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UK border checks failings

A series of failings in the government's £500m border control system have been identified in an inspector's report. Fewer than two-thirds of passenger movements were covered and 649,000 alerts to potential drug and tobacco smuggling were deleted.

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'E-borders' scheme 'needs fundamentally revised'

John Vine, the Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration said the Government's "e-borders" scheme had failed to fulfil the overwhelming majority of its intended remit, despite costing the public a billion pounds over ten years.

Outlining the catalogue of failures revealed in his report into the NBTC he said the project needs "fundamentally revised" as its achievement has been "pretty underwhelming."

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