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Questions need answered on UK border controls

The Brexit campaign makes much of "taking back control of our borders", but what does this mean? In fact, the UK has never had a full border control to take back.

In the unlikely event of an acceptable level of movement being agreed, what I have not yet seen is any reasoned set of proposals for bringing this additional control about. Who will be controlled? All entrants including visitors? How much bigger than at present will the necessary border force be? What will it cost?

What additional in-country checking procedures will be required to prevent transgression? What feasibility studies have been carried out? Will there be common controls for everyone? And what is the projected timescale for bringing all this about?

PROFESSOR JOHN SALT

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