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Truck queues could be 7,000 long when Brexit transition ends, ministers warn

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UK ministers have warned of 7,000-truck-long queues in Kent after the Brexit transition period ends as a worst-case scenario if hauliers fail to prepare for changes to customs rules. ... The Road Haulage Association (RHA), meanwhile, said its meeting on Thursday with Gove had fallen “far short of our expectations”.
Responding to the worst-case scenario document, the RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett, said: “We’ve been consistently warning the government there will be delays at ports but they’re just not engaging with industry on coming up with solutions.


Less than 100 days to go and the RHA advice on their website is still 'you are definitely going to have a lot more administration and costs but nobody knows what's actually going to be involved'. The worst case scenario, which we seem to be barrelling towards, involves losing rights for about 95% of our current commercial journeys into EU nations or others that we have deals with through EU membership (which means because of transition at the moment).

I think 7000 trucks would equal a queue about 140km long (if it's very efficiently organised). That would take it to Slough, Stevenage or Cambridge ish. And completely close the M25, obviously.

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The idea that the pandemic will provide cover for no-deal Brexit was always stupid, how are people not going to notice that the roads have ground to a halt and there's no food on the shelves?

It's quite possible that they're using it for that purpose though, why say the restrictions would be likely to go on for 6 months and suggest that the army might be used otherwise? Making sure they can keep us off the streets in January.

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The new rules do appear strangely more useful for preventing rioting and protests than preventing tbe spread of a virus...

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I still think there is going to be some sort of deal at the year's end, though its almost certainly going to be sticking plaster stuff now.


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Johnson says it is fact that test and trace does not have an impact on biological spread. But it can tell you where the disease is.


Um......I'm not even sure where to start with this. Unbelievable.

I'm just going to say I'm pretty sure it does if you do it right and leave it there. :wall:

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He was embarrassing, again.


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Afternoon all.

It would appear that the National Trust have a new marketing angle - "Now even less chance that you'll bump into Anne Widdecombe"

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Ah yes...the Kent Border issue...

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NEW Gove confirms a de facto internal border in Kent - rephrasing previous tweet (this is something transport industry been v worried about)

Truckers will have to have a "Kent Access Permit" to get into the county says Gove. It will use police and ANPR to enforce

This Kent Access Permit will be issued once trucker has completed their paperwork.

But sources in industry say it is impossible to implement unless police patrol the Kent border. They have asked govt to explain this. This is first time govt has said police will be used
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Three months to go.......


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It won't - as it should - be "Ah, it would appear that there are a fair number of issues to which we gave absolutely no thought whatsoever before telling everyone about the bright sunny uplands"

It'll be "This is the wrong kind of Brexit."

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Thanks Roger - that Twitter thread is full of gallows humour.

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Will the Kent Access Permit be called a Kermit?

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Willow904 wrote:
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Johnson says it is fact that test and trace does not have an impact on biological spread. But it can tell you where the disease is.

Um......I'm not even sure where to start with this. Unbelievable.

I'm just going to say I'm pretty sure it does if you do it right and leave it there. :wall:
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He was embarrassing, again.
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Last night's thread exchange between PorFavor & Sky
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I've had some good rest, fresh air & I've been adequately fed.
I'm not currently anxious or experiencing a panic attack.

The evidence all suggests government is fine with whatever disorder their leadership inspires.
I don't need to know the future to know what's likely gong to happen.


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And guess what?

Gibraltar have decided they would rather like to stay in the single market...and have effectively erected a border with the UK.

https://twitter.com/nicktolhurst/status ... 4859872257

All going swimmingly...

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Last night's thread exchange between PorFavor & Sky
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Very nice to hear they had a good time together.


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Willow904 wrote:
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Johnson says it is fact that test and trace does not have an impact on biological spread. But it can tell you where the disease is.


Um......I'm not even sure where to start with this. Unbelievable.

I'm just going to say I'm pretty sure it does if you do it right and leave it there. :wall:
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The UK has recorded 6,178 new coronavirus cases, according to today’s daily update to the coronavirus dashboard. That is a big increase on yesterday’s figure (4,926) and close to the highest daily figure ever recorded (6,201 on 1 May).
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/li ... 22f19d2e33
The daily dashboard shows the UK has also recorded 37 new coronavirus deaths. This is highest daily recorded total since mid July, and it takes the headline total to 41,862. But this figure only covers people who have died within 28 days of testing positive. The total number of people in the UK who have died from confirmed or suspected coronavirus is more than 57,600.
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More than 450 long-finned pilot whales became stranded in harbour in Tasmania with rescuers managing to save about 50
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Study abroad in 2021 at The University of Kent. Apply now.


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And I like this too...

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Brexit was supposed to turn the UK into an economic superman, but all we have ended up with are more clerks in Kent
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Sorry Roger, Clark Kent is in Number Ten . You wait !
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WHO'S TO BLAME FOR BREXIT CATASTROFUCK, UPDATE:

EU
Remainers
Judges
Civil servants
People talking Britain down
Experts
BBC
Kier Starmer
Previous Parliament
Theresa May
Sunshine
Moonlight
Good times
Boogie
Hauliers

NOT TO BLAME
The Vote Leave government


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What's not to like?


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