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Ready or not: The Home Office: a crisis in waiting

  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:35
Print section Print Rubric:  A just-about-managing department looks ill-prepared for Brexit Print Headline:  A crisis in waiting Print Fly Title:  The Home Office UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  China’s Xi Jinping has more clout than Donald Trump. The world should be wary Fly Title:  Ready or not Main image:  20171014_BRP006_0.jpg “I DON’T think, under current resources, that the challenge of Brexit can be met, and certainly not met smoothly.” David Wood’s verdict on the Home Office was damning. On October 10th Mr Wood, who until 2014 was head of immigration enforcement at the department, told a parliamentary committee of his grave doubts about his old employer’s ability to deal with Britain’s exit from the European Union. John Vine, a former chief inspector of borders who also gave evidence, said that at the Home Office “management of change was ... European Union

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