Mr Hesford, Member of Parliament for Wirral West, said that he could not support Gordon Brown’s decision to allow Lady Scotland, the UK's Attorney
General to remain in her post for breaking immigration laws which she herself helped frame.
Lady Scotland was fined £5,000 after it emerged that she had employed a Tongan housekeeper who had no right to work in the UK.
Mr Hesford said that he was standing down as a “point of honour,” and, urging Lady Scotland to “consider her position,” he added that the peer
had an “old-fashioned ministerial responsibility to resign” having broken the law.
The UK Border Agency found that the peer had failed to keep copies of documentation which seemed to suggest 27-year-old Loloahi Tapui-Zivancevic, an
illegal immigrant was working legally.
The resignation adds to the pressure on both Lady Scotland and the Prime Minister.
But friends of the minister said that Mr Hesford’s departure had not shaken her determination to remain in her job, and that she would not be
The Prime Minister was embarrassed after the news broke while he was taking part in a live radio phone-in.Angry callers accused Mr Brown of “looking
after one of the boys or one of the girls.”
But he insisted that he would not sack the peer, saying: "If Baroness Scotland had wilfully or knowingly employed any illegal worker, then obviously
she wouldn't be in her post. "I have got to accept that Baroness Scotland acted in good faith... I take this very seriously indeed, but when you
look at the facts of the case, she has been misled by an employee who has given her wrong information.
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How can such senior government personnel get away with this? How can they expect the British people to believe such cr*p .... Brown said "when you
look at the facts of the case, she has been misled by an employee who has given her wrong information."
Do they expect us to believe that employees for such senior government officials are no longer vetted by MI5 & Special Branch on grounds of National
Security? How could this have happened?
I am outraged