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New Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration


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David Bolt, the new Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, started work on 1 May 2015. It is now quite some time since John Vine stepped down, and since any report was published.

The last sentence of the announcement rather jumps out:

Prior to 2001, for 25 years Mr Bolt was a member of the Security Service, serving in a range of operational and policy roles, from Executive Officer to Director.

Is this the man to publicise and uncover government failings?¬†Maybe we will find out, maybe we’ll never know.

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Colin Yeo

Immigration and asylum barrister, blogger, writer and consultant at Garden Court Chambers in London and founder of the Free Movement immigration law website.