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UK Border Force could strike over Channel refugee ‘pushback’ plan

Border Force officials could strike over Priti Patel’s “morally reprehensible” plans to turn back dinghies in the Channel, a union has said. The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), which represents the vast majority of Border Force staff who would implement the “pushbacks”, has joined forces with the refugee charity…
bubmag
January 5, 2022
UK Border

IT systems failure blights UK Border Force electronic passport gates

Oleksii Nykonchuk - stock.adobe.com The Home Office confirms the UK Border Force electronic passport gates are up and running again after passengers complain of missed flights due to earlier immigration processing delays By Caroline Donnelly, Senior Editor, UK Published: 24 Sep 2021 16:59 An IT system failure that blighted the…
bubmag
September 24, 2021
UK Border

Does UK border relaxation risk spread of new Covid variants?

Getting to grips with . . . Ministers insist new quarantine-free rules for US and EU travellers are safe by The Week team 29 Jul 2021 Allowing US and EU tourists into the UK without quarantine will leave the country vulnerable to new Delta-like Covid variants, Labour has warned. The government…
bubmag
July 29, 2021
UK Border

UK border posts in race to be ready for EU import checks

Concerns have been raised again that several border control posts in the United Kingdom may not be ready by January when checks on some imports from Europe are scheduled to come into force. Physical checks on products of animal origin will begin in January 2022. Import declarations start in October…
bubmag
July 9, 2021
UK Border

UK border surveillance regime highly privatised, says Privacy International

Research from Privacy International raises concerns about the deep involvement of technology companies in the development and deployment of various technologies throughout the UK’s border regime, along with the lack of scrutiny they receive By Sebastian Klovig Skelton , Senior reporter Published: 12 Feb 2021 10:45 Private technology firms involved…
bubmag
February 12, 2021