» Thursday, May 3, 2007

US Visa Restrictions

Asked what the Government’s response was to the claim that second and third generation UK born Pakistanis are being vetted more closely when they apply for visas, the PMOS said that the US Embassy here has denied the story and we have denied it as well. If you take both denials together what we have is a fairly comprehensive denial of the story. Asked if the story was totally wrong, the PMOS said if it wasn’t local government election day he would have said rubbish. Asked if there was any smoke beneath the rubbish, the PMOS said he’d never underestimated the ability of the Independent to create smoke, but there was no underlying line, so people were genuinely scratching their heads at the story.

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