Jacqui Smith has announced in a Commons statement that a least 6,653 (possibly 11,100) illegal immigrants are working security jobs in the UK. Shadow home secretary David Davis said: "Last month we were told that there were 5,000 illegal foreign workers in the security industry. Then it was 10,000. Now it's up to 11,000."
Jacqui is trying to slope the blame onto individual employers saying they should have checked that the people they were employing were eligible to work in the UK. What a load of rubbish! If I were an employer and someone presented me with a licence from the Security Industry Authority (SIA), I would assume that they had been cleared to work in the UK. To suggest anything else is just ludicrous.
Incompetence is not the word. If every Minister who should resign, was to resign, then Gordon Brown would be very lonely at cabinet meetings.