It’s a strange world we live in. The head of UK Border control has been suspended because it appears he suspended UK border controls for no-EU Nationals;
Vital border checks for criminals and terrorists were secretly abandoned over the summer. In a major new immigration fiasco, three senior officials – including the £135,000-a-year head of the UK Border Force – have been suspended. There are fears that hundreds of thousands of travellers waltzed into Britain without crucial vetting.Unknown to ministers, guards were allegedly told not to bother checking biometric chips on passports of citizens from outside the EU to ensure they are not fraudsters. More worryingly, staff were also instructed not to bother checking their fingerprints or other personal details against the Home Office’s so-called Warnings Index.
The fact that this could happen, exposing our country to such massive risk, should mean that ALL involved be sacked and then prosecuted for criminal irresponsibility. I have heard the predictable whining that this action was taken “because of cuts”. I say cut the jobs of those who took this decision.