Tiny town,tiny takeaway yet 80% illegal workers

Posted: October 20, 2010 in British jobs for British workers

Apparently 1 in 10 public sector workers will lose jobs in the biggest cuts since the war which will mean 500,000 people will be joining the long unemployed queue which is in the millions as it is. These millions aren’t all people who don’t want to work the majority have lost their jobs for whatever reason and just cannot find another job because there are only a few job vacancies about. The situation is made worse by 2.4 million foreigners in employment in this country.

So the last thing this country needs is illegal workers too.

I’ve stopped reporting on illegal workers caught, unless there’s a blatant taking the mickey from some business owner, because there are so many UKBA reports of illegals caught – but look at this case

IlieLlanfairfechan, a small seaside resort town in Conwy, North Wales, promoted as the coastal gateway to the Snowdonia National Park.

On Thursay 14th October in a UKBA raid four Bangladeshi immigration offenders were arrested at the Cinnamon Takeaway, 10 Station Road. There were five employees present so 80% were illegally working.

A 28-year-old man was found to have entered the UK illegally, while two men aged 30 and 31 had stayed in the country illegally after their visas expired. A 26-year-old was working in breach of his visa conditions.

All four men were arrested and taken to St Asaph police station for further questioning.

IlieThree remain in detention whilst steps are taken to remove them from the country.

The 31-year-old has been released on immigration bail and must report regularly to a local police station although who’s to say he’s not going to scarper and work illegally somewhere else.

Cinnamon was issued with the usual civil penalty notice for employing illegal workers, £40,000 for four workers but is this small business in a small town really going to pay this?

If this case is anything to go by when you consider the thousands upon thousands of restaurants, cafes and takeaways there are in this country this must equate to tens of thousands of illegal workers out there denying the unemployed work.

It would be in the interests of this country to treble the amount of UKBA officers, which would help reduce the unemployment figures in itself, to root out illegal workers to free up jobs.

The ToffTory/LibDims should make all offending businesses take on unemployed people as apprentices rather than giving them a fine which they will be unlikely or able to pay. Unfortunately the government is too shortsighted to bring in such ground breaking legislation.

Anyway

A Polish lorry driver has been jailed for only 5 years after pleading guilty to drug smuggling or as I see it ‘dealing in death’.

Canterbury Crown Court heard that Marcin Domanski was stopped by UKBA officers at the freight controls at Dover on 6 May 2010. After officers had questioned Domanski they searched the Polish-registered lorry he was driving and found a large quantity of drugs hidden in the lorry’s two spare tyres beneath the trailer.

The drugs consisted of 100 kgs of cannabis resin, 12 kgs of herbal cannabis, 4.4 kgs of amphetamine and 201 grams of cocaine with a combined estimated street value of £373,500.

Five years doesn’t seem much of a deterrent against drug smuggling when you consider how much death, crime and violence is caused by drug taking which the ever decreasing in size police force has to deal with.

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