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Law at work with Philip Henson

23 August 2011

9 November 2011 - the pride of Mr Brodie Clark

Brodie Clark, the former chief of the UK Border Agency, has indicated that he intends to lodge a claim in the employment tribunal for constructive dismissal. His statement, released via the FDA Union, sounded as if it had been intentionally dipped in TCP to sting the emergent wounds of the Home Secretary.

Mr Clark will probably say that the acerbic comments made by Theresa May in the House of Commons on 7 November amounted to a fundamental breach of contract by his employer (the UK Border Agency is an executive agency of the Home Office), and that he resigned in response to that breach. His statement specifically referred to his employer having disregarded his right to reply “in favour of political convenience". He denied May's claim that he had improperly relaxed passport checks in order to manage growing airport queues. Mr Clark will have been advised to resign promptly to negate any argument tha...

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