Lin Homer, Chief Executive of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) should be sacked for supplying inaccurate information to Parliament about the backlog of asylum cases, Nigel Farage, leader of UK Independence Party (UKIP) has said.
A new report by John Vine, Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, shows that in 2011, the UK Border Agency supplied inaccurate information to Parliament about the backlog of asylum cases.
“I found that updates given by the Agency to Parliament in the summer of 2011, stating that the legacy of unresolved asylum cases was resolved, were inaccurate,” Mr. Vine said.
Reacting to the report, Mr. Farage said Ms. Homer, who by then headed the UK Border Agency “should be sacked forthwith” for supplying false information to Parliament.
"We expect a politician that lies to Parliament to resign, we should demand the very least from a senior civil servant who deliberately misleads the Parliament and the country. That she did so over such an important and contentious issue only makes things worse," Mr. Farage said.
Mr. Farage called for a “clear and honest” immigration debate. “It is not up to the authorities to keep us in the dark because they are either embarrassed by their own incompetence or terrified of the legitimate concerns of the electorate," Mr. Farage said. "Immigration amnesties send a clear message to the rest of the world that Britain is a soft touch."