Thursday, 6 August 2009

New sex hearing for Jamaican 'lesbian'

Nothing sensational to see here. Move along please. Just the decision of the Court of Appeal in the case of NR -v- Home Secretary. NR came to the UK from Jamaica in 1999, aged 14, and within no time at all was dealing heroin and crack. Some time early in the new millennium she was caught, and eventually tried and sentenced in 2005, aged around 20. She was ordered to be sent back to Jamaica once she'd finished her sentence. She appealed on the basis that she was a lesbian. The Immigration Tribunal said she was only a lesbian-of-convenience, and had manipulated a real lesbian whilst in prison. They disallowed her appeal. She appealed to the Court of Appeal, which has now ruled that the Immigration Tribunal erred on the grounds it disbelieved her lesbianism, and has ordered it to re-hear her case for her sexuality.

So when is a lesbian not a lesbian? The original tribunal said:-
The Appellant was just under 19 when the index offence was committed: see page 1 of the PSR. Until April 2008 she was in custody. Since then we accept she has been in some sort of relationship with Angela but we find she has not reciprocated Angela's passion and we conclude on the evidence before us that the Appellant's relationship with Angela is part and parcel of her campaign to be allowed to remain in the United Kingdom. We do not say the Appellant has not had homosexual relationships but we do say the evidence we have seen does not support her claim that her sexual identity is that of a lesbian.
Makes you feel almost sorry for Angela, doesn't it?

No doubt the new hearing will be studied carefully by any other female Jamaican crack dealers who fancy a permanent billet at the taxpayer's expense.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pray excuse my ignorance, but why does the matter of whether this drug-dealing scum is a lesbian or not have any bearing on the sentence?

Brian, follower of Deornoth.

Pat said...

If the young lady was so concerned to remain in the UK for whatever reason, she would have observed British Law- I daily observe laws with which I disagree, her failure to do so disqualifies her as a suitable person to live here.
We really need to change our Laws so that we really respect other nations- to have law that says (as in this case) that Jamaican law and practice is unacceptable- for a Jamaican- is extremely disrespectful of other nations.

DP111 said...

She appealed on the basis that she was a lesbian. The Immigration Tribunal said she was only a lesbian-of-convenience, and had manipulated a real lesbian whilst in prison. They disallowed her appeal.

This implies that if she was a genuine lesbian, she would be allowed to stay.

Idiocy run amuck.

JuliaM said...

"...and had manipulated a real lesbian whilst in prison."

Oh, you are going to get a ton of weird Google hits for that one... :)

Henry Crun said...

"No doubt the new hearing will be studied carefully by any other female Jamaican crack dealers..."

Especially the lesbian ones!








I'll get my coat.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't surprise me one jot. Nothing this crumbling edifice of a once great nation does these days suprises me!

Last one out, you know where the light switch is.

Coney Island

DP111 said...

Last one out, you know where the light switch is.

The lights will have gone out themselves because of the criminal negligence of Labour in thinking that wind power will be ebnough.

Paula S said...

I'm with Brian above. I also don't understand at all what being a Lesbian has to do with being sent back to Jamaica. Is that considered a crime there? Help, I'm confused.