To attempt to banish the sights of two hour waiting times as witnessed earlier this year in the run up to the Olympics, plans are underway that could see passengers from Australia, Canada, the USA, New Zealand and other “old commonwealth” countries fast-tracked fast tracked as they do not need a visa to enter the country, as outlined by outgoing UK Border Force head Brian Moore to the Commons home affairs select committee.

This proposal, which was trialled earlier this year, has drawn criticism as it would in effect mean that the rich would be granted a quicker passage into the country. 

Similar priority queueing systems are already in place in other countries around the world. 

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