Stansted queues 'unacceptable'

Passengers at Stansted Airport were delayed for up to two hours at passport control yesterday. A spokesman at the Essex airport has said that queues are "unacceptably long" and further action is needed to address the issue urgently.

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Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper: Theresa May needs 'to get a grip'

The shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper has called on the Home Secretary Theresa May to "get a grip" of delays at UK airports.

She said:

"So much for the Prime Minister ordering Theresa May to get a grip last week. The chaos at our borders is clearly spreading to port after port - damaging our global reputation and our security too.

"This is becoming a circus, with staff being shunted from port to port to try and keep up because they cut so many in the first place without a back-up plan.

"She needs to get a grip, sort out unacceptable delays at our borders and make sure their are enough officers available at all our ports to maintain security too."

– Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper

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