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Plane-load of Ryanair passengers enters UK with no passport checks after Border Agency blunder
The Daily Mail / dailymail.co.uk ^ | Last updated at 7:54 AM on 15th September 2010 | By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

Posted on 09/15/2010 12:44:12 AM PDT by thecodont

A plane-load of people flew into Britain from Spain without having their documents checked in either country, officials have admitted. Passengers on the Ryanair flight are furious that there was no system in place to check for possible illegal immigrants or terrorists. The plane left Malaga and flew into Bournemouth, where the 180 passengers walked out of the airport without showing their passports.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1311887/Almost-45-Ryanair-passengers-enter-UK-passport-checks-Border-Agency-blunder.html#ixzz0za6m3aKB

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: airports; borders; bournemouth; malaga; passport; security; terrorism; uk
Wasn't there some news story about the Amsterdam airport being seen as a weak point/easy entry for terrorists? It appears that a lot of weak points are being tested.
1 posted on 09/15/2010 12:44:19 AM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

Most likely this is being done to move infiltrators around to their destinations;

So much for all this hi-tech security and super-secret double protection against the enemies of freedom…except that the world’s governments can take out radio talk show hosts, free speech and those who don’t agree with the New World Order, such as 17 year olds knowing how to use the internet calling the Kenyan Clown a Mau Mau and the charlatans what they are: __________________ fill in the blank.

Wait for it, just wait...can you say: Political Prisoners.


2 posted on 09/15/2010 1:11:03 AM PDT by ntmxx (I am not so sure about this misdirection!)
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To: thecodont

If it were a flight from some third-world country, I would understand the uproar—but Spain is a part of the Schengen area, so anyone flying out of there must already have had his passport checked by European authorities.


3 posted on 09/15/2010 1:42:54 AM PDT by Smile-n-Win (Keep your change. Give me liberty, or give me death!)
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To: Smile-n-Win

It’s called free trade!

/sarc


4 posted on 09/15/2010 1:50:42 AM PDT by Solitar ("My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them." -- Barry Goldwater)
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To: thecodont

I flew in and out of AMS a number of times.
I did not find it any different then any other international airport. One does not leave the international section without
showing a passport at a normal immigration desk.
Actually it is my favorite airport in the world.
What does concern me is that in the EU, there are no longer any stops at the borders.
It is no different then driving from one US state to the next.
My longest drive was from Budapest to Amsterdam, with no border stops, just just empty booths, where there use to be
immigration and customs checks.


5 posted on 09/15/2010 3:43:26 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: AlexW

My wife and I regularly drive from England to Poland and back and the only border our passports get checked at is the UK one.


6 posted on 09/15/2010 3:52:00 AM PDT by Da_Shrimp
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To: AlexW
What does concern me is that in the EU, there are no longer any stops at the borders.

It's called Schengen (and it's not really an EU thing, there are countries in the EU that are not part of Schengen and also countries outside of the EU that are part of Schengen). The idea is that if you come from a friendly country, you must already have been checked by the friendly country's immigration officers, so there is no reason to perform the same check again and again and again. I think this is one of the few things about Europe that actually makes sense. :)

7 posted on 09/15/2010 7:10:29 AM PDT by Smile-n-Win (Keep your change. Give me liberty, or give me death!)
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To: Smile-n-Win

“It’s called Schengen”

Yes, with ten years traveling Europe, I know all about Schengen.
While it is convenient to move between countries without
border controls, It does nothing to protect each country.


8 posted on 09/15/2010 7:21:18 AM PDT by AlexW
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I think protecting a country should primarily be the military’s job. Not that your typical European country has much of a military worth mentioning, of course—but if they had them and actually used them to defeat the jihadists and whomever else was attacking them, it wouldn’t be necessary to worry about stopping them at the borders.


9 posted on 09/15/2010 9:06:56 AM PDT by Smile-n-Win (Keep your change. Give me liberty, or give me death!)
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