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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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John Vine 'surprised' by e-Borders inspection findings

Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration John Vine says he surprised the use of e-Borders information to "export the border" is not happening.

Despite being in development for over a decade, and costing over half a billion pounds, the e-borders programme has yet to deliver many of the anticipated benefits originally set out in 2007. I was surprised that the use of e-Borders information to "export the border" by preventing the arrival of a passenger because they had either been deported or excluded from the UK previously, was not happening.

– Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration John Vine

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