8 Illegal Immigrants Working In Barracks

#1
This beggars belief! Makes you wonder how many more illigals are working elsewhere with access to who knows what! :evil:
I hope the tw@ who hired them gets the boot but can he be prosecuted?

http://www.modoracle.com/news

Eight illegal immigrants were arrested yesterday — working in the kitchens of the Grenadier Guards close to Buckingham Palace.

In a major breach of security, seven Nigerians and one Ghanaian were picked up at Wellington Barracks, central London.

The eight, who had been given access passes, now face deportation.

Ministry of Defence Police and UK Borders Agency (UKBA) officials swooped after sealing off the massive military compound — regarded as a prime terrorist target.

Their operation caused havoc to the Scots Guards’ preparations for the Changing of the Guard.

One source said: “The MoD police and civvies from the Borders Agency went straight to the kitchens of the NAAFI where they held these people. The Changing of the Guard preparations were disrupted by vanloads of police and immigration officials leading them away.

“They all had passes to enter the barracks and, if they were illegal, couldn’t have been vetted properly.

“It beggars belief illegal immigrants could be working in such a place given the security implications.”

The eight worked for outside catering firm Sodexo.

A UKBA spokesman said they were arrested on suspicion of illegal entry and illegal working after their documents were checked.

They were held at Charing Cross police station and were expected to be moved to a Home Office detention centre prior to deportation.
One Home Office source said: “This operation highlights how illegals could be working anywhere.”

The raid follows a security scare at the barracks last week when a Bulgarian, newly arrived in Britain, broke in looking for a place to sleep.

Police released him after questioning.
 
#2
And you are fcuking surprised?
 
#3
No,Not really.Nothing this wet excuse for a gov & their 'contrctors' (nudge,nudge,wink wink) suprises me anymore.Just makes me angry.
 
#4
Are there any in the Cabinet, I wonder
 
#5
So will we dropping the Sodexho account, then as they are an obvious security problemm?????
 
#7
There are some quite tough penalties for employing illegal workers. Unlimited Fines & up to two years in Prison.

Hope the Sodexho Directors are hit very hard indeed & an example made of them.

It's an absolute disgrace.
 
#8
From that Independent report quoted above:
"A vast hidden army of illegal immigrants ensures that each day thousands of offices and homes are cleaned, streets are swept and drinks are served in Britain's pubs and clubs."
I'm sure that this vast army also operates the Immigration Services and staffs the security function at our major London airports. I always look to see whether the percentage of English men and women in these posts has risen or fallen when I transit; I'm always depressed as it hovers around 1%. Still, I'm sure that they're all essentially loyal to Queen and Country.

Interestingly, This isn't the case at either of the Belfast airports, where there's not a burqa in sight. The staffs' loyalty there to Queen and Country is likewise assured, no doubt.
 
#9
MSI64 said:
So will we dropping the Sodexho account, then as they are an obvious security problemm?????
Nope I think not however we will continue to award them more contracts. For instance like these:

http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/D...cesSetToBenefitFromChildcareVoucherScheme.htm

http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2008/01/10/318289/sodexho-wins-major-mod-contract.html

http://uk.sodexo.com/uken/media-centre/2007/defence.asp


http://uk.sodexo.com/uken/media-centre/2006/payasyoudine.asp

Some interesting info on Sodexho here:
http://archive.corporatewatch.org/profiles/sodexho/sodexho2.htm

I am on the outrage bus. Fcuking scandalous!
 
#11
If they have been arrested and told they will be deported, I expect they will all be back at work on Monday then.
 
#12
Cryptotermes said:
:!: 'illegal immigrants' and 'PAYD' on the same thread :!:

8O meltdown 8O :D
Good innit :twisted:
 
#13
How the hell does this go on?? The company I work for holds recruitment interview days where those that have applied for jobs come into the office with all supporting documentation, passports, visas etc. whilst they are doing the basic numeracy and literacy tests, all paperwork is scanned on a special machine that actually detects counterfeit paperwork. Now we are a small company, so if we can afford this, surely a company the size of Sodexo can easily afford it too. It's easy to use and works well, we had 88 candidates last month, 6 of which got carted off by the City of London's finest.
 
#14
They may not have the keys to the armoury but that wouldn't stop them bringing in something nasty, be it explosives or something to add to the food. You could effectively bring down an entire regiment with something as simple as sh!t in the food.

A bit like what sodexo do anyway.
 
#15
saintstone said:
How the hell does this go on?? The company I work for holds recruitment interview days where those that have applied for jobs come into the office with all supporting documentation, passports, visas etc. whilst they are doing the basic numeracy and literacy tests, all paperwork is scanned on a special machine that actually detects counterfeit paperwork. Now we are a small company, so if we can afford this, surely a company the size of Sodexo can easily afford it too. It's easy to use and works well, we had 88 candidates last month, 6 of which got carted off by the City of London's finest.
Nearly all of the job interviews I have attended have recently have asked for my Photo ID & NI Number,Nearly all of the recruitment companies I've registered have asked for valid passport &/or long Birth Certificate & all the job apps I've filled in have asked am I allowed to work in the UK.
 
#16
There are dedicated gangs out there who do the app forms for illegals. They tick all the right boxes for them and provide ID's and NI numbers. All for a fee of course.
 
#17
spike7451 said:
saintstone said:
How the hell does this go on?? The company I work for holds recruitment interview days where those that have applied for jobs come into the office with all supporting documentation, passports, visas etc. whilst they are doing the basic numeracy and literacy tests, all paperwork is scanned on a special machine that actually detects counterfeit paperwork. Now we are a small company, so if we can afford this, surely a company the size of Sodexo can easily afford it too. It's easy to use and works well, we had 88 candidates last month, 6 of which got carted off by the City of London's finest.
Nearly all of the job interviews I have attended have recently have asked for my Photo ID & NI Number,Nearly all of the recruitment companies I've registered have asked for valid passport &/or long Birth Certificate & all the job apps I've filled in have asked am I allowed to work in the UK.
Are you telling me that these days you have to provide an ID card before you can have a job? I thought the ZaNuLabour gestapo cards were not issued yet?
 
#18
T-M, I joined a national pub company in 1998, CV supplied with all details, after 4 yrs of working for them, I had to prove that I had the right to work in the UK. My CV consisted of birthplace, Nat Ins no and my military service too. These days, you need to prove everything, one little thing wrong can mean no job, look at the fiasco with all the illegals working with SIA licences last year, it took 9 months for mine to come through due to the inane set up that is the SIA, yet these guys got theirs and WERE THEN vetted.
 
#19
Not sure why anyone is so surprised at this story. Same things being going on for years.

Anyone here remember Chicken George that lived at Fort George? He was the barber signed over from QM to QM for God knows how many units. Noone knew how long he had been in the barracks but he was accepted as he was cheap as chips, did a good job and was always there.

He died in the early 90's in the barracks (in the room that he had lived in for many years) of a heart attack. I'm damn sure he was an illegal (pakistani or indian, not sure which). We certainly had hassle trying to work out what we were supposed to do with his body.

I wonder if there any other "anomalies" hidden away and still kicking around our barracks?
 
#20
Have to admit it all goes to remind me why I have no intention of ever living in the UK again.

Is there any real reason you need to "prove" anything to such an extent, or is it part of ZaNuLabour's plan to force people to buy their own identity from the government at great expense?

Same with the checkout staff at super markets demanding ID. How long before the ZaNuLabour Gestapo card is the only acceptable thing? Pass lots of legislation to make life as difficult as possible for anyone who does not want to buy the card.
 

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