Friday, February 15, 2008

Currying favour?

A strange twist to the immigration tale yesterday. It appears that in an effort to be seen to be tightening up on immigration criteria, our Government threatens Britain's favourite dish - curry.

In something of a fervour to qualify its "come one come all" policies, Labour tweaked its rules to ensure a steady flow of skilled craftsmen from Eastern Europe. However an unintended consequence has been to exclude many less skilled Bangladeshis, cutting off the supply of staff to our Indian restaurateurs.

At least we won't see a similar problem if ever "neeps and tatties" loom large on the national palate. Most of Brown's administration seem to be from North o' the Border.

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