The concisely monikered Chief Inspector of the UK Border Agency yesterday published two very critical reports on UKBA operations. One was on the visa operation in Pakistan and the other was on removals of families. These reports were actually completed before the election, but publication was put back during purdah. John Vine sounded pretty frustrated about that at the time, but must be pleased that the families removals report has ended up coming out at a highly relevant time politically.
The families removals report has had more media coverage, so I plan to come back to this story and pick out some choice quotes from the Pakistan report when I get a chance. I thought the Nigeria report was pretty damning, but this one is apparently their most critical yet.