[Update 2012-05-15 11:14:32] Entering the UK was very easy. The queue was about 1/2 of normal for those from non-EU countries while it was about normal for the EU queue. The IRIS scanners were operational. There was more of a queue there; however, I was in and out in less than 5 minutes. I think the UK Border Security shot themselves in the foot here. They go on strike and we get better service with fewer people??
[Update 2012-12-26 17:10:16] The link I had to the Washington Post went stale. I’ve removed it because I couldn’t find the article. It used to point here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/british-border-workers-set-strike-date-in-dispute-with-government-over-retirement-age/2012/05/02/gIQANcFQwT_story.html
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