Did anyone hear about the man who stitched his mouth shut to avoid being sent back to Iraq? This treatment of rejected asylum seekers is horrific. Clearly people who beat themselves unconscious and stab themselves in the stomach (same article) have a reason to be afraid of being deported.
I think this is appalling. Ian Duncan Smith is right to say that failed asylum seekers should be allowed to work, the whole process is a shambles. When Laura and I saw Nick Clegg speak last week, he had similar views on this issue.
Another glorious New Labour legacy.