As many readers will know, the UK Border Agency and police have been doing spot immigration checks at tube stations in areas of London with lots of brown people. This is on the back of the happening commonly known as ‘racist van’ when a van bearing the slogan ‘illegal immigrants, go home’ (just a whisker away from the standard far right entreaty to all brown folks) was driven around the streets of our capital. Unsurprisingly, the good people of Britain – many of them, at any rate – have not been too impressed with these actions. Even Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP, is alleged to have described the spot checks as ‘un-British’ – which is saying something. Now it transpires that the spot checks are of dubious legality. Here’s a handy guide to your rights:
Read more from the Independent.