Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Female genital mutilation and asylum

Guardian story today on a young girl who fled from Sierra Leone for fear of genital mutilation, on last gasp appeal to the House of Lords. Came up in the lift with Lord Brown, fresh from giving judgements - they've let her stay.

Oh I do love the law lords. Wonderful civilised people. What a contrast to the ghastly succession of knee-jerk populists we've had as home secretaries for the last ten years.


Blogger cassilis said...

I recall this horrible practice being at the heart of one of those stories about multiculturalism and to what degree we allow immigrant communities to import 'custom & practice' that might be at odds with our culture (I referred to it in a post here).

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