FactCheck: Are foreign criminals being booted out faster than ever?
After Theresa May’s catgate, you would think MP’s might tread more carefully on the thorny issue of immigration. Less than a month ago Ms May was complaining that all too often foreign criminals are allowed to stay in the UK – and for the most ludicrous reasons. Yet today, immigration minister Damian Green said the government is removing foreign criminals quicker than ever. So what’s it to be – are they staying or going?
FactCheck: Who benefits from 50% ‘discounted’ jail terms?
The claim “It is true that we are thinking of putting up the reduction to a half. It makes an enormous difference to costs, police time and the involvement of unnecessary preparations for trial if everybody leaves guilty pleas to the last possible moment.” Ken Clarke, Justice Secretary, House of Commons debate, May 17, 2011
UKIP Manifesto 2010: expelling foreign criminals
UKIP Manifesto gets it wrong on the claim that the UK can’t expel foreign criminals from the another EU country.