In a letter from prison seen by The Independent, Mr Beaksantia said he has been left a “broken man” by the deportation order. He said: “What I did was a stupid crime, which I regret and I am serving my punishment. But I’ve been brought up English, educated English and paid my tax and national insurance. So what part of me isn’t English?”
The part that allows us to ship you back to Thailand, of course! We have enough indigenous petty thieves, we’ve no need to import them…
But while he recognises and apologises for his crimes, he and his family say he is facing a further punishment out of all proportion to his misdeeds as part of the Government’s efforts to crackdown on foreign criminals by imposing a new “deport first, appeal later” regime on lawbreakers from abroad. As a result, the young father is on suicide watch in jail and described by his partner as “dying inside” as he contemplates being put on a plane to country he does not know.
Well, I guess that ‘stupid crime’ looks a lot more stupid now, eh..?
But what’s with these constant stories in the left-wing press? And why can’t they seem to find a genuine case, one not down to the deportee’s own criminal activity?
Aren’t there any?