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NEWS: Immigration: UK Party Wants 'Border Police'

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posted on Mar, 29 2005 @ 06:22 AM
The Conservative party have placed 'controlled immigration' on their top five 'to-do' list if they get into power. They have now said that they would create Britain's first 'border police' force made to protect the UK against illegal immigration.

The current leader of the party said that this new 'border police' would bring together officers who are currently working at ports and airports from customs, Special Branch and immigration.

"We will have one face at the border. One police force. With one chief constable. With just one job: securing Britain's borders," Michael Howard said today.
In a recent Guardian poll, immigration and asylum emerged as the one policy area where the Tories lead Labour, by around 11% of those "likely to vote".

In a separate news conference today, on crime, law and order, the Liberal Democrats also pledged to create a specially dedicated border force. Party leader Charles Kennedy said it would strengthen the fight against terrorism, drugs, organised crime and people smuggling.

Mr Howard's decision to re-employ his party's strongest card came after an Easter weekend nightmare for the Tories. The party's deputy chairman, the Arundel and South Downs MP Howard Flight, was sacked on Friday from both positions over taped remarks at a party function. Mr Flight had said the Tories' proposed £35bn of efficiency savings and cuts would only "be the start".

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Could be a good thing as Britain is becoming quite overly populated with illegal immigrants, but when the pros and cons (money saved and money spent) is weighed up will it really be worthwhile? Will the cost of having a 24-hour police force along the whole border of Britain cos less to the taxpayers than the current situation with illegal immigrants?

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posted on Mar, 29 2005 @ 01:13 PM

Tho if they wanna save money, perhaps they can take a lesson from us Yanks and get volunteers.

it'll be hard to quantify the money saved, since there is still a large amount of illegals already in place causing drain on services and crime. It'll take years to make a significant dent. But the gains in a long term process like this will be valuable, for economy and sovereignity.

Tho what will this "police force" do? Arrest illegals? or turn them around and deport them? Arresting them will still be a heavy drain.

posted on Mar, 29 2005 @ 01:17 PM
Hopefully deport them.

posted on Mar, 29 2005 @ 01:44 PM
Just sounds like a consolidation of already existing measures and personell. Britain is hardly becoming over populated with illegal immigrants, we have relativley few.

Phugedaboudet, the reason we will not have volunteers is that the last thing needed is vigulantees(sp?) running around. Mark my words, what is happening in the US will have major ramifications. Major problems will come of it.

posted on Mar, 29 2005 @ 02:27 PM
How is britain supposed to have "border police"?

We get 5000 men and women give them a gun and a set of handcuffs and throw them in the english channel?

or is this just extra security at ports? and the tunnel?


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