Mugshot Pile Reaches Critical Level as 480,000 Passport Applications Await Processing

By Gary Cutlack on at

The Passport Office's boss has said they've "lost control" of the backlog, as 480,000 await their British passports. 3.6 million passport applications have been made since January, so everyone must be planning to go somewhere nice this summer.

The shocking state of the passport backlog was revealed by passport office boss Paul Pugh, who was questioned about the mess by a parliamentary select committee. He apologised to anyone who's literally or metaphorically sweating over the arrival of their papers. [Sky]