A farm owner from Devon who is facing a fine of up to £120,000 for employing illegal workers says he had taken precautions to check their credentials.
Twelve workers were arrested by Border Agency officials after a raid on 1 July at Merrifield Farm in Crediton.
Farm owner Peter Coleman may now face a fine of up to £10,000 for every illegal worker.
He told BBC News: "We do our best to comply with regulations.
"We have a very good database of all employees and we have a list of passports and proof of identity.
"But the biggest problem for employers is to prove the identity of the person.
"We are not experts in forgery."
If he did check and copy their credentials, then I am sure—after spending fucking thousands of pounds on lawyers in order to prove his innocence—that Mr Coleman will be able to avoid the fine.
Or, rather, to be able to reclaim the money that he will be forced to pay, having been allegedly handed an on-the-spot fine.
Mr Coleman was handed an on-the-spot penalty notice by immigration officials that could mean a fine of up to £10,000 for each illegal worker.
A spokesman for the UK Border Agency said: "Mr Coleman was issued with a fixed penalty notice following the raid.
"That civil action is still pending.
"To avoid being fined, Mr Coleman must prove to the UK Border Agency that he has carried out the correct checks before giving the workers jobs."
Um... I'm sorry? You fucking what? Mr Coleman was issued with a fixed penalty notice?
So, what you are saying is that far from the state having to prove Mr Coleman's guilt, Mr Coleman has to prove his innocence? Seriously, what the fuck?
But, leaving that aside, can we assume that Baroness Scotland has been handed a £10,000 fixed penalty notice? She hasn't?
Well, fuck me!—ain't that a surprise?
P.S. It's worth noting why Mr Coleman was forced to hire immigrant workers.
He said he had problems finding British people to work on the farm which processes chickens and ducks.
He said: "We approached the Job Centre.
"We offered employment to 58 out of the 59 people that applied, 55 of which were British.
"Four were unsuitable and asked to leave and five are still with us.
"The other 46 found the job not to their liking and left or did not turn up in the first place."
It is not the job of the British taxpayer to subsidise the lifestyles of those who choose not to work. We should find those British people who did not turn up to work and stop all of their benefits—it is the only way that these lazy cunts will learn.
If we remove the benefits of those who will not work, then they will have to work. This will reduce the amount of work available for immigrants, and thus reduce the number of immigrants coming here (and, yes, I know that this won't be an instantaneous effect).
For crying out loud, it's really not very difficult.
UPDATE: as the wife pointed out last night, it's a strange country that punishes those who are the victims of fraud...