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No wonder the Home Office had the Innovative policy of texting people when their Visa expired here! Hence the 1 million+ people with illeagal status in the UK?

If we do not check people leaving if they have, when, complying with Immigration policy, then we may as well abandon the Visa regulations altogether. I cannot think of one of the 50 countries i have travelled through, where they don’t exit you on the immigration system, & therefore have a record of yr compliance & travel patterns (for profiling for eg).

Whilst it is not related to scanner use, it is another security measure which is poorly applied in the UK. As others have noted, knee jerk reactions, when we don’t apply the regulations we have already make the whole process full of faults.

T4 simply don’t have manned immigration. If they did, we would know more of who is in the country, & it would add to the “supposed” security in the UK. This would ensure that we can profile accurately, & benefit those like BT readers, who demonstrate a secure pattern of travel & safety.
Full body scanners for every route & every passenger is simply not viable. It also makes no difference if every airport in the world does not implement them, as demonstrated, aggressors can still fly one way in, from areas of poor resource, or security.

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