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U.K. Plans Cuts to Border Force Budget, Labour Opposition Says

  • Opposition party cites `whistleblowers' inside agency
  • Home Office says Border Force budget still being determined

Britain’s opposition Labour party said the government is planning to cut its border force budget by 6 percent in each of the next two years, citing “whistleblowers” within the agency that it didn’t identify.

The reduction would result in 88 million pounds ($124 million) of cuts during that span, Labour said on its website Saturday. Border Force staff say they were told in internal meetings to expect two years of 6 percent cuts, the party said.