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UK: Lesbian asylum seeker due to be deported to Gambia this evening

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  1. Disgusting, depraved and outrageous – But what else can you expect from our rancid and vile government as they dismantle everything that makes us “Great” – including the protecting of the vulnerable.

    This woman faces “corrective” rape, imprisonment, torture and death and all they can do is snivel about the taxpayer?

    Well, as a taxpayer I would sooner protect these men and women and stop waging pointless wars, stop giving millionaires tax breaks they don’t need, stop pandering to religious morons and a dozen other things I could think of.

    Saving lives is what makes us Great, saving pennies is not.

  2. Bastards. Hateful bastards.

  3. This is one of the saddest reflections of reality for many asylum seekers. If the statistics included in the newest PN post UKBA defense by Labour MP Chris Bryant are accurate estimates.

    It is a shameful example of bureaucratic
    bumbling and lunacy if they initially determine only 2% of LGBT asylum seeker claims are legitimate vs 98% refused on first review.

    To further make the assertion “My experience thus far is that I have not known a decision [to] go in the wrong direction in the end.” when we have read here of the examples of the atrocities and the demise of recorded deportee’s. I question not only the credibility of the statistics but the competence and consciences of the officials who allegedly have repeatedly made competent decisions… yet sent people back to a death sentence. SHAMEFUL!

    Hopefully I will soon read this deportation has been halted!

  4. essexgirlbecky 3 Jul 2013, 4:11pm

    Home Office country of origin information on The Gambia can be found online at

    If the Home Office claims it does not deport people back to countries where they are at risk of homophobic persecution, they are clearly reading their own guidance.

    And if the role of shadow immigrationminister is about holding the Home Office to account on the way it formulates and implement UK immigration policy, he is clearly is not up to the job.

    “My experience thus far is that I have not known a decision [to] go in the wrong direction in the end.”

    Really? So Jackie Nanyonjo was just a figment of our imagination then? Grayling, you’re a disgrace.

    1. essexgirlbecky 3 Jul 2013, 4:12pm

      Oops – spot the deliberate typo! ‘Not’ should be inserted in the second sentence.

  5. Spanner1960 5 Jul 2013, 11:19am

    One less.
    Eventually people might start to realise this country is no longer the dumping ground for the world’s waifs and strays.

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