Papers! Papers! 2


A letter to the Editor of the Daily Telegraph:

Sir – My son’s school has just asked for a copy of each pupil’s passport. Apparently, as a Tier 4 visa sponsor, it is required to take “reasonable steps” to ensure that every child has the right to be in Britain.

This, despite assurances by Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, in a letter to concerned organisations earlier this year, that he had “no plans to require schools to conduct nationality checks on their pupils”.

Employers, doctors and now teachers: is our nation of shopkeepers being turned into an army of border guards?

Richard Williams
Brighton, East Sussex