Notice: wp_enqueue_script was called incorrectly. Scripts and styles should not be registered or enqueued until the wp_enqueue_scripts, admin_enqueue_scripts, or login_enqueue_scripts hooks. Please see Debugging in WordPress for more information. (This message was added in version 3.3.0.) in /home/immigration/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4138
Judge Trigger dsciplined over immigration outburst | Immigration Matters

Want to learn more about UK/EU Immigration Law? Click Act Now to learn more... Act Now

Call Us +44 7950 458 464 |
 Categories : News


The Sun reports that the judge who criticised Britain’s immigration system was last night facing a disciplinary probe over his outburst. 

Judge Ian Trigger could even be fired if he is found to have breached guidelines, although this is extremely rare occurrence.

The outspoken Judge has been reported to judicial watchdogs for his attack on Britain’s “completely lax” immigration system.

Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge called in the Office of Judicial Complaints to rule on his remarks.

He and Justice Secretary Jack Straw will have the final say in his case.

But Sir Andrew Green, chairman of Migrationwatch UK, said:

“The judge spoke with a good deal of courage.

There is a great deal of concern in many parts of the judiciary about the number of failed asylum seekers.

“There ought to be some way in which those concerns can be expressed without infringing judicial guidelines.”

The Office for Judicial Complaints said:

“The Lord Chief Justice decided to refer His Honour Judge Trigger following comments the judge made in court.

“The referral is not related to the judge’s comments on the specific case or the sentence.

“The OJC has been asked to focus on the propriety of the statements and assertions, and whether they went beyond the facts of the case and extended overtly into the political arena.”

Immigration Matters reported last week told how the judge hit out as he jailed Jamaican drug dealer Lucien McClearley at Liverpool Crown Court.

McClearley had been on the run for years despite being earmarked for deportation as an illegal immigrant.

Judge Trigger said in open court:

“Your case illustrates all too clearly the completely lax immigration policy in this country.

“People like you, and there are literally hundreds of thousands like you, come to these shores from foreign countries to avail themselves of the generous welfare benefits here.”

The judge claimed the Government had “wasted billions” in the past ten years, “much of that on welfare payments”.

Related article:

Judge condemns Government’s ‘lax’ immigration policy

Millions wasted on deportations by private jet

If you need any immigration advice or help with Studying in the UK, Settlement, Citizenship, Sponsorship, extending Work Permits, Visa or an appeal against a refusal please email: or visit

Spread the Word, like or share this page, your friends will also love it and thanks for it.

Do you employ foreign workers? Don't risk a £20,000 fine and a possible custodial sentence. We can advice on Entrepreneur Visas, Investor Visas and Home Office sponsor licence compliance for your business. Use the button below to schedule an appointment...


Immigration Adviser, Speaker and Author See also: Profile - Profile:!/groups/14119859749/

2 Responses to “Judge Trigger dsciplined over immigration outburst”
Read them below or add one

  1. Sheila Vince says :

    This remark should go down in history, at last a Judge who has the courage to voice an opinion that so many people in the UK agree with. It’s about time our government realised the truth in this and stopped sweeping it under the carpet. The most sensible thing they could do to start with is repel the human rights act which literally lets immigrants get away with murder.

  2. […] Judge Trigger dsciplined over immigration outburst […]

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked by *.

You must beLogged in to post a comment.