MPs criticise 'impossible' e-Borders schedulehttp://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/04/07/e_borders/
An influential group of MPs today claimed the government's timetable for the £1.2bn e-Borders programme is "impossible" and criticised the lack of progress on legal problems. The Home Affairs Select Committee said that officials have not resolved concerns in Europe.
Separately, on Tuesday, the government of the Isle of Man announced plans to include itself in e-Borders. The decision means that travellers to the Irish Sea Crown dependency from the UK will continue to not need a passport. However those from Dublin will, effectively breaking up the Common Travel Area. The Steam Packet Company, which runs ferries to the Isle of Man, raised concerns over the practicality of the plan and its potential impact on the 5,500 passengers it carries from Ireland annually. Ireland annually.