The Curmudgeon


Friday, April 22, 2011

Stitched Up

As a member of the Action Board, Lieutenant Scheisskopf was one of the judges who would weigh the merits of the case against Clevinger as presented by the prosecutor. Lieutenant Scheisskopf was also the prosecutor. Clevinger had an officer defending him. The officer defending him was Lieutenant Scheisskopf.
Joseph Heller, Catch-22

In its eagerness to appease the all-important Daily Mail core vote, Daveybloke's Cuddly Coalition has made common cause with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad concerning the deportation of Iranian asylum seekers. Six men who came here last year have been on hunger strike for more than two weeks, and four of them have further demonstrated their fanatical Muslimity by sewing their lips together with fishing wire. This is unlikely to move the UK Border Agency, which almost certainly takes a dim view of self-inflicted scars. One of the hunger strikers has what he claims are souvenirs from twelve days of razor-slashings across the back and arms, but the UK Border Agency has no truck with such stigmata, which can be acquired with relative ease for the malicious purpose of putting hard-working British families out of a job.

The UK Border Agency answers to the Home Office, which is dedicated to kicking people out of the country. The UK Border Agency considers each case on whatever the Home Office sees as its merits. Each asylum customer receives a designated UK Border Agency "caseowner" and access to free legal advice. The legal adviser is appointed by the Home Office.


  • At 9:37 pm , Anonymous Madame X said...

    Forget irony, there's no such thing as satire anymore.

  • At 10:19 pm , Blogger Philip said...

    Forget satire; there's no such thing as reality any more.


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