On my last visit to London, I was waiting in the line for the Border Control in Heathrow, when the digital board said that due to stricter checks they need to spend more time with each person, and thus the lines are longer than usual. That may sound like a very good reason for the excessive waiting time. However, it was very easy to notice that among the 13 stations allocated to non UK/EU citizens, only four were staffed. If the British government (and their UK Border Agency) is really concerned with the quality of the inspection (and it should be), but would like to reduce the waiting time, the solution is very simple – have more border officers on board. This is doubly infuriating since the British believe they invented the queue (“Britons will still be first in the queue, and second, and third”, Times, 2003), and thus should assume more responsibility in educating those coming to the Kingdom.