The forum is replete with posters who harbour strong feelings about the EU, immigration and a whole host of related issues and who are not afraid to air them! Those who would wish their view to be heard in an official capacity, have been given an opportunity to have their voice heard. This country is to enact into domestic law, an EU Directive which calls for sanctions against employers who employ illegal immigrants. As with all EU Directives, the EU leaves it to member states to adopt the form and method it will use to enforce the polices set out by the institutions of the EU. The House of Lords EU Law and Institutions Committee (sub Committee E) are calling for evidence from the public to be submitted to them by 1 October 2007 on just what form such sanctions should take. These are public consultations. Just what sanctions would you like to see imposed upon a defaulting employer employing illegals? Would you like to see written undertakings by them not to be naughty in the future if they are caught? Would you like to see an enforcement mechanism which imposes a fine on defaulting employers which are met from the Company's profit-margin and tax-deductible? Would you like to see a more draconian system of holding employers liable in their personal capacity for a breach of the criminal law? What enforcement mechanism would you like to see and so on and so on. You do not need to be any kind of an expert to respond to such consultations. Such public consultations on EU matters are common I do them all the time! You do not need to have any particular expertise or be the brain of Britain, but if you want to respond on the link shown, you just have to follow the rules and say something practical and sensible. For the serial complainers on message boards, now is the opportunity for you to say something sensible and perhaps influence the law. Good luck.