THERE’S undoubtedly been either mis-management or under-staffing – probably both – at the British government’s passport bureaucracy.
But whatever the extent of the backlog (and there’s claim and counter-claim about the numbers), people who have booked a holiday without having a full six months validity on their current passports, and those applying for their first passports, have only themselves to blame if they imagined that getting the little red book could be done as speedily as getting a supermarket loyalty card.
Leaving it until the last minute is the triumph of hope over common sense, and it’s left many with flight tickets but, sadly, not the document that allows them to leave the country … and get into others.
David Kernek, Go Holiday editor
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