and it’s fast disappearing democracy.

      Troughy.

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      Foggy Albion says:

      “…employment to a woman from a bankrupt nation governed by a fat imbecile”.

      Are you saying her maid was actually British?

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    (optional) says:

    She’ll get away with it. They all do.

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      I hate New Labour says:

      Can’t argue with that.

      I detest the socialist scum with every fibre of my being.

      The sooner they are banished to the dustbin of history the better.

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    bustop says:

    Just read about the thieving scum owing tens of thousands for food and drink in House of Commons, more than 70 MPs have owed more than £500 each for more than six months. It never ends!

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    Obama is a twat says:

    Has anyone mentioned racism yet? If not can I do it please? I think you’re all having a go at her because she is black.

    OK bollocks over. What documentation did she look at exactly? If she didn’t look at it very carefully I’d never want her as a barrister defending me in a case. Fucking useless.

    Every time I apply for a job I have to produce evidence of my right to live here (I was fucking born here and spent 12 years serving my Country in the forces) yet any fucking Tom Dick or Abdul can turn up here get a fucking NI number at get a job either as a Government Chauffeur, Government cleaner, Government security guard or dogsbody to some over promoted female Lord..

    Fucking Labour, fucking Hunts, piss off back to fucking Scotland you Hunts and take one eye with you.

    Yer Baroness fucking Scotland. I’m fucking fed up of fucking Scotland. Piss off you bastards.

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      Jimmy says:

      “Has anyone mentioned racism yet?”

      Most of the tories so far yes.

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      AnonymousSource says:

      “…………….What documentation did she look at exactly? ”

      Presumably a passport and/or visa suitably annotated with right to work;NI number.

      According to other reports I’ve seen – the woman had actually been issued witha NI number when she entered the country in 2003 as a student.She apparently was refused right to stay at the end of her course and was given 6 months to leave but didn’t and also retained the issued NI number. Is it too much to ask that the DWP would have marked the NI number as withdrawn etc. Stupid question really I know but it bears asking!! and I won’t even ask why she wasn’t located after her 6 months student visa extension had expired

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        Australian says:

        It doesn’t matter what she claims to have looked at. If she didn’t keep copies she is toast.

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          Bardirect says:

          if it was a temporary number or with certain suffix letters they are specifically listed as not within the scope of the documenation requirements and never had been.

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        Call me Infidel says:

        National Insurance numbers are meaningless. There are millions of bogus NI numbers out there and there are millions more genuine numbers than there are actual workers. I suspect they are glad for any revenue and that’s why they don’t withdraw the numbers.

        As for finding her once her visa had expired. Needles and haystacks springs to mind. Nevertheless her passport would have to have a visa showing she was entitled to work. So either the cleaner has forged docs or Scotchland is a liar.

        Either way Scotchland has to pay a civil penalty. If she doesn’t then there are thousands of lorry drivers who will launch appeals against civil penalties they have been forced to pay when caught with illegals in their trucks.

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        Obama is a twat says:

        But an NI number is not enough. If you apply for a job even born here you still have to show other evidence like British Passport or Birth Certificate.

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          Agent 99 says:

          My daughter born and bred here has just got a saturday job. They were absolutly adamant she could not so much as lift a finger until she had presented her passport and they had inspected it and taken the details. My daughter tells me it was also photocopied and some other checks were done but she is not sure what they were precisely. She also had to take it in the day before she started work not actually on the day.

          Funny how the little people know the rules yet the one who invented it and sits on top of the festering pile of shit does not.

          Hang the Labour bitch high!

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  67. 228
    The King of Tonga says:

    Fuck off Hitchens
    If I ever see you down the pub I will kick your fucking head in you c unt

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  68. 235
    Rock Solid says:

    I employed a cannibal once, as a nanny.

    I asked her how the children were and she said, ‘Delicious.’

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  69. 236
    Steve Expat says:

    O/T, Jana Bennett ordered to stand down as director of BBC Worldwide over conflict of interest – her husband is a director of a company paid 3/4 of a million by them last year. She remains as director of vision fon the main BBC board, whatever the fuck that means

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/6155642/Moast-pwoerful-woman-at-BBC-forced-to-stand-down-from-commercial-arm-to-avoid-conflict-of-interest.html

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    Tony43east says:

    No mention of this on the front page of the BBC Website this morning until the vote of confidence from No 10 statement and the “I’m sure everything is in order” titbit from Vazman

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    Article 38 says:

    OT, but this is interesting…

    Dizzy has found a link to Purnell-Harman-Miliband leadership plot:

    http://dizzythinks.net/2009/09/what-was-harmans-role-in-junes-failed.html

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  72. 246
    Anonymous says:

    Strange, the Torygraph story http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/6202306/Immigration-officials-to-investigate-Attorney-General-Baroness-Scotland-over-housekeeper.html says Scotland was paying NI in respect of the illegal. Was this a full-time gig? To clean one house? Expenses, much?

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  73. 249

    I wouldn’t be surprised if documents appeared in the near future that cleared Baroness Scotland.

    After all, it is the Labour Party!

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  74. 253
    Trough Mixture says:

    It’s usually about 1800hrs when they chuck the towel in – certainly was with Hughes and the window dressing. Just in time for Jon Snow if she does.

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    Bardirect says:

    It should be remembered that the Attorney General is the senior law officer and chief prosecuter. The CPS and DPP are subservient to the AG who has the right to intervene in any prosecution – even a private prosecution – to stop it.

    That is why she must resign. She cannot be both prosecutor and potential Defendant, or a Defendant who might intervene to stop any prosecution.

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      Bardirect says:

      Prosecutor

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      DisgustedOfMitcham2 says:

      No, that’s why she’s not going to resign: staying in the job means she has a cast-iron way of making sure she doesn’t get prosecuted.

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      Great Granddad says:

      Whether she stands down is of little consequence. If she does not get prosecuted and get fined the full ten thousand pounds, then, ipso facto, the relevant law has been annulled, since any future prosecution would be impossible. If the person who made the law is immune, then we all are.

      Anarchy is not something that we should fear might manifest itself in the future. The moment that a decision is made not to prosecute in this case, anarchy has arrived. This is not a slippery slope, but a precipice. I desperately hope to see a very early prosecution.

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    fucdifino says:

    She had better not go anywhere near Tonga

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    Stronghold Barricades says:

    A couple of things I now don’t understand:

    The Daily Mail broke this story, why didn’t they report the baroness to the authorities?

    Why weren’t the authorities aware of the allegations in the Daily mail before this letter? Because if it is a civil matter it isn’t like having to tell the police a crime has been committed is it?

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    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    The next question is who will replace her. Personally I’d bring back Blears, the stunted little moron. She was a local government lawyers, wasn’t she, so she’ll know all about it.

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      Agent 99 says:

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Anyone one but the demented ginger chipmunk.

      (Has she repaired her wheels yet by the way?)

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  79. 286
    pete-s says:

    The special rule CPS (Can’t Prosecute Socialists) will be invoked as usual.

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      Cassandra King says:

      After a long (non)investigation where (no)evidence is thoroughly looked at, the CPS will decide(after a phonecall from No10)that there is no evidence(all shredded) and no case to answer.

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      genghiz the kahn says:

      Can’t Prosecute Scumbags.

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    It could have been worse says:

    I am just glad that Baroness Scotland chose the law as a career rather than working Boeing

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      Cassandra King says:

      Vermin like her could no more make a proper living and create wealth than Brown could wake up one morning and start telling the truth, thats why they are enacting laws to force private industry to employ retarded imbeciles based on their sex/skin colour/party connections/religion.

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      • 369
        Jim Beam says:

        To Cassandra King.Once again you speak such wisdom and common sense. Your point about employing people not based on ability but on gender /race etc completely sums up what is wrong with the fascist scum of ZanuLiebour. You are a true lady of our nation. Will you marry me?

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          Cassandra King says:

          Already spoken for I am afraid, thanks for the vote of confidence though, you have made me a very happy bunny although you should know I am ugly, in fact I was so ugly as a child that my mum had to tie a pork chop around my neck so the dog would play with me, so ugly that when I was delivered into the world the midwife slapped my mother not me!

          If the ball and chain should accidentally fall under a bus while coming home from the pub for some unknown reason or is found floating in the Thames with a frying pan sticking in his back I will let you know(after the insurance claim of course)!

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    Cassandra King says:

    All the petty new laws enacted by newlabour, all the massive fines and restrictive legislation, all the choking red tape and the thousands of jobsworth new stasi enforcers employed by the state, a new East German police state where any old thug can smash down your door as long as the thug is state approved.
    All of this was ONLY meant for the little people, only the little people should obey the law, the new elite are above the law, they are somehow better than the common ordinary person.
    We now enjoy a two tier legal system like the old days where feudal barons lorded it over the peasants and the peasants had to lick it up or else!
    Meet the newlabour boss, same as the old boss!

    She will get off Scot free of course, she is one of the untouchable elite who have the right connections, not for the likes of her is English common law, they are above that, the new elite live by their own law and its called?

    Fuck you, you smelly peasants should fuck off back to your hovels, dont you know who I am? I have connections! I am friends with the chief constable and ill have your job, is it cos I am black?

    The new socialist twin track one law for them and another for us, how long before they get their own ‘Zil lanes’?

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      > how long before they get their own ‘Zil lanes’?

      The Olympics in 2012. Lanes are to be closed for Dignitaries.

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    • 336
      The Political Class says:

      “Meet the newlabour boss, same as the old boss!”

      No the new boss is far far worse, at least the old boss in some cases got punished ie Archer, Aitken. This lot get way “scot” Free ( no pun intended) This is the most shamefull and disgracefull political class in living memory.

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  82. 290
    Anonymous says:

    You really believe any thing is going to happen, thats a fuckin good laugh!

    Remember Uddin? still waiting. Remember,MP’s expenses? Still waiting!

    These politicians are so corrupt its all institutionalised corruption as history will show, and as centuries ago all politicians were and are corrupt!

    So don’t hold your breath!

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  83. 297
    This is not an aspirational handle says:

    The Baroness can easily take the hit of a fine of £10,000, but her particular difficulty is that afterwards she could no longer participate in the Privy Council. Notwithstanding the tripe about her being Dame of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order, Her Majesty would be within reason not to be amused by the continued presence there of a law-breaker who happens to be the government’s face of the law. The ignominy of being ordered to boot herself off would be far worse for her, and for him who appointed her — the notorious snot-gobbler. (Presumably Her Majesty remains in ignorance about that unamusing peccadillo of her first minister).

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    • 300
      Jimmy says:

      It’s a civil penalty (if that). A parking ticket of sorts. Get a grip.

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      • 313

        It’s not just civil, under Section 8(1) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1996 its a criminal offence.

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      • 323
        Cassandra King says:

        Ooooh so thats alright then eh? No harm no foul, lessons learned lets move on eh?

        Yeah it was only an honest mistake that anyone could make. The lower orders just dont realise that the high flying elite cannot be expected to check everthing can they?
        Never underestimate the two faced crookedness of the newlabour elite.

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        • 329
          Jimmy says:

          Who said that? If she doesn’t have the document, she has to pay. Not exactly watergate is it.

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        • 352
          Agent 99 says:

          somehow I just have a feeling that had it been a Tory minister and top of the pile your comments would be slightly different and your post 5 times longer.

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  84. 303
    Blair's Paid Ego Parrot says:

    I complained to the BBC a while ago about them reporting lawbreaking by Labourites as ‘rule’ braking. In their reply they said they meant ‘law rules’. Very strange. Never underestimate the power of BBC editing. If the BBC don’t report it,it didn’t happen.

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    • 317
      Anonymous says:

      They are totally in the labour party pocket. It’s going to be tough to view it in the more intense reporting surrounding the election – assuming The Gorgon doesn’t cancel it because of the credit crunch which started in america etc.

      The BBC needs privatising. Anyone who wants to watch Labour propaganda – yes without adverts – would then be free to do so out of thie own pocket.

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  85. 305
    Dr Carnivore says:

    In the photo published by the Telegraph, Baroness ‘Scotty’ Scotland seems to have more than a passing resemblance to Mr Choo who owns our local Chinese takeaway, in a bad wig.

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  86. 312
    Laney says:

    Why has that black man breasts???

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  87. 314
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m showing courage by dithering on this. Tory cuts. No more boom and bust.

    It is the right thing to do for hard working families. Started in America.

    I’m going to hide now… will triumphantly return, via youtube, when all this has blown over. Mandy promised.

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  88. 315
    Watt Tyler says:

    GUIDO: Top marks for the coverage of this issue today. It’s been replicated over on the Enemies of the People website with appropriate reference to this site.

    Thanks.

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  89. 316
    Bardirect says:

    C4News don’t appear to be covering it – is it already subjudice?

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  90. 318

    […] is an update to this article***. Thanks again to Guido Fawkes for his splendid investigative […]

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  91. 328
    Horatio Bottomley says:

    Looks like “Wonga for Tonga”

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  92. 330
    UK Overpopulated for the available resources says:

    From Wiki:

    “Scotland was born in Dominica to Antiguan and Dominican parents, but her family moved to Walthamstow”

    Just like that! so how does that work then, UK Border Agency is just a continuation of the same old crap under a new name!

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  93. 332
    Good Lord! says:

    Nice photograph, why is she in facncy dress?

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  94. 334
    The Political Class says:

    Oh this is such a trifling matter, The Law is for the Little people and the sooner you understand that the better. Stuff and nonsense.

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  95. 335
    The Political Class says:

    This isnt just any old Law Breaking, this is Political Class Law Breaking and thats different in fact it doesnt count.

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  96. 339
    She will resign says:

    She will resign but it will drag out as they all do nowdays, she should be prosecuted but she wont as others have done far worse and escaped prosecution. It is a despicable state of affairs but sadly that is the reality. We are now ruled by a political class who are to all intents and purposes above the Law. A law which is practised by complient placemen with no backbone and with eyes on their next promotion under the patronage of this corrupt stinking body politic.

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  97. 340
    Dr Watson says:

    Jimmy = Dolly

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    • 342
      Jimmy says:

      Are we all not, in a very real sense, Dolly?

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      • 366
        I wuv George Bush and the Neo-cons says:

        Of course not. Draper smeared people by false accusations

        Dr Watson must have cast iron proof you are Dolly

        So must all the other spods who throw accusations of anyone they disagree with being Dolly. It’s not a smear thrown about by fuckwits oblivious to irony.
        s’obvious innit ?

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  98. 347
    Where is Whodini? says:

    Pull the udder one.

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  99. 359
    Patriotic says:

    Just so I,m clear in my mind about Mrs Scotland or whatever she calls herself.
    1) Is she the employer.
    2)Does she understand the particular act (statutory instrument).
    3)this act requires that an employer satisfy themselves as to the bone fide identity and status of the person they are employing.
    4)What must you do to establish the status of whom you are employing?
    5)Should you for example check with passport details,immigration authorities,visa status etc:.
    As a senior law officer I would expect that this would ABC stuff to such a person,if not what the hell is she doing in the job.
    Of course I may be completely wrong in what I have said so I am relying on you legal eagles out there to correct me.

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  100. 363
    terence patrick hewett says:

    It’s the same the whole world over,
    it’s the poor wot gets the blame,
    it’s the rich wot gets the pleasure,
    ain’t it all a bleedin’ shame.

    someone else can fill in the naughty bits.

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  101. 365
    Jonah Watch says:

    That is the thing about labour politicians they are just too thick a bit stupid:
    this one
    Jack boots Smith
    Haiin
    Laamy
    Jobsworth
    Ginger mnger
    prezza

    it is easy for the cleverer ones e.g. blier, broon, badger, the dark prince, millix2, blinky etc to boss them about…

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  102. 367
    Ilicipolero says:

    Maybe the err, good lady? Nah was “satisfying herself” instead of putting her time to better use making the appropriate checks

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  103. 370
    Fred Goodwin's Duck Palace says:

    It’s about time a Panorama or Dispatches producer realised that a great many of our MP’s and prominent public figures could be caught breaking the Law here while the public get prosecuted.

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  104. 371
    James says:

    Jeez – your boy is hardly playing a blinder on Newsnight. You should have gone on yourself…

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    • 374
      All ZuNuLiebor Sleaze floats to the top says:

      Jimmy/dolly – well a least a tad more honest than your man Vazeline® the slipperiest substance on the planet!

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  105. 372
    Not long till labour gone says:

    Very disappointed on how Chris Galley came across on Newsnight tonight.

    He should get someone else to represent the organisation who is a better speaking and can get some better points across.

    I fully support what he is trying to do but he needs another face in interviews to create more impact.

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  106. 373
    Anonymous says:

    I hear that Baroness Scotland really fancies herself which is a good job because nobody else would.

    I’ve seen better looking hippos.

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  107. 376
    Anonymous says:

    I am beginning to think the area inside the M25 is virtually a different country these days. Didn’t Gordon chide her “British jobs for the British?”

    If I had a warrant card I nick her…………….

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  108. 377
    John Lyon CB - There Follows A list Of My Achievements For This Year: says:

    .

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  109. 379
    Anonymous says:

    How the fuck does a committed lefty becomes a fucking Baroness for fuck sake. Hasn’t she heard of Class War! Fucking fuck me. Fucking Mao must be turning in his fucking grave.

    Fuckers

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  110. 383
    Spider says:

    Where has this story gone on the BBC? is doesn’t even get more than a tiny link on the politics page ffs!

    And sod whether she has copies of the documents. Did this fecking hoon report the illegal immigrant to the authorities for deportation or did she collude in helping her stay here illegally by keeping quiet?

    Prosecute now

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    • 387
      Brown Out Now says:

      On R4 Toady it was never mentioned until grudgingly atfer 8:10 and after a main piece on ‘Cuts’ they switched to ‘Toenails’ for a 10 sec comment on the matter!
      Well that’s alright then!
      The BBC have to go, they are not impartial!

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    • 390
      Not long till labour gone says:

      I noticed that had moved the story with the picture to a little link that was hard to find.

      Obviously the BiasedBBC thought a non-story about Jordon was more important….

      Stop paying the BBC propaganda machine licence!

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  111. 384
    Cynic says:

    Has her home been turned over yet searching for evidence? If not, why not?

    And why is one of the Law Officers (for heaven’s sake) still in office while this is going on? As a minimum she should voluntarily step aside for a few weeks to allow the investigation to be completed.

    And where’s Gordon? Should he not be deciding on something that’s critical to the integrity of the prosecution system?

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  112. 388
    REEVO says:

    Lawmakers are not above the laws they make.

    The mistake is lawmakers, and others thinking they are.

    Its not pleasant finding you have inadvertently broken a law, but then there are so many laws it is inevitable.

    Lawmakers themselves should be the first to respect the Law, judicial ignorance of the law can be no defense

    Or be in contempt.

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  113. 392
    Airey Belvoir says:

    Galley was crap on Newsnight. Mumbling, shifty-sounding, failed to get over the key point that there is no defence of ignorance, he was swept away on a wave of Vaz oil. Best to keep him off the telly, Guido.

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  114. 397

    […] Sunlight Reports Baroness to UK Border Agency Is that Attorney General on the barbecue? Could well be as Cyclops is standing by her. Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)Dominican Born is new Attorney General for the UKMinister cleaner ’is illegal’ […]

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  115. 398
    Anonymous says:

    Is this the same UKBA who can’t be bothered to ensure their agents have official identification, so consequently turn a blind eye to them representing the UK around the world on the back of a Surrey County Council library card?

    Thereby allowing every detainee they have transported to foreign shores, the right to contest their “illegal” removal?

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