Britain’s coastal security
Migrants, refugees, terrorists and a referendum…
Britain’s very porous borders: Having just three boats to patrol coast is a security gamble, says ex-Navy chief
Britain’s borders are at risk from terrorists and uncontrolled flows of migrants because so few boats patrol UK waters, a former head of the Royal Navy warned yesterday.
Just three Border Force vessels patrol 7,700 miles of coastline after another was deployed to the Aegean Sea to tackle the migrant crisis.
The situation, described by Admiral Lord West as a ‘complete mess’, comes after aerial surveillance of Britain’s shores was scrapped in January to save money.
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