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Passport e-gate outages are an embarrassment to Britain

8 May 2024

8:49 PM

8 May 2024

8:49 PM

Queues that stretch for hours. Technology that doesn’t work. And a system so poorly designed that this isn’t the first time it’s broken down. There appears to be a perfectly innocent explanation for the failure of the passport e-gate system across the UK’s airports last night – a ‘system network issue’ – despite the wilder conspiracy theories that immediately started circling on the internet.

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