by Steve Beasant on 21 October, 2017
The National Audit Office report on the UK border that was released today shows:
“This independent report shows the stark reality facing Britain’s border security. A 4% cut in the workforce over the last few years risks undermining public confidence and increasing illegal immigration. Added to this is the Brexit disaster which could lead to a potential 360% increase in customs declarations, and a more than doubling in the number of entry checks.
“What this could mean is gridlock for millions of people returning from their holidays waiting longer for their passports to be checked, and a backlog of lorries entering and leaving the UK. This is not what people voted for.
“In Coalition Theresa May dragged her heels on introducing exit checks, and we are now once again seeing the Conservatives are not taking these issues seriously. If they refuse to rule out a no-deal Brexit they must be honest about what that will cost, which once again shows why when the facts of Brexit are known, the public must be allowed to have their say on it in a referendum, so they can exit from Brexit if they decide to do so.”Leave a comment