John Reid is the greatest comedian since David Blunkett.
Four hundred and forty police officers are being seconded to help tackle illegal immigration in the UK.
They will be among 800 new immigration staff - a 25% increase in total - unveiled by Home Secretary John Reid.
"We are very clear that we do not want this to have an impact on police officers' frontline work," a Home Office spokeswoman insisted.
"There won't be any police officers taken off the front line," she said.
That's right. They'll be taken from under a magic goosegog bush !
File in the same drawer as PM to stage immigration summit. "Blair takes control of immigrant crisis". Blair calls immigration summit etc etc
Passports forged on 'industrial scale'
Britain is facing a growing crime wave linked to Nigeria and based largely on financial scams and immigration and identity frauds, according to a report published today. It claims that Nigerians are forging passports and cheques on an “industrial scale” and that huge numbers of false documents are passing through provincial British airports.