Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Single force to protect UK borders already useless?

's first unified border force is to be set up by the Government, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said today.

Officers from the Border and Immigration Agency, Revenue and Customs and UKVisas will be brought together, creating a single checkpoint for travellers at ports and airports.

It doesn’t really matter what he does. The border police were effectively neutralised in February when the immigration detention centres became full to capacity which meant that they had to stop picking up illegal immigrants.

Maybe Mr Brown’s real concern should be building more immigration detention centres so his changes would actually matter? I guess that’s not going to happen anytime soon though.

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