“Ian Josephs said:
The “Nanny State” and Under a Tory government too. How can such measures stop child trafficking when the biggest offender of all in that sphere is the UK government as represented by UK Social Services in collaboration with the UK family courts?”
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The Home Office is advising families travelling with differing surnames to bring birth or adoption certificates to the airport, to prove the identities of children within family units.
Officers at the airport are to step up interrogations in a bid to tackle child trafficking and exploitation.
The request was not well received by parents, and some member of the public on Twitter, who felt the new policy was draconian and heavy handed.
A tweet posted on 1st August, highlighting the change has received over 500 comments, most of which appear to be deeply critical of the move.
Replying to the Home Office on Twitter, Welsh MP Hywel Williams said:
“Wholly unacceptable. Having different surnames is not some bureaucratic problem. My wife is Davies- she’s not an add-on to me. My children are Hywel – a pattern becoming more common in Wales as we shed practices enforced…
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