Bin Laden/Hi Jack

<em>According to the "Sun", commenting on the Afghan asylum requests, Britain is now "the dustbin of

We are talking garbage.

All day we have been totting

up flotsam. We will have

no dumper truck with them,

nor will we sink their differences.

Asylum? They must be mad

to think that they may run amuck:

before they settle, we'll beat them

sky-high - and not be privy

to their waste of space.

Shift your carcass. Our leavings

are our own pickings, and this

is our old tin lid on it.

We are not dung romin. We

will send you all pakistan.

This article first appeared in the 21 February 2000 issue of the New Statesman, Just wait for the gold rush to end