Foreign criminals have been awarded compensation of £500,000 for being kept in custody beyond their release date.
The prisoners were held while the Government considered whether to deport them.
Under our system you can\’t be held in gaol without a court having approved a reason for you being there. You\’ve been sentenced, you\’re on remand, a judge or a magistrate has to sign off on your being there.
We do not have a system (unlike many other places) where you rot in gaol while a bureaucrat tries to make up their mind. Yes, this applies to Johnny Foreigner as it does to us indigenes. As it rightly should.
Only one change I would make to this though: the money should come from those bureaucrats who made the error in the first place.