Thursday, 15 July 2010

Fair Play Or Foul?

Or Just Plain Mindless Bureaucracy?

If the US government, who insisted the rest of the world institutes the stringent machine-readable requirements for 'acceptable' forms of passports, are willing to temporarily recognise the Iroquios lacrosse team's non-machine readable passports* to cross their borders, then why are the UK Borders Agency not willing to accept and allow the issuing visas for the team's trip to what should be a prestigious tournament that would reflect well on the UK? Clearly the spirit of fair play did not enter into it but at least the chances of the England team winning their first match in the 2010 World Lacrosse Championship (which was due to be against the Iroqoius) has improved following the decision and has improved their chances of making it out of the first round Blue Division.

* That they and other members of the Iroquois Confederacy have successfully used to travel around the globe for the past 33 years.

No comments: