2008-01-07

Mašala! BT comes through

And another bureaucratic saga comes to an end (we hope). BT has come through with the internet service, credit where credit is due. And have offered me eight months free broadband as a token of something or another.

In related bureaucratic news, the Home Office has now publicly declared its intention not to pursue students who overstay their visas with an eye toward deportation. This bothers me not much at all -- let a thousand students bloom -- but there is something interesting about the explanation offered by the director of the BIA (which is neither the Bureau of Indian Affairs nor the Bezbednosno-informativna agencija, but the Borders and Immigration Agency). She says she wants immiration officers to use "common sense" and remain "focussed on those people that are causing harm." Now, how is that supposed to make a boy feel? Or is it, in the words of an immigration officers' union functionary, a matter that "Home Office priorities depend on what the media are paying attention to at any particular time."?

4 comments:

Owen said...

I really am determined to confine myself to offering congratulations on your successful connection. I will not mention the war.

Eric Gordy said...

For God's sake don't mention the war!

bganon said...

I dont know BT, CW, Virgin (on the ridiculous) SKY. Anybody I missed?

Amazing how in a developed capitalist economy that telephone / cable services are so pitiful. Yep I was in blighty recently..

Eric are you fed up of the Amy Winehouse saga yet? Hasnt she gone blonde - I read that in the Serbian media...

Eric Gordy said...

Amy Winehouse, you say? I'm utterly delighted. She is performing the Suzi Quatro biography in 1:30 time.