Not defending the hopeless May, but she wasn't Home Sec in 2008, that was the even more useless Jacqui Smith. Truth is, we've had a succession of useless Home Secs since Michael Howard left the job.
May ought to catch criticism though, for the point made elsewhere on this thread, of cutting the number of police in the early "austerity" years, and stopping Bill Bratten becoming Head of the Met. There's a bloke who understands and believes in community policing and would've made a difference.
Fully concur with the above.
The Civil War between the Sri Lankan Government Forces and the Tamil Tigers ended in May 2009. From that point on the Sri Lankan Government hunted down members and supporters of the Tamil Tigers and meted out severe punishments, causing thousands to flee to the sanctuary of the UK.
Coincidentally ex PMTM became Home Secretary in May 2010 when the abuse of the Immigration system was at its peak. She had 6 years to do something about it, she didn't, and by then it was too late anyway because the Sri Lankans were already here.
Along with 10,000 + Albanians who blagged their right to remain in the UK claiming to be from Kosovo, having bought their false ID documents at the staging Post in Macedonia.
Edit: Apologies for the Thread Drift
Number of fake asylum applications from Albanians claiming to be from Kosovo - a Freedom of Information request to UK Border Agency
Please provide information on the number of applications ,the UKBA and its forerunners, have discovered to have been made using deception from Albanians claiming to have been from Kosovo and who were actually from Albania. (Figures From 2007 to 2012) Of those it was confirmed obtained asylum...