09 August 2007
600+ Iraqis and their families could be eligible for asylum in Britain
It is now emerging that at least 600 Iraqi collaborators could be eligible for settlement in Britain, if the rules were to be relaxed. Each one would be allowed to bring his family along, and Iraq being the third world type of place that it is, what that amounts to is a lot of people.
Even if the government restricted it to what we think of as family - and that is a big if - then we could still be looking at around 2,000 people.
How, pray, is the government going to get them out without tipping off the Iraqis that a full withdrawal is looming?