Enough beating up on the Irish Government…

Channel 4 news are reporting today that the British Home Office failed to deport over 1000 ‘non-national’ prisoners once their prison sentences had been served.

The analysis to date, it would seem, has found that key information is missing or incomplete.

What is most interesting is the Home Secretary’s stance on the whole thing.

  • It is a systemic problem
  • The processes failed to scale with an increase in volume

Under pressure from John Snow on the 7pm news, there was strong resistance about threatening people or point the blame at people.

Not a nice situation, but the focus on the process and the need to improve the process and breakdown barriers was a refreshingly mature response from a politician.