You couldn’t make it up! (Parts 1 and 2)

Part 1

The Home Office has been forced to correct a spelling error in a press release about new English language tests for migrants.

Language was spelled “langauge” in the original press release, put out on 21 January 2016. It was corrected after Twitter users ridiculed the error.

home office typo

A Home Office spokesman said: “This was a regrettable typographical error that has now been corrected.”

Part 2

The front doors of houses used by asylum seekers are to be repainted, after claims they were targeted because nearly all of the doors were red.

red door          red door 2

Asylum seekers in Middlesbrough said that eggs and stones had been thrown at their houses because the doors made them easy to identify.

The immigration minister, James Brokenshire, said he was “deeply concerned” about the issue and an audit of asylum seeker accommodation in the North East would be undertaken.

james brokenshire mp

The housing provider, G4S, said there was no policy to house asylum seekers behind red doors but its subcontractor would be repainting them within a matter of weeks.


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