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Rollingthunder
11th Feb 2004, 22:21
The family of one of the drowned cockle pickers want compensation from the British Government for them being - an illegal immigrant, controlled by a snakehead crime gang, sent out onto a dangerous sea by a criminal gang front to illegially harvest seafood in the worst possible conditions - deceased.

Jerricho
11th Feb 2004, 22:32
From the government............ :mad: :mad: :mad:

Unwell_Raptor
11th Feb 2004, 22:35
Don't get too excited. This is just somebody trying a wind-up way before anyone has even been charged.

There is a long way to go yet.

Rollingthunder
11th Feb 2004, 22:39
Charged?

They don't care who is being charged. They want compensation from the government and don't care who is being or not being charged. They have lost an illegal money provider.

airship
11th Feb 2004, 22:52
Are we all being asked to assume that HMG was unaware that dozens of people were employed to collect cockles? That the only 'official' cockle-pickin' employers in the county had 2 real collectors on their books and managed to collect 1 ton of cockles per person daily? Keep taking the pills...:yuk:

Grainger
11th Feb 2004, 23:20
1 ton of cockles per person daily?

No problem your honour, these were specially bred kamikaze cockles:

Using a transgenic mutation technique, fragments of lemming gene were spliced into the hapless bivalves' DNA sequence.

Millions of the genetically modified critters would rush towards the shore at each low tide and, emulating the antics of their furry GMO cousins, fling themselves into the collecting baskets in a frantic bid to end it all.... :hmm:

airship
11th Feb 2004, 23:38
Until Grainger informed me of this natural phenomenon, the only similar instance I had come across is that of Frenchmen just before (or after) a general (Presidential) election, which usually allowed them the opportunity to get rid of all their bad parking tickets...the inevitable question is wherein lies the difference between a Frenchman and a cockle? Please help us out Grandpa...:uhoh:

G-ALAN
11th Feb 2004, 23:49
The sad thing is, with our justice system, they'll probably get their bloody compensation :*