Saturday, 19 September 2009

On Petards, and Hoisting

Baroness Scotland, the Attorney General, has received strong support from Gordon Brown following the revelation that she has been employing an illegal immigrant as a cleaner at her family home. He insists that critics should wait for the outcome of an investigation. Perhaps he is hoping that she, as the government’s chief legal adviser, will find a good loophole which will let her off the hook.

However Baroness Scotland herself is the person who steered through “draconian” legislation on this very issue, imposing harsh penalties on anyone who employs illegal immigrants. Somehow I find myself hoping that she did such a great job on that legislation that there can be no possibility of an escape clause. Wouldn’t that be appropriate?

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