What does it take for a Home Office Minister to resign ?
The BBC reports that
Foreign criminals escape removal
In a ministerial statement, Mr Clarke said: "To the best of my knowledge, between February 1999 and March 2006, 1,023 foreign national criminals who should have been considered for deportation or removal, completed their prison sentences and were released without any consideration of deportation or removal action.
He said the failure was "deeply regrettable" and conceded that people will be angered by the oversight.
Anger ? After such an admission of utter incompetence ?
The Secretary of State for the Home Department Charles Clarke should resign
If he manages to weasel his way out of resignation, then Tony McNulty Minster of State for Immigration and Citizenship or Hazel Blears Minister of State for Crime, Security and Communities should resign, as they should be directly accountable for this massive failure in the systems which they are in charge of.
How can anyone have any confidence or trust in these people ?