Daily Archives: November 8, 2011

Kiran Stacey

Theresa May authorised a pilot scheme to relax border controls on certain people temporarily to allow more time to be spent checking people border staff thought were higher risk.

This has blown up into a big story for two reasons: 1) she didn’t tell parliament; 2) she claims that border staff were relaxing checks further than she had authorised.

But an email I have seen, apparently from someone at the UK Border Agency, suggests May should have known if border controls were being relaxed beyond her instructions.