A reader sent in this link from the Irish Independent. Worth a read.
It's not that I have anything against human rights, you understand, but when you get to a situation where the rules are being bent so badly that an illegal immigrant claims [sucessfully] the fact that he has a cat gives him the right to stay in the country, you know you've gone down some strange and terrible rabbit hole where nothing makes sense any more.
But, in fairness to the Brits, they have reacted to mounting criticism of the abuse of the system by cracking down and cracking down hard.
Indeed, the most recent example of this tough justice came only last Friday with the news that 88-year-old Lydia Werrit is to be deported back to her native Zimbabwe because she has outstayed her visa.
Werrit had her farm occupied by some of Mugabe's people and she fled the country in terror, but now immigration officials have decided that she "faces no immediate danger" and is to be sent back to her home country. It all seems incredibly unfair, but there is a bright side -- at least the illegal Bolivian immigrant still has his cat to play with at the taxpayers' expense.