Thu. May 23rd, 2019

No-deal Brexit: Disruption at Dover ‘could last six months’

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Queues of lorries left residents near the Port of Dover unable to get out to buy basic supplies in 2015

Dover and other Channel ports face disruption of up to six months if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, ministers have said.

The revised warning comes after technical analysis by officials on traffic flows if there are delays with customs checks in a no-deal Brexit.

While this is regarded as a worst case scenario, the public sector is being asked to rewrite its contingency plans.

NHS leaders are being urged to check plans medical supplies can be secured.

Dover disruption warning in no-deal Brexit

Dover and other Channel ports face disruption of up to six months if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, ministers have said. The revised warning comes after technical analysis by officials on traffic flows if there are delays with customs checks in a no-deal Brexit.

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