"No short review can do this wise and witty book any justice." -- David Ashton, Right Now!
"slow-burn Molotov cocktail on immigration . . . the most serious indictment yet published" -- Frank Field MP, The Sunday Times, 17 October 2004
'A fascinating insiders account, which reveals how bad ideas with harmful human consequences can flourish amidst obsessive official secrecy. -- David G. Green, Director, CIVITAS: The Institute for the Study of Civil Society
'An outspoken account of life in the front line . . . which lifts the lid on the chaos in the Home Office.' -- Sir Andrew Green, Chairman, MigrationwatchUK
From the Author
When I blew the whistle on the multiple failures in Managed Migration within the Home Office, I expected a scandal to emerge, though not to the extent that it did. Several scandals fell out of the inept cover-up, and the damage spread through the whole of immigration policy to work permits and asylum, to Europe and anti-terrorism.
With no strong feelings one way or the other about immigration, it was only after I was suspended that I looked at the research and was astounded to find there was no case at all for the unprecedented mass net inward migration Britain is now experiencing. This is the biggest scandal of all.
The truth is that the entire Immigration & Nationality Directorate Managed Migration, Work Permits and the Immigration Service: none of it is doing its job. The whole of the immigration and asylum system we are saddled with in Britain today is unacceptable not just in practice but also in principle.
Always acting within the terms of the Public Interest Disclosure Act, I have no connection with any political party and I made no money from the Sunday Times. Yet the Home Office denied that the Whistle-blowers Act applied in my case and from the outset moved to dismiss me, showing the Act not to be worth the paper it is written on.
This is my own story, an attempt to present the wider truth, and revelation of why the Government has completely failed to address the problems I so clearly highlighted and has opted instead for a cover-up.