"We need a tougher immigration policy and we need to stop seeing it as a dilemma. It's not. It's easy. I'm going to do my best to help the British back to work." These are the words of Labour immigration minister Phil Woolas.
His comments appeared in an interview with the Independent in which he perversely described his commitment to booting out migrants as the logical conclusion of his lifelong fight against racism. "It's been too easy to get into this country in the past and it's going to get harder," he added.