Saturday, April 1, 2023

Brexit impact: nightmare scene over Britain’s main entrance to the EU

London. – Long lines in Dover Border Crossing continued this saturday One of the busiest weekends of the year, the continent is closed for hours on end with traffic jams and nightmares for holidaymakers on the way from Britain to France.

The chaos led to accusations between Paris and London, the former attributed to the standoff. The result of poorly organized passport control and therefore Brexit and another is pointing fingers at the staff shortage at French customs.

Some vehicles from England and Wales on Friday Queued for more than six hours before border controlTo write Guardian. The situation does not seem to improve even on Saturday.

Long Queues In Dover
Long Queues in DoverGareth Fuller – PA Wire

The British foreign minister—and in the race to replace Boris Johnson as head of the Conservative Party and therefore the aspiring Tory leader in Downing Street— Liz Truss called the situation “unacceptable” and called for the intervention of the French authorities, saying the situation was “completely avoidable”.

Long Queues On The M20 Near Folkestone, Kent, As Traffic Jams In Dover Delay Vacationers To Leave
Long queues on the M20 near Folkestone, Kent, as traffic jams in Dover delay vacationers to leaveGareth Fuller – PA Wire

For his part, the French deputy for Calais, Pierre-Henri Dumont, believes the problem is destined to repeat itself.

In his opinion, this would be a situation “triggered” by Brexit. “We need to do more checks than we have before,” he said, stressing that the port of Dover is “too small,” with very few places for checks.

A Tourist Riding A Bicycle With His Suitcase Passes Through The Port Of Dovera
A tourist riding a bicycle with his suitcase passes through the port of DoveraGareth Fuller – PA Wire
Nightmare scene at Britain’s main entrance to the European Union

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