Dynasty - Joan Collins Blasts U.k. Officials Over Airport Chaos
Dynasty legend Joan Collins has urged British officials to employ more border staff after she was one of thousands of passengers held up in airport chaos on Tuesday (15May12).
The actress was appalled to find lengthy queues of travellers waiting at passport control after she arrived at London's Heathrow Airport, and took to her Twitter.com page to voice her frustration.
She tweeted, "Arrived (at) Lhr after great trip on British Airways but 1000s waiting at passport control."
Collins then implored Home Secretary Theresa May to hire more immigration officials, adding, "Listen up Ms May - need more officers."
Keith Vaz, chairman of the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee, who was also at the airport, explains, "I felt pretty ashamed as a British MP. It was absolutely packed. There were people with babies running to beat the queues."
British politicians are facing increased pressure to minimise travel delays this summer (12) before an influx of tourists arrives in the capital for the Olympic Games.