UK Border Agency under fire for letting 500,000 into UK without proper checks
A new report by UKBC shows that thousands were allowed through passport control in the UIK without being examined against the Home Office’s Warnings Index, a list of known dangerous criminals and terrorists.
Home Secretary Theresa May has responded by making plans to split the UK Border Agency into two in the hope that it will improve checks, running the UK Border Force separately from the Border Agency.
Tory MP Douglas Carswell referred to the border agency as a “Mickey Mouse” operation following the evidence that half a million passengers who arrived from France, including those who had visited Disneyland Paris, were let in without having to face terrorist checks between 2007 and 2011.
Also in the report was evidence that students from “low risk” countries arriving at Heathrow Airport were allowed through as long as they “otherwise appeared to be genuine students”.