No Vacancies

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The home secretary, John Reid, today admitted that the beleaguered immigration directorate was “not fit for purpose” – and warned that people are likely to be sacked over the foreign prisoners’ fiasco.
Making his first appearance in front of the home affairs select committee since he took over the reins from Charles Clarke in this month’s reshuffle, Dr Reid admitted his department was failing to deliver as he refused to rule out the dismissal of immigration officials in light of a “tidal wave” of scandals.

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Militant secularisation

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Lady Warsi is to warn of what she calls the “militant secularisation” of society and propose Christianity is given a central role in public life when she leads a high-level government delegation on an official visit to the pope.

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