UK Uses Privates Jets To Secreatly Deport Nigerians And Moroccans Asylum Seekers

Britain Also Used A 265-seat plane to take just 25 Nigerians home

Foreign criminals and failed asylum seekers are being flown home at vast expense on half-empty private jets
Foreign criminals and failed asylum seekers are being flown home at vast expense on half-empty private jets.One special flight costing around £250,000 carried a lone Moroccan deportee.

Further ‘con air’ examples include the use of an entire airliner to return 11 Afghan illegals to Kabul and a 265-seat plane taking just 25 Nigerians home.

In the 18 months to June, the Home Office has spent £14million on the chartered planes. Scheduled flights for immigrants who agree to be deported are thought to have cost £30million more.

The figures obtained under freedom of information laws – follow the revelation that a £3,000 Hummer stretch limousine was used to ferry refugees from Heathrow to their new home in Manchester.

At least 54 private jets were used to carry 2,892 deportees an average of 53 per plane. The cost per passenger of nearly £5,000 would cover a first-class air ticket half way around the world.

The revelations prompted Keith Vaz, the Labour chairman of the Commons home affairs committee, to demand answers from immigration minister James Brokenshire.

He said: ‘These are astonishing figures for a Government department that is facing huge cuts.

‘A half-empty flight is a waste of money and shows a woeful lack of competence and organisation.Ministers really need to get a grip.’

Jonathan Isaby, of the TaxPayers’ Alliance pressure group, said: ‘Taxpayers will be astounded that when we’re trying to make savings, mandarins are spending huge sums on half-empty flights.

‘There have to be better ways to transport illegal immigrants home, be that using commercial flights or asking foreign governments to improve their immigration systems to accept more individuals in one batch.’

Ministers are desperate to try to increase the number of illegal immigrants they deport because borders have become a top concern for voters.

Each specially chartered plane is estimated to cost around £250,000 meaning the bill is at least £13.5million. Destinations include Afghanistan, Pakistan, Jamaica, Nigeria and Albania.

In many cases there are fears that the deportees could turn disruptive once it becomes clear they are being booted out of the UK. Ministers also argue that they have to use chartered flights because of a lack of scheduled services.

The secret deportation flights, which do not show up on departure boards, often carry two or three immigration and security officers for each passenger in case of trouble in the air.

Ministers insist chartered jets are cost effective at a time when the Home Office is being asked make cuts of up to 40 per cent.

At least 54 private jets were used to carry 2,892 deportees – an average of 53 per plane
Cyber-terrorist Younes Tsouli was the deportee on the one-man flight to Morocco this spring. The 32-year-old once described as Al Qaeda’s most influential cyber-terrorist was jailed for 16 years in 2007.

He was finally put on a plane after failing in a bid to avoid deportation from the UK on human rights grounds.

Last year 38,767 people were removed from the UK or departed voluntarily after the initiation of removal. A Home Office spokesman said: ‘Those with no right to be in the UK should return home.

‘We expect and will help people to leave the country voluntarily. Where they do not, we will seek to enforce their departure.

‘When returning people, we always consider the availability of scheduled aircraft routes, the cost of maintaining their detention, and the individual circumstances of each case.

‘Charter flights are used to return illegal immigrants to destinations which have a limited number of scheduled flights or where scheduled flights have an insufficient capacity to meet demand.In general, they are used to remove those with a history of non-compliance or who pose a risk to the public.

‘We have legislated to make it harder for people to lodge spurious appeals and will go further in our new Immigration Bill.’

Last October, a National Audit Office report revealed the £1billion-a-year failure by successive governments to police Britain’s borders and deport even the most dangerous foreign criminals.

It revealed that the Home Office had lost track of 760 of the 4,200 foreign criminals who had been freed back on to our streets by the end of March 2014 pending their removal.

The annual cost to the taxpayer of each foreign criminal is £70,000 between £770million and £1.04billion a year.

Tory MP Philip Hollobone said: ‘Most people would be shocked at this. They would think that failed asylum seekers could be sent home cheaper. It seems we are gold-plating their returns.

‘Most of them didn’t arrive in Britain by plane so a journey home over land shouldn’t present too much hardship for them.’

Absurd: Pictured is a stretch limo which was used to ferry asylum seekers from London to Manchester, at a cost of £3,000

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Source: The Original Story was first published By Ian Drury UK Home Affairs Correspondent For The Daily Mail

4 Responses to UK Uses Privates Jets To Secreatly Deport Nigerians And Moroccans Asylum Seekers

  1. Camelo October 16, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    At least these Africans can say they got to use a private jet in their life cause I am sure not a lot of us can say that

  2. Marry October 16, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    I was on the subway the other day and there was no one who could speak English.All of the people around me were foreigners.I think very soon our official language will change

  3. Akwanu October 16, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    I wonder why Nigerians go to UK, That place is awful and expensive, no one is nice people are thieves all they want to do is to take advantage of you.I am surely better of in Abuja

  4. Abdul October 16, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    I was in the UK last year and believe me when I say I am never going back, its not because I don’t like the place, its because of the weather.That place is uninhabitable I have no idea how people survive there.I was depressed the whole time I was there.But it helped me improve my English


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