This idea that the State, the all encompassing government, can aid and help us in these complex moments of life? That they’ve got the power, the will and even the ability, to solve difficult things?
A “completely unacceptable” UK Border Agency backlog of more than 16,000 applications from migrants for permission to stay in Britain, some of them dating back almost a decade, has been uncovered by the chief inspector of borders and immigration.
John Vine says the backlog includes 14,000 people who are married to British citizens but whose appeals were put on hold while UKBA sorted out a policy to deal with them. The chief inspector says this marriage backlog was rising at the rate of 700 a month when he carried out his inspection last September.
He also raises “particular concern” over an extra 2,100 cases of temporary migrants in Britain who have not even had an initial decision on their applications to extend their stay in the country.
Vine says the files in these “complex” cases, which go back to 2003, were discovered in boxes that had been transferred last March from a UKBA unit in Croydon to their offices in Sheffield where they had not been dealt with at the time of the inspection.
They’re not actually capable of getting a bureaucrat to read a file. Something which should be about as difficult as persuading a pig to rootle in the mud. I mean, this is what they are for, this is what bureaucrats do. Read files.
So the argument in favour of letting these fuckwits run our health care system, education system, economy, is what?