New face-recognising equipment at the Post Office will be used to record the identity of foreign nationals in the city.
The Post Office downstairs in WHSmith, in Gallowtree Gate, Leicester, unveiled its new "biometric unit" yesterday.
Officials demonstrated how the equipment can read fingerprints and analyse faces of people applying for a Biometric Residence Permit, which were first launched in 2008.Orwellian "face-recognising equipment" installed in a Post Office crammed into the basement of a shop because the Crown Post Office has been closed. What better monument could there be to the last Labour government?
It seems that Labour agrees with me. According to this tweet from Liz Davies, all three of the city's MPs turned up to watch.
At launch of#Leicester biometric residence permit service in WHSmiths w @keith_vazmp @jonashworth 1st non-crown post office location in GB
— Liz Kendall MP (@leicesterliz) September 21, 2012