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Border inspector to move on

[ August 1, 2014   //   ]

Chief inspector of borders and immigration, John Vine is to resign at the end of the year. He has been in the post for six years during which he set up an independent inspectorate and extended his original term of office twice at the request of the Home Secretary. “After publishing over 50 inspection reports and making close to 500 recommendations, the time is right for me to seek a new challenge,” he said. Announcing his resignation early would give the Home Secretary enough time to appoint a successor and ensure a smooth transition. He had decided to leave at the end of the year and before the next general election, rather than in July 2015 when his term is due to end.