Hiding the truth where nobody will see it.

Posted by on June 20, 2011 at 12:23 pm.

A bit hat tip goes to FullFact.org for spotting this one (istyosty.com link).


A FRENCH Muslim couple sparked fury yesterday by using a free legal service paid for by British taxpayers to challenge their country’s controversial burkha ban.

The unnamed husband and wife claim they were forced to move to Britain from France by the new law which prevents women wearing the veil in public.

They want £10,000 damages because the “unnecessary, disproportionate and unlawful” ban breaches their right to free movement across the European Union.

Now based in the West Midlands, they are trying to overturn the law at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

The couple are represented by lawyers from Britain’s Immigration Advisory Service which gets an annual £15million in taxpayers’ cash.

And what should be hidden in the bottom of the article?

[teh Immigration Advisory Service] receives approximately £15million – a hefty chunk of its funding – in taxpayers’ cash, through the Legal Services Commission which hands out legal aid.

But a Legal Services spokesman said that even if taxpayer-funded IAS lawyers were representing the couple, that service would not be paid for by legal aid.

He added that they only gave legal aid to cases involving British law and concerned with immigration.

A whole article wrongly ranting about foreign muslims coming over here and spending our money fighting foreign law with a lil’ bit contradictory truth at the end.

Time for a letter to the PCC. Oh, hang on

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