From the Irish Times (print edition) I bring you the following tragic case. First of all it’s tragic for us, the beleaguered Irish taxpayers, as we’re going to be funding another lawyers’ feeding frenzy. But it’s also sad for the asylum seeker involved, as I’ll explain shortly.
This particular cultural enricher is challenging the Irish Government, claiming that their Direct Provision and Dispersal policies are repugnant to the repugnant European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR), that damned body of law which is being used to subvert European society, usually by people who find the self same human rights provisions, well, repugnant to them.
Except when they can use them against us.
Direct Provision means that the taxpayer picks up the full tab for all accommodation, meals, health and education expenses, (and of course legal costs) while giving the asylum tourist a modest cash supplement of about €30 a week. (They’re ‘tourists’ because they must have come thorough several other countries before eventually arriving here). Now this is anathema to huge numbers of these tourists because what they want is to get full living costs in cash – about €500 per week.
The Dispersal provision entitles the Government to send the tourists to a location where’s there’s free, taxpayer funded accommodation available. As distinct from the tourist’s location of choice.
This particular cultural enricher doesn’t like the facilities in his Longford accommodation. The poor guy points out that it’s of ‘poor quality’, has ‘no educational or recreational facilities’, the food is ‘inedible’ and there was ‘no security’ there. He has spent some time in the town with ‘others of the same ethnicity and faith as himself’ (now I wonder what that could be?) and seemed to have much preferred that to the accommodation centre.
Which in turn begs the question, if he’s so keen on those of ‘the same ethnicity and faith as himself’, why doesn’t he fuck off back to where he came from? Anyway, an expensive legal circus has now been set in train, funded by us mugs.
But to my mind there’s one startling omission from his long list of complaints, namely, having to live in Longford, the Town Of The Living Dead. Escapees from that town have related its horrors in hushed tones. Now any reasonable person would admit that being forced to live there constitutes cruel and unusual punishment of the most grievous kind. Yet, no mention of that in the lawsuit.
I wonder why. And I think we should be told.