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Border row: 'We will be overwhelmed'

The UK Border and Immigration Agency has not put enough members of staff on duty to cope with the number of passport checks that will be needed over the busy Easter break, according to a front line officer.

The member of staff, whose words are spoken by an actor to protect his identity, spoke to the BBC after airlines warned the home secretary that Britain "risks gridlock" at airports over the Easter break, because of staff shortages.

He said the real problem was not the Easter weekend itself but the weekend after, when British tourists come back from their holidays.

  • 04 Apr 2012
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