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messagepetrol station raid
Posted by woodie 24 September, 2008 13:37

kid wanted a jam doughnut, so we stopped in at tescos station by horniman. I parked where i could see the car from within (it was raining,kid didnt want to leave car), ran in to tescos. Got the doughnut within seconds, was almost at front of the queue which was short. There seemed to be some confusion at the till, a new person on early days..A bunch of vans and cars drove rapidly into the station (blocked off my car) and it was a whole squad of black dressed bullet proof'd 'immigration border control' something like that, pro's. For a second I thought it was me they were after because the girl was alone in the car. I could see her so I was ready. They streamed past me took a couple of employees into the back , So now the poor new girl is running the petrol station . She served me I went back to the car noticing how like a movie it was, officers covering officers, hand signals, coordinating moves. As we were blocked in we sat in the car and munched away. Not much to report. I could see every exit was guarded. A few of them came out and started moving their unmarked vehicles around parking them so the station was less blocked up. The one that blocked me got moved. I was about to begin to turn on the engine when My little one began to demand apple juice. So, we went back, her with me this time. Rain had stopped. What officers I could see seemed less hyped now. So in we went. It was surreal. Bar one customer just about every person in there, plain clothes or not had hand cuffs swinging from their belts. About 15 people. Most of the cars waiting at the pumps had been theirs too.
Heres the funny bit. The lady in front of me has clearly not realised whats happening. In a nasal toned 'well spoken' way she has begun berating the new girl who is looking mortified . "Look heeaar your management need to know the service here needs improving, ive been waiting at the pump for ten minutes now. Ive been banging on the window, theres another customer has been waiting for even longer". She was giving that girl hell. Even the officers are looking at her by now. Quite a performance. I was just next to angry lady ,so i put on my mr polite (interrupting @#$%&) voice and softly said to her, "madam excuse me but there is some sort of a police raid going on here and the staff seem to be all in the back". Whooh she was mad when our eyes met. get this,
She looks back at the girl and shouts "well even so!!" classic.
We left so i dont know how it all ended up.
All I can say is if youre unlucky enough to be descended upon by these guys,they are on you before you know it and the exits and exits of exits are blocked.

messageRe: petrol station raid
Posted by Peckhamgatecrasher 24 September, 2008 13:44

Woodie, are you the love child of Tony.Londonsuburbs?

messageRe: petrol station raid
Posted by Michael Palaeologus 24 September, 2008 14:04

Should keep CWALD occupied for a while.

messageRe: petrol station raid
Posted by SeanMacGabhann 24 September, 2008 14:05

PCG!thumbs up
funny,very funny-and don't let the thought-policethumbs downtell you otherwise!!!!smileys with beersmileys with beersmileys with beer


Woodie - glad it all worked out. Sounds like you were energised by the whole thing

messageRe: petrol station raid
Posted by cdonline 24 September, 2008 14:09

Woodie. Your computer, does it have a return key?

messageRe: petrol station raid
Posted by SimonM 24 September, 2008 14:09

I never get to see this sort of excitement when I pick up my "Observer" there of a Sunday! confused icon

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SimonM

messageRe: petrol station raid
Posted by AcedOut 24 September, 2008 14:39

I am physically incapable of reading that message. Can someone please truncate/translate.

messageRe: petrol station raid
Posted by candj 24 September, 2008 14:43

AcedOut-

Truncated version: Petrol Station Raid.

messageRe: petrol station raid
Posted by AcedOut 24 September, 2008 14:46

Which one? Did they get 'em?

messageRe: petrol station raid
Posted by ChavWivaLawDegree 24 September, 2008 14:47

Haha thanks MP - I am kept fairly busy by the likes of said uniformed storm troopers as it happens!

It seems a bit heavy handed for illegal workers, I doubt they have Uzis and stuff secreted in their lockers.

I've heard how bad they are and they are not known for their finesse, but we don't usually get to see them in action.

messageRe: petrol station raid
Posted by candj 24 September, 2008 14:55

AcedOut-

Sorry, I was confused...

Translation: Raid on Petrol Station

messageRe: petrol station raid
Posted by Tony.London Suburbs 24 September, 2008 15:24

Life simply ain't fair sometimes!evil icon
I've been to all my local Garages for 25 years and Nuttin',Nil,Niet,None,No-Score just usual boring people queueing politely and patiently while the pleasantries are extended from the well-mannered Staff.
No action,No Drama,Nothing to report.
Just go in,queue,pay,say Thanks and drive off.angry smiley....The sooner I return to an area where people "keep it real" the better for my sanity..Exclaimation



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messageRe: petrol station raid
Posted by kford 24 September, 2008 15:29

Scary stuff. Maybe they should try the offices of Southwark parking next: [news.bbc.co.uk]

messageRe: petrol station raid
Posted by Tony.London Suburbs 24 September, 2008 15:44

kford Wrote:
Scary stuff. Maybe they should try the offices of
Southwark parking next:
[news.bbc.co.uk]

I take it you mean this big grinkford
Wardens flee immigration checks
Friday, 19 September 2008
Almost half Lambeth's wardens failed to turn up to work
By Greg Truscott
ALMOST 50 traffic wardens in one borough have resigned over immigration checks.
Forty-eight Lambeth council parking attendants – half of the borough’s on-street workforce – failed to show up for work when the council’s new parking contractor began running checks on their immigration status.
It is thought these were illegal immigrants or “overstayers” who did not have the right to work in the UK.
SOME HAD DOLED OUT TICKETS FOR YEARS PRIOR TO THE IMMIGRATION CHECKS last month.
The wardens left their jobs after new council parking contractor NCP Services took over from previous contractor Apcoa on August 1.
NCP told the wardens – whose jobs had been transferred over to the new contractor – they would be subject to passport checks.
Within days, around 48 parking attendants failed to show up for their shifts.
““In Lambeth there were 48 staff who resigned when we began making checks

Absolutely fantastic!...Taking the pizzicato or what!!B)
Good Luck to them.Our "system"is there to be abused.Not surprising then,when it issmileys with beer

messageRe: petrol station raid
Posted by MitchK 24 September, 2008 15:52

(if not made up), then good stuff. I am glad we have some people taking action now.

messageRe: petrol station raid
Posted by ianr 24 September, 2008 17:14

If they only raided the petrol station, does that mean that it's not actually managed by Tesco?

messageRe: petrol station raid
Posted by Clinker 24 September, 2008 18:23

Is this cryptic?



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messageRe: petrol station raid
Posted by ianr 24 September, 2008 19:27

Clinker Wrote:
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> Is this cryptic?

If that's addressed to me, then no. It's just that, if it was an immigration raid, I'd expect them to be checking all the employees of whatever business they were raiding; and as far as I can make out, it was only the petrol station staff that were checked. Or is it, ah (fx: lightbulb flickering on) that it's one of those petrol stations containing a bit of a shop? Yes, of course, it must be. Please excuse me, I'm a pedestrian/cyclist.



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messageRe: petrol station raid
Posted by Tony.London Suburbs 24 September, 2008 20:59

Clinker Wrote:
Is this cryptic?
If that's addressed to me, then no. It's just that, woodie's kid wanted a jam doughnut and witnessed an immigration raid from hyped-up officers which culminated
with "and the exits and exits of exits are blocked."....which I feel clears this particular thread up.



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messageRe: petrol station raid
Posted by nunheadbelle 24 September, 2008 21:07

Maybe they were filming an episode of 'The Bill'. If you had a speaking part (as you did speak) they have to pay you big grin

messageRe: petrol station raid
Posted by LibraCarr 24 September, 2008 21:24

Hi,

Given the almost perfect immigration raid, did the officers get clubpoints or Brownie points for the initative.

A fact is that Tesco do a thorough check on all employee's. The only way that a raid would be justified is that if one person was using another persons legitimate documents for employment. This would show up if cross reffed with the Revenue and Customs.
One car, Four officers and a meat wagon was all that was needed.

It seems they were using a hammer to crack a pistachio.

Regards,
Libra Carr.

messageRe: petrol station raid
Posted by Rockets 24 September, 2008 21:28

Could it have been part of the card fraud clampdown going on at the moment?

messageRe: petrol station raid
Posted by Tony.London Suburbs 24 September, 2008 21:28

This raid on Tesco's has been a successful immigration raid which should be applauded,after all "every little bit helps"big grin

messageRe: petrol station raid
Posted by LibraCarr 24 September, 2008 21:31

Hi,

Or should it be BOGOF - Book one get one free?
Regards,
Libra Carr.

messageRe: petrol station raid
Posted by Tony.London Suburbs 24 September, 2008 22:04

BOGOFF-Book One Get One For Freebig grin

messageRe: petrol station raid
Posted by Sue 24 September, 2008 23:36

Peckhamgatecrasher Wrote:
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> Woodie, are you the love child of
> Tony.Londonsuburbs?

xxxxxxx

big grinbig grinbig grin

messageRe: petrol station raid
Posted by Jimbob 25 September, 2008 12:03

LibraCarr Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Hi,
>
> Given the almost perfect immigration raid, did the
> officers get clubpoints or Brownie points for the
> initative.
>
> A fact is that Tesco do a thorough check on all
> employee's. The only way that a raid would be
> justified is that if one person was using another
> persons legitimate documents for employment. This
> would show up if cross reffed with the Revenue and
> Customs.
> One car, Four officers and a meat wagon was all
> that was needed.
>
> It seems they were using a hammer to crack a
> pistachio.
>
> Regards,
> Libra Carr.


that will explain the pcso,s in the dulwich tandoori then, they wernt actually exercising their right to buy food on their break, they were casing the joint for the immigration service.

messageRe: petrol station raid
Posted by snorky 25 September, 2008 12:23

unfort, without the Illegals working for shit wages & in bad conditions, the UK would stall

there is a tacit level of dont ask/ dont act involved in the this type of action - th curry emporiums of London could not survive without staff working in the black economy

Most illegals dont take the piss, dont claim bnefits, dont have a high pofile, dont get leathered and urinate in LL doorways on friday nights & contribute much more than they take, tabloid headlines of fraudsters aside - when was the last time you were assailed in the early hours by a group of shitfaced Bangadeshies ?

I find that , for example , NIgerians on the whole are straight, hard working family people, often quite religious and more than happy to make the best of the chance to make something of their lives,yet are stigmatised as cheats by many

Now that the Eblok EU states are showing gowth & higher wages, there is a dminshing pool of legal workers who want to shovel your shit and take the sneering derision of much of the UK population

messageRe: petrol station raid
Posted by snorky 25 September, 2008 12:27

LibraCarr Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Hi,
>
> Given the almost perfect immigration raid, did the
> officers get clubpoints or Brownie points for the
> initative.
>
> A fact is that Tesco do a thorough check on all
> employee's. The only way that a raid would be
> justified is that if one person was using another
> persons legitimate documents for employment. This
> would show up if cross reffed with the Revenue and
> Customs.
> One car, Four officers and a meat wagon was all
> that was needed.
>
> It seems they were using a hammer to crack a
> pistachio.
>
> Regards,
> Libra Carr.

high pofile raids appease the majority of Brits who on one hand use the labour of these workers, but on the other , demand action to halt migration

expct to see the raid on one of those excrebale police/camera/ action programmes that seem to dominate our TV viewing in the near future


how many Brits go to th US and work black or overstay their visasa in Australia / NZ ?

but thats OK though innit ?



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messageRe: petrol station raid
Posted by ChavWivaLawDegree 25 September, 2008 12:47

Go Snorky!

Snorky for President.

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