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The Home Office has started testing how it might pick potential terrorists and criminals out of immigration queues by using computers that which give them risk scores generated from their personal details. Ian Neill, deputy director of the Home Office's eBorders programme, said the trial of risk scoring was already under way in …

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Anonymous Coward

Good!

We can all moan about civil liberties at home, and this government is surely hurting them, but no foreigner, and I'd argue a European, has a divine right to enter the country ... we can pick and choose who ever we want, it is our right as a sovereign nation.

You can't hurt the civil liberties of foreigners are they have no right to come here.

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We do get some weirdos here don't we...

It may not be obvious to the anon poster who is obviously happy to treat foreigners as sub human, but even if we shared his prejudice, the proposed "risk assessment" protocols are to be used, primarily, on people BOARDING aircraft - i.e. on their way out of the country (usually) not on their way in. The aim is to spot people who might be a danger to aircraft. Once you've disembarked, unless you've left a little something behind, you've pretty much wasted your opportunity...

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