Immigration minister Mark Harper has resigned from the government after it emerged his cleaner did not have permission to work in the UK.
"I am extremely sorry to lose him from the Home Office but I am confident that he will be able to bring his considerable talents to government as a minister again in future."
So no £10,000 fine then. ( http://blogs.channel4.com/factcheck/factcheck-immigration-bill-reduce-illegal-immigrants/16004 )
Various people who I suspect are on first terms with Mark Harper are going on about how decent he is. He was behind the 'Go Home' vans.
Spare me the praise for Harper's honour. Think instead about his cleaner, who will be deported without anyone mentioning her better nature.
if an immigration minister didn't know how will landlords, hospitals, surgeries, teachers... As per #ImmigrationBill £10k fine?
ByeBye Mark Harper, tough isn't it - checking someone's immigration status? #stoptheimmigrationbill
The exchange of letters between Harper and Cameron suggests he has in fact 'broken the law' and is liable for a civil penalty. More soon...
Employing a person is no reason to resign. Ruining lives and destroying families for political gain, now that's a much better reason.
I'd like to thank Mark Harper for demonstrating that requirement to check pple's immigration status is just unworkable. #stopImmigrationBill