Britain’s deportation disgrace: One’s a convicted paedophile, the other a gangster. Both should have left the UK years ago – but they still here laughing in the face of the law, writes SUE REID
By Sue Reid for the Daily Mail
Published: 22:01, 12 April 2019 | Updated: 23:40, 12 April 2019
Tolga Binbuga, is a criminal allowed to stay in Britain because a judge ruled his membership of a North London gang meant he had integrated well into UK society
Snacking on a handful of grapes as he emerges into the spring sunshine, the casually dressed man leaves the neat end-of-terrace house, climbs into a silver Mercedes and roars off down the road.
This is 29-year-old Turkish-born Tolga Binbuga, a convicted criminal who, as the Mail reported this week, has been allowed to stay in Britain because a judge ruled that his membership of a notorious North London gang meant he was a ‘home-grown criminal’ who had integrated well into UK society.
This week, we found him emerging at 2pm from the home he shares with his mother and father after what a family member said was a ‘lie-in’.
Binbuga, who came to Britain at the age of nine, but has never applied for British citizenship, has been convicted of robbery, burglary, assault, criminal damage and shoplifting. He has been fighting the Government against his deportation to Turkey for nearly five years — but thanks to a string of successful appeals to immigration tribunals, costing thousands of pounds apiece, he has succeeded in staying.
The Binbuga saga is scandalous enough. It is, however, only one in a shocking array of similar cases.