If there was a story more appropriate for the phrase "hoisted on your own petard" I can't think of one.
I don't believe for a second that Patricia Scotland thought she was employing someone who didn't have the right to work in the UK but there are plenty of small business who are in the same boat and have (or will have) been caught in the same situation as her.
Her £5,000 fine is embarrassing for her, it would be enough to sink some small businesses. I think it well worth her pondering that.
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