Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Cover ups

Does anyone else think that something is going seriously wrong at the Immigration Service?

First we have the "lie in unison" memo, and indeed their whole treatment of Ahmed Zaoui. And now we discover that they covered up a case where an employee demanded sex in exchange for residency, treating it as "an employment matter" rather than referring it to police.

Any corruption in the public service is unacceptable, but this is a particularly noxious form. The man responsible should have been facing criminal charges as well as dismissal.