"The UK Border Agency said that it has made three successful prosecutions for leave to remain by deception as a result of the cards" -
Of course their previous technique of taking fingerprints and comparing them to see if the applicant has made previous attempts to enter obviously didn't work. I notice also that although they have a whopping three successful prosecutions, it doesn't say the people involved were deported as they are probably being hosted at the taxpayers expense in HMP Hilton with three meals a day etc etc etc and then on release they will disappear into the 'grey' economy'.
Here's hoping that the current financial Circus Maximus brings down Mr Brown so we can have an election resulting in a new government which simply refuses to waste any more of our money on pipedreams. I believe that is scheduled to happen the day after I win the lottery jackpot two weeks in a row.