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Sunday, 08 July 2007

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Today we have another confirmation that the strategy for dealing with the terrorist threat is not guided by common sense. The chief of Interpol states that there is a clear link between stolen passports and terrorist activity. And yet the British Immigration service is failing to check visitors against a freely available database of stolen passports.
Instead of instituting this cheap and focused procedure it is wasting millions on checking water bottles and other liquids. It is contemplating other expensive broad spectrum measures, which place everyone under suspicion, while ignoring information about stolen passports - crimes already committed.

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