North Thanet's MP, Roger Gale, has this evening returned to his call for immigrants convicted of indictable offences to be immediately deported to their country of origin.
The MP, speaking in his constituency following the conviction and sentencing of immigrants for murder and associated offences, first raised this issue in the Commons during the second reading of the United Kingdom Borders Bill on 5th February.
"I said in the House that I believed that those who come to this Country seeking asylum or work and who then abuse the hospitality of Britain by committing imprisonable crimes should be returned to their country of origin, irrespective of its human rights status, immediately upon conviction " says the MP.
"I see no reason why the UK taxpayer should be required to foot bills of many hundreds of thousands of pounds or why our overcrowded prisons should accommodate those who have come to this country, been accepted in good faith and have then so grossly abused the hospitality and the succour that they have been offered. I do not believe that those that I was elected to represent find this situation remotely proper and I think that it is necessary for the government and the official opposition to address this issue during the passage of the Borders Bill through the House."