MPs ‘Shocked’ Over Border Check Failures

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A “highly-troubling” lack of supervision combined with communication failures led to the UK’s border checks being relaxed too often, MPs have said.
The Commons Home Affairs Select Committee said a root-and-branch reform of the way in which The Home Office and the UK Border Agency interact was needed to make the agency fit for purpose.
It launched its investigation after the head of the UK border force, Brodie Clark, quit his 40-year career in the Home Office last year amid the row over lax border security.
He admitted using guidance designed for health and safety emergencies to suspend fingerprint checks at the UK’s ports, actions which had no ministerial authorisation.

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