Coming through Gatwick yesterday... not a pleasent experience.
Gigantic queues to leave the country? Well, yes.
The latest moronic ukase from the Home Office- we should check everyone leaving the country so that we might just catch the odd illegal who should not have been there in the first place.
So let me get this right: tens, or even hundreds of thousands of people are going to be inconvenienced substantially and at considerable cost to the tax payer.
I ask the "border guard" how many"illegals" they have actually caught.
I will give you a clue... it is a round number.
Yep that is right- nil.
So, no cost benefit analysis, no perception of the real cost at all- just a government determined to make an empty gesture in order to be seen as doing "something" in order to tackle a "problem".
A certain occasional American visitor to our shores has the perfect word for this: