Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Dizzy Thinks In A Spin: Are Many Home Office Flights Deportations?

Dizzy thinks he's caught the Home Office gadding about on lots of unnecessary flights. Looking in Hansard. But not thinking things through. I suspect that many of these flights will relate to returning over-stayers and failed asylum seekers and criminals. Including, perhaps surprisingly, a certain proportion of the domestic flights.

For fairly obvious reasons deportation and criminal repatriation flights are generally direct flights. Heathrow is the main hub for the nation. If you want to deport someone to Nairobi from Manchester, without a 12 hour wait in Dubai, you stick them on a plane to Heathrow first.

I expect Dizzy will now check this suggestion out.

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