A po­lit­i­cal Por­taShrine for a dead Por­tuguese pae­dophile

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WHEn i first read that a home­less man had been found dead in a subway next to the Houses of Par­lia­ment, i thought to my­self: bet he’s an al­ba­nian al­co­holic or an itin­er­ant Ro­ma­nian pick­pocket.

as it hap­pens, i wasn’t too far wide of the mark. it turns out the de­ceased was an an­golan child-mo­lester. You couldn’t make it up. not only that, but Mar­cos ama­ral Gourgel had al­ready been de­ported twice from Bri­tain af­ter be­ing jailed for sex crimes. So he wasn’t just living on the streets by choice, he was living here il­le­gally.

Quite how he man­aged to sneak back into Bri­tain hasn’t been ex­plained. But since he had a Por­tuguese pass­port, it wouldn’t have been that dif­fi­cult.

While we re­main mem­bers of the Euro­pean Union, it’s vir­tu­ally im­pos­si­ble to pre­vent any­one with a pass­port from any EU coun­try com­ing and go­ing as they please.

and it was re­vealed this week that some civil ser­vants are re­fus­ing to co- op­er­ate with Home Of­fice in­spec­tors at­tempt­ing to es­tab­lish the im­mi­gra­tion sta­tus of for­eign na­tion­als.

Staff at min­istries in­clud­ing HM Rev­enue and Cus­toms, the De­part­ment of Work and Pen­sions and the For­eign Of­fice are rou­tinely fail­ing to com­ply with re­quests for in­for­ma­tion from the Home Of­fice’s Sta­tus Re­view Unit, which was set up to track down il­le­gal im­mi­grants.

So why the hell haven’t they been sacked for in­sub­or­di­na­tion? They work for us, their salaries and pen­sions paid for out of our taxes. But it does give you some idea of the scale of the prob­lem when it comes to en­forc­ing bor­der con­trols.

BRI­TAIN is open house for mi­grants from all over the world. Mar­cos ama­ral Gourgel may have had a Por­tuguese pass­port, but he doesn’t seem to have had a sin­gle living rel­a­tive in Por­tu­gal.

From what the gov­ern­ment in Lisbon has been able to dis­cern, his fam­ily all live in an­gola, a for­mer Por­tuguese colony.

Still, get­ting hold of a Por­tuguese pass­port seems to be a piece of pickle. How many of the es­ti­mated 200,000 Brazil­ians now living in Bri­tain came here on EU pass­ports is­sued by Por­tu­gal? no one seems to know, nor could care less.

So how did a con­victed an­golan child sex abuser, who had twice been de­ported from Bri­tain, end up stone dead in an un­der­pass by the Mother of Par­lia­ments?

You’d think this is the kind of ques­tion MPs and con­cerned com­men­ta­tors would be ask­ing, as a ba­sis for ne­go­ti­a­tion. You’d be wrong.

in­stead of de­mand­ing an ur­gent in­quiry, the hand- wring­ing el­e­ments of the po­lit­i­cal class and the Left-wing com­men­tariat went into out­rage over­drive, ex­ploit­ing this man’s death for their own pur­poses. if i’d known what the re­ac­tion would be, i’d have rushed down to West­min­ster with a few Pray 4 Muamba- style Por­taShrines from the lockup, and started knock­ing out teddy bears and petrol-sta­tion flower ar­range­ments.

Jeremy Cor­byn’s staff laid flo­ral tributes in the un­der­pass. Cor­byn him­self came over all Dionne War­wick, leav­ing a note which read: ‘This should never have hap­pened. as a coun­try we must stop walk­ing by. Rest in peace.’

if i see you sleep­ing in the street, and i start to cry . . .

in­evitably, the Left im­me­di­ately blamed Gourgel’s death on the heart­less Tories. Labour MP neil Coyle said: ‘When a home­less man dies on the gov­ern­ment’s doorstep, min­is­ters must stop ig­nor­ing the prob­lem and com­mit to end rough sleep­ing.’

a dopey bird in the Ob­server — aka The Guardian on Sun­day — wrote a pos­tur­ing col­umn un­der the head­line: ‘ Be­hind one death lies a broader pic­ture of de­spair and de­pri­va­tion.’

Warm­ing to her theme, she de­clared: ‘it’s an in­dict­ment of mod­ern Bri­tain that this man could die so close to power. and of course, it is vi­tal that home­less peo­ple are hu­man­ised.’

not­ing that Gourgel was a some­time model, she drew the con­clu­sion that ‘this per­son had dreams, po­ten­tial, just like any­one’. He can’t have done much mod­el­ling re­cently, un­less Mil­lets had hired him to model sleep­ing bags.

Funny, though, how she man­aged to draw at­ten­tion to his mod­el­ling dreams, yet some­how left out the bit about him be­ing a con­victed child sex abuser. She cer­tainly can’t plead ig­no­rance, since that fact was in the pub­lic do­main on Satur­day morn­ing, the day be­fore her col­umn was pub­lished.

Maybe re­veal­ing that he was a con­victed nonce might have ‘hu­man­ised’ him a lit­tle too much for some peo­ple’s taste.

NONE of those cry­ing cro­codile tears had the slight­est in­ter­est in his im­mi­gra­tion sta­tus or his crim­i­nal record. He was sim­ply seized upon as a con­ve­nient ve­hi­cle for sig­nalling their own com­pas­sion and giv­ing the hated Con­ser­va­tives a gra­tu­itous kick­ing.

if Cor­byn cared that much, then in­stead of walk­ing past the va­grants clut­ter­ing up the un­der­pass on his way to work each day, per­haps he could have in­vited a few of them home for a kale pesto pasta and a good night’s kip.

Maybe Pixie Balls-Cooper could have of­fered Gourgel a warm bed in one of her two beau­ti­ful houses, pro­vided they aren’t al­ready packed to the rafters with Syr­ian refugees. When Re­maini­acs ex­tol the virtues of free­dom of move­ment and un­hin­dered mass im­mi­gra­tion, they speak of nurses, doc­tors and other NHS staff.

Un­less i’ve missed some­thing, i don’t re­call any of them ex­plain­ing why we should grant an au­to­matic right to Por­tuguese pae­dophiles of an­golan ex­trac­tion to set up home in an un­der­pass next to the Com­mons.

The Por­tuguese Prime Minister piled in, too, lament­ing ‘ the death in in­hu­mane cir­cum­stances of our fel­low coun­try­man’. Fair enough, but why the hell does he think ac­com­mo­dat­ing con­victed Por­tuguese pae­dos should be our prob­lem?

The fig­ures prob­a­bly don’t ex­ist, but i’d be cu­ri­ous to know how many of the ‘home­less’ on our streets are for­eign na­tion­als.

Fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­veals that Gourgel didn’t have to sleep in the subway, dar­ling. He had been stay­ing in a nearby home­less shel­ter pro­vided by a church char­ity, where he en­joyed singing and at­tend­ing yoga classes.

i don’t sup­pose any of these ir­refutable facts mat­ter to the moral­is­ing shroud- wav­ing Lefties ma­nip­u­lat­ing his death to score po­lit­i­cal points and make the rest of us feel guilty.

They are so far be­yond shame that they are even pre­pared to use the corpse of a con­victed child-mo­lester to bol­ster their self-im­age.

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