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Post  malena stool on Thu 10 Nov - 9:49

Quote "Ministers must ensure UKBA has the resources to keep both our borders secure
and waiting times to a minimum.". Unquote.

No chance of this ever happening if it affects the money available for both Ministers and management to pay themselves.

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Post  Panda on Thu 10 Nov - 10:24

malena stool wrote:Quote "Ministers must ensure UKBA has the resources to keep both our borders secure
and waiting times to a minimum.". Unquote.

No chance of this ever happening if it affects the money available for both Ministers and management to pay themselves.

There is Cameron with a 40 Billion reserve Fund to help bail out EU Countries , he has already lent the IMF £5 billion.!!!!!

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Post  Panda on Sun 13 Nov - 6:50

New Claims Of Lax UK Border Controls









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The Home Office says passport checks were relaxed over the summer without authorisation





5:31am UK, Sunday November 13, 2011





New claims about lax border controls and the deeply
disfunctional state of the agency carrying out checks on millions of
people entering the UK every year look set to put further pressure on
the Home Secretary.



Coach passengers arriving at Dover have not faced proper checks since 2007, according to the Sunday Telegraph.


Officials only matched passport photographs to the bearers rather
than cross-checking them against computer databases of terrorists,
criminals and immigration offenders in order to ease queues at the port,
the newspaper reports.


The relaxation which was introduced under the last Labour
administration was only halted after senior border officials were
suspended following the relaxation of checks over the summer.









Nothing is more important than the integrity of our
border in order to protect national security and reduce and control
immigration.


Home Office statement











Brodie
Clark, who quit his post as head of the UK Border Force amid an
acrimonious dispute with Home Secretary Theresa May over whether she
ordered the relaxation
, will face questions from MPs this week.


Labour MP Keith Vaz, who chairs the Home Affairs Committee which will
speak to Mr Brodie on Tuesday, said the latest claims raise "serious
concerns about the history of checks undertaken".


"We must ensure our border checks are not compromised and that the
UKBA has the resources it needs to thoroughly check every individual
coming into Britain," he told the newspaper.


Meanwhile, the Sunday Times reported an unnammed middle manager within the agency as saying the agency is a "basket case".


The newspaper says the "whistleblower" described how dangerous asylum
seekers were being released into the community; complicated cases were
being abandoned to save time; and figures are being "massaged" to mask
the crisis.


The Sunday Times also reports that a middle man offered to sell it
documents from a border official that would allow a migrant to stay in
the UK.


A Home Office spokesman said: "Nothing is more important than the
integrity of our border in order to protect national security and reduce
and control immigration.


"There are ongoing investigations into allegations regarding the relaxation of border controls without ministerial approval."















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Re: 124,000 Migrants lost by Border Agency

Post  malena stool on Sun 13 Nov - 7:57

How efficient will our border control ever be.... I can remember about 3 years ago when a Bonded Warehouse was found to be guarded by a Security Firm who were employing ..... Illegal Immigrants ...

The entire country is quickly becoming a joke, in fact it's now verging on a Pantomime... Whichever party gets into power nothing ever changes, they all rape and pillage the public purse, lie through their teeth, cock a snoot at the mandate that took them into power and proceed to shaft the electorate.

Short of a revolution there will never be an end to the games of musical chairs and fill your pockets being played by the thugs, deviants, liars and perverts going in and out of No.10 the only thing changing is the colour of the rosette worn by the gang boss holding the key.

Rant over, ms.

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Post  Panda on Sun 13 Nov - 8:09

malena stool wrote:How efficient will our border control ever be.... I can remember about 3 years ago when a Bonded Warehouse was found to be guarded by a Security Firm who were employing ..... Illegal Immigrants ...

The entire country is quickly becoming a joke, in fact it's now verging on a Pantomime... Whichever party gets into power nothing ever changes, they all rape and pillage the public purse, lie through their teeth, cock a snoot at the mandate that took them into power and proceed to shaft the electorate.

Short of a revolution there will never be an end to the games of musical chairs and fill your pockets being played by the thugs, deviants, liars and perverts going in and out of No.10 the only thing changing is the colour of the rosette worn by the gang boss holding the key.

Rant over, ms.

I know how you feel malena Britain has lost all credibility as a World leader, I"m just glad I"m not growing up today to have the deal with the
next generation. I had my rant on the copper stripping thread

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Re: 124,000 Migrants lost by Border Agency

Post  Panda on Tue 15 Nov - 9:43

15 November 2011 Last updated at 08:23

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UK border checks were relaxed at 28 ports and
airports


The home secretary has said her
pilot did not put border security at risk
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A pilot scheme to reduce passport
checks on some citizens of EU countries was used at 28 ports and airports, Home
Secretary Theresa May has revealed.

In response to written questions, Mrs May also disclosed that more than 10
million people entered the UK in August when the pilot scheme was operating.

Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper said there was a "borders fiasco".

Former UK Border Force chief Brodie Clark, who resigned last week, will be
questioned by MPs this morning.

His appearance before the home affairs select committee will be followed by
that of his then boss, UK Border Agency (UKBA) chief executive Rob Whiteman.

The 28 ports and airports at which the authorised pilot was used included
Heathrow, Gatwick, Calais, Coquelles, Glasgow, Harwich, Manchester Airport,
Aberdeen and Cardiff.
'Investigation'
The home secretary also said she met Mr Clark once during July and November
when the more relaxed border checks were in place. She said the meeting was not
to discuss the pilot.

She said she had met him 10 times in the past year in total, while Home
Office Permanent Secretary Dame Helen Ghosh had met Mr Clark six times since
July 2011, and 15 times in total. These did not include "routine" meetings.

According to the responses to the home affairs committee, Immigration
Minister Damian Green received "weekly reports" from the UKBA chief executive on
the agency's performance and operational issues. He also had weekly meetings
with the chief executive.

Dame Helen said she was currently unable to confirm that no minister or
official at the Home Office knew that border checks had been relaxed beyond
those authorised.

She said: "This is one of the matters being covered by John Vine's
investigation".
'Untenable' position
Mr Clark was suspended by Mrs May after being accused of relaxing immigration
controls beyond certain limits that she had authorised.

The home secretary allowed some checks on European travellers to be relaxed
but says Mr Clark went further, scaling back checks on non-EU nationals without
her approval.

Mr Clark denies acting improperly but later resigned, saying his position had
been made "untenable".
Brodie Clark denies acting
improperly over passport checks

He says he is planning to sue for constructive dismissal.

Mr Clark feels "angry" and "bruised" by the treatment he received from the
Home Office in the row, according to Jonathan Baume of civil service trade union
the FDA.

In a BBC interview, Mr Baume said: "He certainly never expected any of this.
Civil servants are usually relatively anonymous figures.

"They are held personally accountable when things go wrong, but in the end
it's the minister who takes the glory when things go very well."

Mrs May has announced there will be three inquiries into what happened, the
main one led by the Chief Inspector of the UK Border Agency, John Vine.

MPs on the home affairs committee are also conducting their own inquiry.

The committee's chairman, Labour MP Keith Vaz, said he was "determined to get
to the bottom of this serious breach of security".
'Startling'
Meanwhile, Labour said leaked documents showed passengers on private jets
were able to enter the UK without being seen by border officials, raising fears
among staff that security was being compromised.

One UK Border Agency official complained to managers about not even being
"allowed to physically see the passengers", saying it was "at odds with national
policy" and "is creating an unnecessary gap in border security", the emails
showed.

Government estimates show there are between 80,000 and 90,000 private jet
flights every year.

Further leaked emails showed Mrs May's pilot scheme to relax border controls
- referred to as level two checks - was used 260 times in the sixth week of the
trial, the week ending 16 September.

This compared with 100 times in its first week and 165 in week nine, ending 9
October.

Ms Cooper said: "This is startling new information about the scale of the
borders fiasco.

"Ten days on there are even more questions than answers about what on earth
was going on at our borders this summer.

"Last week the home secretary told us that no one had been waived through
without checks this summer. But these documents show passengers on private
flights weren't even seen.

"Last week, the Home Office wouldn't admit to having figures about how often
checks were downgraded.

"Now we know those figures exist and that checks were downgraded 260 times in
one week alone - potentially for hours each time."




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Re: 124,000 Migrants lost by Border Agency

Post  chrissie on Tue 15 Nov - 12:58

http://news.sky.com/home/article/16110726

The former head of the UK Border Force has said he did not "extend or alter in any way whatsoever" the Home Secretary's trial relaxation of border checks.

Follow our live blog for all the latest updates from the committee

Giving evidence to MPs on the Home Affairs Select Committee, Brodie Clark said: "I introduced no additions to the Home Secretary's trial neither did I extend it or alter it in any way whatsoever."

Mr Clark resigned last week after a 40-year career at the Home Office, following claims he had acted without the permission of Home Secretary Theresa May.

He said: "I was meticulous in ensuring that my top operational team and my senior port managers had complete clarity on the Home Secretary's requirements.

"Over the first month of the trial I reported weekly to the Home Secretary as she had required.

"Aside from teething issues, the trial delivered into the border business exactly as she had wished.

I am no rogue officer; nothing could be further from the truth.

Brodie Clark

"I did not enlarge, extend or redefine the scope in any way.

"I have not wilfully or knowingly sanctioned an alteration to border checks that has contravened existing Home Office policy."

He added: "I am no rogue officer; nothing could be further from the truth."

Keith Vaz, chair of the committee, replied that Mr Clark's statement was "in flat contradiction" to the evidence Home Secretary Theresa May gave to the committee last week.

Mr Clark's appearance comes after a UK Border Agency (UKBA) official leaked emails claiming some passengers arriving on private charter flights did not face any passport or customs checks.

The official, working at Durham Tees Airport, voiced concerns to management at the UKBA that his staff did not even see some of the passengers.

He was told the "no-checks policy" was part of a "new national General Aviation Strategy being rolled out" and that the policy at his airport was "consistent with national policy".


It was the latest whistleblower to claim border officials were authorised to water down checks at ports and airports on orders coming from Home Secretary Theresa May.

Figures released by Labour show checks were relaxed hundreds of times under a pilot scheme authorised by Mrs May. In one week this summer, controls were eased a total of 260 times.

Mrs May said she only approved a limited pilot scheme to relax checks on some European passport holders.

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So anything or anyone could be brought in on a private plane?

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