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Iris border control system opened at Gatwick

Posted in Uncategorized by ukliberty on May 17, 2007

Now in operation at nine terminals in the UK.

Overhaul of border security takes a step forward


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  1. DW said, on May 17, 2007 at 6:45 pm

    Just to clarify – this is a frequent-flyer passenger convenience gimmick with little to do with actual “security”, and any assertion that it will be “toughening Britain’s borders” is utter garbage. Though that may be a given since this is a Ministerial assertion…

    FTA: “Only those individuals who meet the enrolment criteria and have had their details authenticated by an immigration officer are able to use the technology.”

    I can’t see ‘the illegals’ queueing up to enrol for this one. Theatre, gimmickry, and the “biometric Immigration Documents” should be a bit of a giveaway as to what ID system this will be linked to (or even become) at some stage…

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