Tuesday, 17 August 2010
A Quick Gloat
Following on from the recent leaks showing that Ken Clarke has identified £2bn in cuts at the Ministry of Justice, 22% of the department's £9bn budget and equivalent to the whole prison's budget, the Daily Flail appears to have received inside information about the targeting of some of those cuts. This has lead to a gloating article highlighting the fact that £90m of these cuts will be in the legal aid for asylum cases. This of course will make it much harder for refugees to pursue their regularly eroded rights under UK law but much easier for the state to summarily remove them, killing two birds with one stone - cutting the budget and immigration at one fell swoop, and making the readers of the Flail very happy reactionary bunnies.