The damning document reads: “It takes two hours to be processed, by which time a fugitive might have left the country.”
The report went on to hail Britain’s departure from the EU as an opportunity to confront foreign providers over failings and tighten the system.
“Brexit provides an opportunity to close this rail and ferry loophole and push operators to cooperate.”
The report is called The Border Audit and demands the roll out of a new identification system for EU citizens to the entire population.
The paper continues: “The TDI (Travel Documentation Information) information for rail and ferry passengers is only sent to the National Border Targeting Control (a border force unit) once an individual has checked in, rather than 24 hours before a flight in the case of API (advanced passenger information), leaving insufficient time for proper checks to be made.”