Theresa May is reportedly 'furious' about allegations that border controls were relaxed this summer, allowing non-EU nationals in without identity checks, and not checking entrants against 'watch lists' of 'people of interest'. Three officials, including the head of the UK Border Force, have been suspended while an investigation is carried out.
For Labour, of course, this isn't enough, and Yvette Cooper (Mrs Balls) is asking some pretty searching questions.
Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper has written to Mrs May to ask how many terror suspects or illegal immigrants may have arrived during the period covered by the claims.That is a question to which there can be no answer (if no-one was looking, how can anyone tell who got through?), and she knows it, but it doesn't stop La Balls from trying to score a petty political point.
This, from the party who relaxed border controls from 2001 to 2008 as part of a deliberate plan to encourage mass immigration, in order to "rub the Right's nose in diversity". As a result of that policy, we simply don't know how many illegal immigrants got into the country, nor whether they were terrorists or tourists. But to question the policy was to be branded a racist bigot.
Labour: stinking opportunistic hypocrites, the lot of them.