Originally Posted by Pablo
Do you actually read the daily mail ? Do you go onto thier website in the hope of learning something ?
Tabloid papers are a disgrace but what is worse are the people who read them. Sorry, i'll just go off and take my pills now.
I hate the Mail with a passion.
But it's not just them saying it. Basically they want to know who is leaving the country to go anywhere - probably cos they are too stupid to catch them coming in!!!
Currently passports are not checked as a matter of routine when people leave the country.
This is a telegraph article.
"Exit controls for departure to other countries within the European Union were scrapped by the last Conservative Government. The rest were scrapped by Jack Straw, when he became Home Secretary, after Labour won the election in 1997.
However, passport inspections at ports have gradually been reintroduced as the Government looks to prevent anyone on a Government watchlist fleeing the country.
Gwyn Prosser, Labour MP for Dover and a member of the all-party Home Affairs Select Committee, said: "I think e-borders are absolutely necessary," he said. "Governments of all complexions have always been criticised for not knowing who is in the country. This is a very sophisticated way of counting people in and out."