Ban threat to airlines which refuse to share passenger lists

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Airlines are to be forced to share passenger lists with the security services as part of the latest crackdown on international terrorism.

Carriers that do not agree may not be allowed to land in Britain.

Prime minister David Cameron announced a series of measures yesterday design to prevent Islamic extremists from returning to the UK having fought in Syria and Iraq.

It is estimated that around 500 British nationals have travelled to the region to fight for groups like Islamic State, which has been gaining ground in Syria and northern Iraq.

As part of new discretionary plans to meet the threat, the government will also introduce laws enabling security force to seize the passports of anyone under suspicion at UK borders.

Cameron told the House of Commons: “What we need is a targeted power to exclude British nationals from the United Kingdom. We need to address any potential gap in our armoury to keep our country safe.

“It is a duty for all those who live in these islands so we will stand up for our values, we will in the end defeat this extremism and we will secure our way of life for generations to come.”

The announcement of the crackdown comes just days after Britain’s terror threat level was raised to severe indicating an attack was highly likely.

Sourced from Travel Weekly


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