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Q&A: Brodie Clark and the UKBA border checks row

By Dominic Casciani
Home affairs correspondent

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image captionBrodie Clark is alleged to have authorised officials to abandon biometric checks on some occasions

The row over claims that UK border controls were relaxed without ministerial agreement continues to rumble on, with ex-border force chief Brodie Clark insisting he is "no rogue officer".

Home Secretary Theresa May, however, has insisted he acted without her authority.

Labour have called the affair a "fiasco" and demanded to know whether anyone posing a risk to national security was allowed to enter the UK as a result.

So what is the background to the furore?

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