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Asked if the Prime Minister was going to apologise for the Government’s failure to meet the targets on asylum removals, the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman (PMOS) replied that we believed that we would meet the targets in the coming months. What it underlined was the difficulty of what it was we were trying to do, but we believed we would meet it. It was unfortunate that we did not meet it as per the original deadline, but given how far back we started, it still showed a considerable degree of progress.

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  1. So, the Government sets a deadline having reviewed the position, with full knowledge of the factors and having determined its resources. Then it fails to hit its own predetermined ‘targets’. Then it declares that this failure is actually a success because progress has been shown.

    In any other walk of life this would be called gross incompetence. But under New Labour this is hailed as a great achievement.

    Where’s the delivery? These guys are all talk and no action. Just for once they should recognise their own (huge) limitations.

    Comment by Chuck Unsworth — 24 Nov 2005 on 8:00 pm | Link

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