UK Immigration officials raided an Indian restaurant during a UK Independence Party (UKIP) conference dinner, sending the chef "running into the night". No action was reportedly taken against the curry house, which had completed pre-employment checks.
The Indian restaurant staff was questioned to check they had the right to live and work in the UK and no action was taken against the business as the employer was able to provide evidence that the required pre-employment checks had been carried out. Importantly, the political party UKIP has campaigned for tougher border controls to cut illegal immigration.
Jay Beecher, a spokesman for Ms Duffy who was at the dinner, told, "Watching our chef running away into the night, his apron flapping in the wind, was a surreal moment. In this case too, I couldn't help be tickled by the irony”.