IN a sane world we would now be free to deport illegal migrants to Rwanda, deterring others from clambering into lethal inflatables.
Sadly we don’t live in that world.
And so will ANY meaningful attempt to stop the Channel crossings by 40,000-plus migrants a year, which many in the Labour Party barely consider an inconvenience, let alone a scandal.
We have railed often against left-wing lawyers abusing our courts to thwart the elected Tory Government they detest. Here is a prime example.
But, make no mistake, those Tories are the last chance to stop thousands with no legitimate asylum claim from strolling into Britain to start a new life.
Rishi Sunak is dead right to focus on it.
A sick joke
IN one of the best gags of 2022 a spokesman for the NHS called it “one of the most efficient health services in the world”.
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This was its defence over hiring upwards of 20 “directors of lived experience” — non-jobs at up to £115,000 a year, easily enough for three nurses.
And we now know another £100,000 is being blown lecturing doctors on how to correctly address pregnant trans men. Training includes “pronoun alerts”.
How that must rankle with nurses and 999 crews on strike over pay.
The NHS is in meltdown.
With few ambulances working, you’ll need a cab to get from the GP surgery to A&E tomorrow unless you’re dying.
Seven million patients are on waiting lists. It takes weeks just to see your GP.
Yet the health service, forever pleading poverty, has staggering sums spare to hire “lived experience” time-wasters — and to ask our columnist Clemmie Moodie’s 74-year-old, pot-bellied, ex-rugby playing dad if he is pregnant.
The profligacy is way beyond a joke.
IF NHS waste wasn’t bad enough, the DWP is paying the £600 winter fuel allowance to pensioners it KNOWS are dead.
Officials wrote to one astonished woman, sympathising over her dad’s death but informing her he would still get his bung.
They now admit he is far from the only one — and blame a loophole over how payments are calculated.
Here’s an idea: Close it. Britain’s skint.