Thursday, April 29, 2010

Break For The Border

Ramsgate reader Ron writes:

Given Mrs Duffy's perfectly reasonable inquiry of Gordon Brown yesterday about immigration for which she was called a bigot, I thought your readers would like to hear of an incident that happened down the port the other week.

Several illegals were running across the lorry park and even the east European and Turkish lorry drivers were blaring their horns in an attempt to attract the attention of the UK Border Agency. It seemed they either weren't there or were having a cup of tea or were off chasing VAT receipts or whatever they do these days. The illegals just ran away into the town.

How Gordon Brown can tell us that our borders are secure is beyond me having witnessed this.


Well, thanks Ron. I suspect that Ramsgate was always a bit of a 'soft option'. After all, Ian Fleming's supervillain Auric Goldfinger used Ramsgate for his comings and goings, leading James Bond to describe it as 'a quiet little port' with 'customs and police who were probably only on the look-out for brandy from France.' Plus ca change!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

This must be good news for the businessmen of Thanet, more cheap labour.

As an aside I think that Gordon's language was very moderated, unlike you ECR or any Fleet street hack who would have let fly with more than a few f...ing old bag.

Anonymous said...

Poor old Mrs Duffer. She probably is bigoted in her views - many older people are. And if she succumbs to the "pressure" to tell all and rake in loads of dosh, won't that say even more about her?

What is even more stomach-churning is the irrational media frenzy over this. What a crap, non-story.

Anonymous said...

Anon 8.40, your statement that many older people are bigoted in their views is a bit sweeping. After all 75% of TDC councillors must be over 60. Would be MP Roger Gale is 67 and will be 72 by the end of the next parliament. And thats the life expendancy for males in Thanet.

Anonymous said...

anon again!
Poor Gordon Brown! Now I have had time to think, apres shock, I have decided that this whole thing was a set-up. Poor Mrs Duffy, apres shock bigot, and old. I'm over 60 and don't feel old. Put it this way, I feel younger than Gordon Brown looked tonite.

Ex: Customs said...

UKBA these days, no customs presence on controls anymore. UKBA carryout customs anti-smuggling and immigration controls which is not how it should be done as both jobs require different competencies and in depth training but I'm afraid were used as political pawns and the whole thing was strung together by people who don't understand how border controls work.

The Rock said...

If the bigot row was a set up you would have to admire the organisation that can not only plant a bigoted long time Labour supporter in Mr. Brown's path but also work his lips and vocal cords when he returned to the privacy of his own car. Furthermore, what true leader always seeks to blame his own staff. Best laugh of the campaign so far until the secure borders bit last night. If he believes that maybe Gordon should pop down to Ramsgate or Cliftonville!

Anonymous said...

And to opine that many older people are bigoted, is not bigoted in itself?

How perfectly thick!

Peter Checksfield said...

I actually quite enjoyed the debate last night, but then again I always do enjoy seeing a pair of tits & an arse.

Anonymous said...

Have you been looking in those 3 mirrors in your bedroom again peter?

Richard Eastcliff said...

Actually I thought that was quite witty from Pedro!

Anonymous said...

I heard, down the pub, that Peter has 'witty' tatooed on his penis.
When he becomes aroused, so I'm told, it reads 'wy'.
Wy not, I say.

Anonymous said...

I heard a very different story that he has the word 'log' tattooed there but that when he presses his ardour it becomes 'lanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch'.