This Space for Rent

It’s PERFECTLY SAFE. (Sign here, please)

The United Kingdom has decided, no doubt after long discussions with the farsighted leaders of the American Imperium, that Iraq has been pacified and it’s time to start getting rid of the backlog of pesky Iraqi asylum seekers by getting them shipped back to their newly certified as safe homeland.

But, just to make certain, the UK is asking the deportees to sign a waiver agreeing the government will take no responsibility for what happens to them or their families once they return to Iraqi territory..

I guess that the so-called “Labour” government couldn’t find industry standard bowls to wash their hands in (the little nametags saying “Hello, my name is Pontius Pilate” are not strictly necessary, but it’s considered good taste to wear them during the process) while sending these asylum seekers off to almost certain death. Forcing them to sign their own death warrants is a somewhat déclassé alternative, but it certainly fits with the sort of low-class thuggery that all really enlightened western democracies want to emulate these days.