I had to go to Hatfield last month for a meeting at Barclay's Bank in connection with a business awards programme. Not been to the town centre for over 35 years. What a shock. Opposite the bank there were a couple of eastern European stores selling cheap beer and in the centre of the pedestrian walkway opposite the bank were 50+ pissed eastern Europeans. Some were passed out on the benches.
According to staff at the bank its been like this for years - they are a nuisance (begging and swearing) but are not violent so the police don't bother them. The town centre is dead. The bank is trying to move.
These people have no jobs, sleep rough and need help. Why not deport them back to their homelands?
Nice idea but one that has been blocked by courts in the UK.From the BBC:
Campaigners brought the case on behalf of three men facing removal.
The government said it was disappointed by the ruling - which applies to people from the EU and European economic area - but would not be appealing.
The Public Interest Law Unit (PILU) at Lambeth Law Centre, which took out the judicial review, said the decision would affect hundreds of people.
It said the Home Office had been carrying out "regular raids" on locations where officials believed they would find European nationals who could be deported.
In her judgement the judge, Mrs Justice Lang, also said the Home Office was wrong to have used the raids as a chance to verify whether the rough sleepers were abusing their right to reside in another European nation.
PILU said the High Court had shown itself willing to protect the rights of a vulnerable group of workers
, adding: "Homelessness cannot humanely be dealt with by detaining or forcibly removing homeless people."
Read the full article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42354864
I think coming here to work is fine. Coming here to claim benefits, beg thieve, sleep rough and get pissed in the street is not on ..
My pump-action drivel gun is smoking hot today!