Is it me, or is this government falling apart at the seams? In what could be interpreted as a huge snub to John Reid Tony Blair has appointed Foreign Office Minister, Lord Triesman, as special envoy with responsibility for increasing the number of migrants refused entry to the UK who are returned to their home countries. David Davis has jumped on this by saying:
"Perhaps the Prime Minister hopes the Foreign Office Minister will prove more vigorous and successful than the beleaguered and progressively more incompetent Home Office ones."
Shadow Immigration Minister, Damian Green, added:
"This is another admission of failure by the Home Office. Despite John Reid's tough talk, the lack of proper controls at our borders means that far too many people think it is worth taking the risk of trying to enter Britain illegally, and then claim asylum when it is not justified. The sheer numbers mean we now need a Special Envoy from outside the Home Office to deal with other Governments."
Is this what they mean by joined up government?