Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Tony Blair Shoots Hole in Home Office Defence on Beshenivsky Killer
Tony Blair just made a big error during PMQs, which may have a bearing on the Home Office's investigation into the shooting of the woman police officer in Bradford, Sharon Beshenivsky. During PMQs he said that under the 2002 Asylum Act the Government put into law that any convict receiving a sentence for longer than two years would then be rendered ineligible for asylum. How does he square that with the Somali Mustaf Jamm who had a four year sentence but was not deported because Somalia was considered too dangerous for him? I hope my colleagues in the lobby will take that one a little further!