Britain’s Daily Mail Newspaper article criticizes Baroness Patricia Scotland for breaking the Immigrant law she helped draft
According to Caribbean News Now, Baroness Scotland of Asthal, the successful “Caribbean” candidate for the post of Commonwealth secretary general at last November’s heads of government meeting in Malta, appears to have evolved from an earlier soubriquet of “Baroness Shameless” to “Baroness Hypocrite” in an article published last week by Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper.
Under the headline “Baroness Hypocrite: How the Blairite law chief with an illegal immigrant cleaner has cosy links to two vile despots that raise grave questions about her suitability to be new boss of the Commonwealth”, the Daily Mail described how Scotland is linked to dictators in Kazakhstan and the Maldives.
“Previously, 60-year-old Baroness Scotland was best known for an unfortunate scandal which catapulted her on to the front pages in 2009, when she was serving as Gordon Brown’s attorney general, or chief legal officer. It revolved around the revelation that she employed an illegal immigrant from Tonga … as a cleaner, on a wage of £6 [US$8.40] an hour,” the newspaper noted.
Scotland was prosecuted for breaking immigration laws that she had helped draft, and fined £5,000 (US$7,000), prompting a headline at the time: “Baroness Shameless”.
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