Airlines warn of Easter gridlock

Eleven airlines, including British Airways and Virgin, have warned the Home Secretary that Britain's airports could end up gridlocked over Easter because the border controls are "dangerously understaffed."

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Border Force: Security will not be compromised

A UK Border Agency worker checks a passport Credit: Reuters

A Border Force spokeswoman said: "We will not compromise border security, but we always aim to keep disruption to a minimum by using our staff flexibly to meet demand.

"Carrying out full checks at airports help us stop threats from terrorists, criminals and others who want to harm the UK, and make sure that only those with the right to enter the UK can do so."

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