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Here is a remarkable tale of public sector incompetence by ANY standards;

“An illegal immigrant not eligible for NHS healthcare has been staying at a British hospital for more than a year – costing taxpayers £100,000. The unnamed Pakistani national – whose visa to visit the UK expired in September 2007 – is still a patient at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley, West Midlands, despite being treated and declared fit to be discharged in August 2010. However the hospital has been unable to discharge the man because it is waiting for the UK Border Agency to fix a date with Pakistan International Airlines to transport him back to the country following cardiovascular treatment.”

How difficult is to to pick up the phone to an airline and select a flight? Still, although it has cost £100,000 it’s not as if there is a recession or anything happening….right?

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