An Iraqi asylum seeker has been jailed after taking two driving theory tests for other people in blatant disregard for the safety of roads users.
A first offence? Well, no:
Baker had a conviction at Warwick Crown Court in 2009 for a similar fraud.
A recent asylum seeker then? Well, no:
Tom Ledden, mitigating, said Baker had been in this country for ten years after seeking asylum, but his application had still not been decided.Mr Ledden claimed the dishonesty came out of “woefully misplaced kindness” and “very foolish charity, rather than any sinister motivation”.
When it comes to ‘woefully misplaced kindness’ and ‘very foolish charity’, I think the British Government can beat Mr Baker’s efforts hands down. Any other country would have kicked him out long ago.