…and have you made your minds up about your order?

So you are an illegal immigrant, working without any legal authorisation, in London. You have submitted forged documentation to your employer; and you know that you are liable to deportation at any time if discovered. You work in an up-market Burger operation, and there are lots of your co-workers in the same situation. But somebody smells a large rat, the company decides to co-operate with the Home Office, because if they don’t, they face heavy fines for each individual ‘illegal’. So the company decides to call everyone together for a staff meeting at 09.30, to discuss the ‘dangers of cooking burgers rare or underdone’; but instead of food, they are met by squads of Immigration staff who arrest the ones with false documentation.

But the best bits are the comments from some of those arrested, these comments being reported by, where else but the Guardian. Quotations listed include:

  • There were 20 of us there, all from Byron. At the beginning, I couldn’t believe what was happening. But then, when I realised they were going to deport us, I felt so bad,” the chef said. “They were destroying everything I have done. I worked hard, I paid taxes and Byron did this to us. It is immoral. They were happy to employ me for years doing really hard work that no British person would do.”
  • “Everything had been arranged for that day. It feels like a total breach of confidence by the bosses,” said another kitchen staff member.
  • The waiter who witnessed the interviews at her branch said: “It was a fake meeting to entrap these guys who work 50+ hours a week without complaint. Two of the guys who were arrested were paid minimum wage.
  • “I was so appalled that the area manager, directors and all those at head office would do this to these guys all to avoid a fine. They were fed to the lions.”
  • Amelia Womack, the Green party’s deputy leader, said the “alleged act of underhand trickery from Byron is unforgivable”

Now this last from a politician, who presumably knows the Law of the Land, and, by living here, accepts that Laws are meant to be kept, and if you break the Law, you damn well get punished! But ‘illegals’ are ‘special’ and ‘deserve our understanding’; and all the other liberal bullshit which is regularly spewed out by people who just want to invite everyone in, and damn the consequences.

6 comments for “…and have you made your minds up about your order?

  1. Mudplugger
    July 29, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    If we accept the statements from Byron and the Borders Agency that Byron had fulfilled the requirements to check documentary eligibility to work in the UK, but that all these illicit employees had presented fake or counterfeit paperwork, then the sooner they are all uplifted out of the country the better, with whatever parasitic kith and kin accompanies them.

    The fact that they should never have got into the UK remains the key challenge for the government, but with renewed (or probably just ‘new’) vigour and rigour post the Brexit vote.

    If you can’t control your borders, you’ve no control over what happens within them. The first responsibility of any government is the defence of its borders, it’s about time they finally started doing it – it’s an island, for Christ’s sake, it’s not exactly difficult with a bloody great big salt-water moat around it.
    If land-locked Switzerland can manage it ……… but then they usually manage to get the trains running on time too.

    • July 29, 2016 at 8:22 pm

      Not disagreeing but these were at least working people. Compare to the jihadis on benefits, raping and murdering. Why are they not rounded up and deported?

      • Mudplugger
        July 30, 2016 at 9:25 am

        When faced with the challenge of eating an elephant, usually the best approach is to tackle it in slices: some slices are easier to acquire and digest than others.
        If you’re determined to finish the elephant sometime, then every slice eaten is a step along the way to the end of the task (or tusk).

      • July 31, 2016 at 7:46 am

        And in ‘working’, they were preventing other people – people with a legitimate right to be here – from working…

        • Mudplugger
          July 31, 2016 at 9:16 am

          And if they were indeed ‘working’, meaning also paying Income Tax and National Insurance, they must first have obtained legitimate NI Numbers – which raises the question of how those were obtained with their allegedly fake documentation.

          We may be forgiving of Byron, a mere employer, for being misled by such fakes, but it is inexcusable for the official state agencies to fall for it. If employers like Byron are ever prosecuted, then so should the senior managers of state agencies for issuing NI Numbers on fake documents – just a couple of those in jail would concentrate the minds wonderfully.

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