|| Excuse me... Are you British?
||Oct. 1st, 2004 10:03 am|
In London tube and rail stations immigration officials are stopping tube passengers speaking non-European languages and asking them to proving their right to British residence.
Have they even *tried* to argue that they're not just being racist and really do clamp down on all illegal residents, including all the English-speaking Australian, NZ, US, Canadian etc ones?
Well, that'll do London's tourism industry no end of good...
Least the tourists will probably have passports on them. I'd have no way of proving I have a right to live here if I got randomly asked, what do they do in that case? Drag 'em down the police station until someone produces papers for the poor sod?
Not that they'll ask me anyway, just because I speak (a version of) English and don't look *spit* "foreign"