Earned Citizenship

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:31 pm on 20th February 2008.

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Photo of Gwyn Prosser Gwyn Prosser Labour, Dover 12:31 pm, 20th February 2008

I am able to give a broad welcome to the Home Secretary's statement. I certainly acknowledge the dramatic difference that the new border controls have had in constituencies such as mine. However, firmness must always be balanced with fairness. Does my right hon. Friend agree that in many of the cases that we deal with, whether they be immigration cases or difficult asylum cases, it is enormously important that we balance firmness with compassion? Will she ensure that her Ministers consider such matters, so that we do not undermine all the good work that is going on at the surface?

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Colin D Gibbs
Posted on 25 Feb 2008 1:29 pm (Report this annotation)

Fairness he says. What to illegal thugs who have NO compunction against using unwarranted violence against our border guards and others. How do you treat "fairly" a potentially violent illegal entrant. Could we assume a similar stance to the French and Americans? I think not, all the while we have these ineffectuals in government!!