We are back from a short holiday abroad, so apologies to our regular readers for the lack of recent updates.
Anyone who has emailed us recently will have to wait for a reply a little longer, as we wade through close on a thousand alleged emails.
One of us witnessed the following at Heathrow Airport Passport & Immigration control this evening - a gentleman spent rather longer than average going through the control, when a human Home Office employee took a second look at him, since he had shaved off the moustache which he was sporting when his Passport Photo was taken. In this case things were sorted out good naturedly.
What would have happened had it not been a human, but a so called facial recognition system, such as is planned for ICAO standard Biometric passports, which failed to recognise his Biometric Identifier i.e. his actual face compared with the recorded image of his face ?