I know, get ye a life! It’s Christmas you old saddo!
I couldn’t resist this one though. It’ll only take a minute.
On Friday 23 December we had the above triumphal Telegraph piece sticking it to those unions. I responded then with:
Drugs, criminals, and ‘illegals’ flooding in, in ultimately ’embarrassing’ blow to UK Government?
And sure as you like, today I get this wee gift:
Emails reveal that people suspected of crimes such as carrying a false passport, drug smuggling, people trafficking and victims of modern slavery cannot be stopped by members of the armed forces if they hold valid travel documents.
Instead, a separate intervention has to be sought for suspected serious criminals or their victims from a fully trained Border Force officer, most of whom are currently on strike.
One Royal Navy officer warned in the emails that the inability to detain might “impact op [operational] capability during industrial action”.
The disclosure goes some way to explain why there has been little disruption at UK ports and airport since the PCS strike for improved pay and conditions began on Friday.https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/dec/24/uk-border-force-strike-armed-forces-cannot-detain-people-emails-reveal