Government law chief, Shameless Scotland, has been fined £5,000 over employing an illegal immigrant, according to Sky News. Macavity Brown is keeping his head down on the latest embarrassment. Do him a favour luv and quit.
It's not looking good for the darling of the New Labour luvvies. Hattie will have to come out fighting the corner for the sisterhood. Bunkered Brown will have to crawl out of the corner sometime.
With Brown's attorney-general in his crosshairs, Guido had reported the UK Border Agency (UKBA) has already served up Shamed Scotland a 'notice of potential liability'. BBC News is on the case.
Now Sky News reports the government's chief legal adviser has been fined £5,000 for breaking employments laws.
Deciding what to do when a scandal blows up in their face is always difficult in New Labour Cronyland.
One law for the masses and one rule for the ruling elite, makes a mockery of meritocracy. But even Blair managed to move Mandy in the Hinduja "cash for passports" scandal.
There are reports that a replacement for Scotland is already being lined up in a cabinet mini-reshuffle, so why wait? Close it down. Move on.
Crime and Punishment and the ruling class. Dostoyevski would have something to say about that.
Blinkered Brown had earlier expressed his "full confidence" in the unelected minister. But how can his attorney general continue to enjoy the confidence of the prime minister and keep her high office with a £5,000 fine on her record?
The heat was on the top law officer after the Mail caught her out employing an illegal immigrant as her housekeeper, which flies in the face of the 2007 UK Borders Act.
The very law which the then home office minister helped push through parliament has been her undoing. Sunday Times revelations over Scotland's £170,000 second homes scam didn't help.
Hiding behind a smokescreen, Shameless Scotland insists she did not knowingly employ an illegal immigrant. But ignorance is no defence in the eyes of this rotten law. Even the UKBA's leaflet warns: “Not knowing is no excuse”. (right)
The Orange Party believes this shady charade stinks to high heaven. Brown's attorney-general has broken the law, been fined and should be sacked.
Shamed and shameless Scotland could do Macavity Brown a big favour and quit now to save him more embarrassment. And save the country from the sickening sight of Billy-no-mates Brown squirming around in no-man's land.
Do the decent thing if only to save the poor soul's skin. Leave the struggling Supreme Leader to 'get on with the job', aimlessly strutting around, trying to save the world.
UPDATE 1.49pm Brown has bottled out sacking Shameless Scotland. Wrong call.
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