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Thursday, December 13, 2007
More Home Office Incompetence
So, what am I bid? 5,000? 10,000? Ok, 11,100 to the Home Secretary. Going... Going... Er, no actually, they're staying.
The Home Secretary came clean this morning and admitted that the Home Office's latest guess official estimate of the number of illegal immigrants working in the security sector is a whopping 11,100. Only a few hundred have been identified and had their accreditation withdrawn.
Is there any government statistic which the public will ever now believe? And why didn't Jacqui Smith disclose all this when she first knew about it in July?