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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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Labour: May needs to sort out 'catalogue of chaos'

Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper says Theresa May needs to sort out the "catalogue of chaos at border control".

Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper. Credit: Press Association

Speaking of John Vine's report findings, she said: "She needs to stop drug-smuggling information being deleted and get the proper border controls in place, rather than relying on divisive gimmicks like ad vans instead.

"The Home Secretary must urgently explain why hundreds of thousands of possible drug-smuggling records were deleted in 2012 without having ever been read.

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