Tweeting arrests of ‘illegal immigrants’ is a new low for the Home Office

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Advertisment: Vans bearing signs asking illegal immigrants to text the government are being driven around LondonFrom The Guardian:

Yesterday, the official Home Office Twitter account topped its recent behaviour by broadcasting to the world a running total of how many immigration offenders they had arrested. Sorry, that should besuspected immigration offenders – a fact the Home Office seemed to forget some of the time.

Whatever your views on immigration, you will concede that being arrested must be a humiliating and terrifying experience. The last thing you would want, during such a low point, is for the state to be live-tweeting photographs of your misery, especially in such a distasteful and triumphalist manner. All that is missing is the giant foam hand with “another one bites the dust” printed on it.

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