Thursday, 6 May 2010

Some good news

Bita Ghaedi, one of the four people the government was sending back to Iran, in the knowledge that this would likely lead to them being killed by the Iranian government or their family, has been given at least a temporary reprieve.

They will now have a hearing on 21 July, although they will be detained in the infamous Yarl's Wood until then.

I cannot understand how anyone can claim with a straight face that we have a good asylum system when it takes a combination of a volcanic eruption and both the UK and European courts to save someone's life.