EU to UK visas
"The answer is errr no. When was the last time a memeber of the EU had to get a VISA to travel to the UK."
People originally from visa countries who are legally resident in Europe need a visa to travel to the UK. This includes my wife (originally from the Philippines), even if she's travelling with me. It's a two day process that needs to be planned a few weeks ahead, although we never go to the UK now, it's just too time consuming to do.
"How do you know the paperwork was iffy?"
Because it wasn't enough to be trusted as declaring the identity of the person! If his ID wasn't iffy, then why wouldn't you take his ID as the declaration of his identity?!
"And isn't visiting a country a valid reason for travel?"
The UK requires proof that you have sufficient reason to *return* to your home country. The absence of sufficient proof is grounds for refusal of the visa.
"Really? So an attack by a known terroist "
*Known* terrorist???? And you even have their fingerprints ahead of time?
Examples, Brazil photograph and fingerprint US visitors in tit for tat response to USA fingerprinting them. Me being refused a husband visa and told I'd get better treatment if the UK treated Filipino's better. Ever dealt with a French town hall?
What the UK is doing is duplicating the identity process of other countries, and it's only justifiable, if there is no trustworthy identity process in the other country.
Or perhaps if it's, fingerprinting Americans in tit-for-tat response to them fingerprinting us. Otherwise it's just wasted duplication and a diplomatic insult.