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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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UKBA spokesman: ‘We will not compromise border security’

Flag at Stansted Airport as passengers at the airport faced "unacceptably long" immigration queues Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

A UK Border Force spokesman said: "We flexibly deploy staff to meet demand, meaning that the vast majority of passengers pass through immigration controls quickly.

We will not compromise border security but work closely with airport operators to keep delays to a minimum."

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