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Monday, 17 December 2012

Border Agency fines Bradford Businesses

The Telegraph and Argus (T&A) this evening reported that five Bradford-based businesses have been fined a total of £28,750 for employing illegal immigrants following 70 raids and 69 arrests led by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) over the past twelve months. Six firms operating in Bradford were named by the paper, so if you object to illegal immigration, think twice about giving your custom to the following:
  • Steak Out Grill House, Sticker Lane, Bradford
  • Ahmed Halal Meat, Lilycroft Road
  • Chicking, Manningham Lane
  • Dhoom Design, White Abbey Road
  • Kash Takeaway, Leeds Road
  • Awadh Restaurant, Manchester Road
These were just some of the 26 businesses ‘with a combined total of £181,250 in fines outstanding for North East, Yorkshire and Humberside.’ The T&A reporter Delores Cowburn noted that a number of these firms approached by the paper provided no comment or claimed to be unaware of the fines. For some reason, not all of those working here illegally have been deported. The UKBA has provided no explanation for this failure. As for the identities of the men arrested, only two Pakistani men aged 18 and 50 who were working at the Steak Out Grill House were mentioned in the article. Given the names of the businesses concerned, it would seem logical to conclude that the bulk if not all of those arrested shared this national provenance.

Coming as this does just a few days after the startling figures relating to the last decade’s immigrant-fuelled population explosion in England, it illustrates that there is also a significant parallel problem with illegal immigration, with considerable numbers being trafficked into the country by members of resident ethnic minority ‘communities’. If you have reasonable suspicions that a business is employing illegal immigrants call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit the UKBA website at

1 comment:

  1. You won't get much help from the UKBA, as the chief Exec is rob Whiteman, who is Common Purpose.

    They've deleted the quote from the old council website that he used to work for and posted it on, but here is what he said.

    "I like Common Purpose's Collab process, which brings together a diverse group of organisations into networks. This particular evaluation report relates to using the approach to improve the safety and wellbeing of children, young people and their families; and in my view, this approach would lend itself well to building local alignment for community budgets. Common Purpose has also developed a broader approach to local partnership platforms."

    This was the original link, but they've deleted it and removed it from Googlecache.

    PS Whiteman's predecessor was also Common Purpose, Lin Homer. She was in charge of Birmingham City council when they had the voter fiasco and the judge described it has a banana republic. It was at that point they promoted her to UKBA. She's now been promoted again, she is in charge of HMRC.


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