Open Europe’s new report offers a clear-eyed assessment of the practical and political hurdles the Prime Minister may face.
Posts Tagged: Dover
We took ads on Facebook to trumpet our town’s success stories. It also helped that the local MP is recognised to be fighting for Brexit.
This is what we have been doing at the Dover front line – working hard on preparations for disruption. We are making sure that we stand ready.
The large ports that handle container mega carriers – bringing products like the device you’re reading this article on – can be as much as 95 per cent non-EU.
Charlie Elphicke: The customs debate is pointless if we aren’t ready with a new system. Government is failing and must succeed.
When I asked freight experts at a Treasury Select Committee hearing if we still had enough time, they said: “You would have to get a hell of a wiggle on.”
It would be prudent for that to become the presumption. Even if we do end up with a deal, infrastructure improvements will be welcome.
The second article in a five-piece series by the author on how Britain must prepare for March 31 2019 – and has less than 600 days to get it right.
The first article in a five-piece series by the author on how Britain must prepare for March 31 2019 – and has less than 600 days to get it right.
It wouldn’t take much to bring our ports to a grinding halt. Here’s how we can plan ahead to secure smooth-running free trade as we leave the EU.
The right answer is to discourage people from coming to Calais in the first place, and to help people directly in the Middle East.
Charlie Elphicke: We’ve heard it before. We’re hearing it again. But this time the Calais Jungle really must be closed.
And here is my five point plan for making it happen.
Charlie Elphicke: We must counter people-trafficking and terror threats in the English Channel now. Here’s how.
Recall the navy. Send for marines. Learn from France’s willingness to deploy armed guards. Bring in a New Dover Patrol.
If this happened once at Heathrow there would be uproar. But repeated problems at the Channel Ports are simply met with dithering.
Two are ties, and Labour are ahead in three, though well within the margin of error.