An interesting ‘expose’ in The Times today.
Staff in Jobcentres have been told that they have a duty to issue an NI number even if they realise that the applicant has forged documents and no legal right to work, official papers seen by The Times reveal. The paper comments:
“The disclosure will cause another headache for John Reid, the Home Secretary, because it highlights yet another area of the immigration system that officials described yesterday as “not fit for purpose”.
Ed: Like many other people out there, I’m starting to wonder what the point is of having any rules and regulations governing life in our society, as they are only vigorously enforced against the generally law-abiding, - e.g. speeding, poll tax etc - and broadly ignored where other groups are concerned – ASBO’s, immigration and much much more.
There are 10,000 cases a week of cars with stolen plates driving away from petrol stations without paying after filling their tanks. Car cloning is a particular problem in London, where drivers with stolen plates can avoid £50 penalties for not paying the congestion charge.
Finally today, have you read about the postman who drove 35 miles to dump his mail because he could not read the addresses on the envelopes. Not being able to read does not apparently bar one from a job at Royal Mail.