posted on Feb, 20 2012 @ 08:12 PM
Monday, February 20, 2012 16:45 EST -- The Raw Story.
It looks like Britain has border security problems too !!
Apparently about 500,000 people were allowed in without terrorist checks !!
Does it really matter anyway ?
The plot thickens !
LONDON — Britain’s border agency will split into two following a row over security lapses which let hundreds of thousands of people into the
country without proper checks, the interior minister said Monday.
Home Secretary Theresa May took the step after an official report produced by John Vine, UK Border Agency’s independent chief inspector, found
around 500,000 Eurostar passengers arrived in Britain without being checked against a terrorism index.
“The Vine report reveals a border force that suspended important checks without permission; that spent millions on new technologies but chose not to
use them; that was led by managers who did not communicate with their staff; and that sent reports to ministers that were inaccurate, unbalanced and
excluded key information,” May said Monday.
Vine found that Eurostar passengers boarding the train in Paris bypassed the warnings index of suspected terrorists and that border checks had been
suspended regularly since 2007.
Were there any terrorist attacks during the time-frame ?