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"The Americans keep telling us how successful their system is. Then they remind us not to stray too far from our hotel at night." - An un-named EU trade representative quoted during international trade talks in Denver, Colorado, 1997.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

The end of child detention...

... in the UK at least.

One of the biggest worries when the Coalition government announced they would end the detention of children, was how policies would be developed to provide alternatives.

So, Damien Green must be trying to rival Liam Byrne and Phil Woolas, neither of whom were known for their respect of any kind of human rights during their tenures of the post, with this latest piece of crowd pleasing policy: send the children back to Afghanistan instead. AKA the worst idea I have heard in ages.

Children, that us. Unaccompanied minors are those that travel ALONE, without their parents. And now they'll be sent home. To a place where they are alone. Oh, and Daily Mail readers (not that any of you will be found here, but you never know) it's costing £4milllion.

I doubt we'll be hearing the cry of "Kabul prisons for British children..."


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