The BBC’s Analysis Editor Ros Atkins examines whether post-Brexit border checks were to blame for disruption at the Port of Dover at the weekend and to what extent.
The managing director of a Swindon-based coach operator has spoken out after chaos at the Dover crossing led to passengers waiting several hours to get onto ferries.
'Post-Brexit reality': Dover delays were 'predictable', says travel journalist Simon Calder [3 mins] 02/04/2023
Travel expert Simon Calder told Andrew Castle the continued delays at Dover port are a result of Brexit.
'These are the consequences': Travel Editor says Brexit is to blame for massive queues at Dover [2 mins] 01/04/2023
When we voted to leave the EU we signed up to such queues and delays at the border, says The Independent's Simon Calder.
Following a weekend of utter chaos at the Channel crossing, James O'Brien reminds listeners how the Tories insisted Brexit would not bring about these very issues.
British Ports Association denies Liz Truss' claim Brexit isn't causing Dover chaos [1 min] 24/07/2022
Mark Simmonds, director of policy at the British Ports Association has said Brexit is responsible for delays at Dover, just hours after Liz Truss blamed the French authorities.
'Leaving the EU has made leaving the UK much more difficult. We asked to be treated like this Ian - we said we want to be third-country nationals, we want to have all of that bureaucracy.' [2 mins] 23/07/2022
Aerial footage shows thousands of lorries queueing on the main road towards the port of Dover on Saturday, with UK authorities blaming French officials for the chaos – a claim France has denied. A major incident was declared as a second day of travel disruption consumed the key port amid additional post-Brexit checks.
Dover port boss blames Brexit for delays as he explains passport 'checks and stamps' [6 mins] 23/07/2022
Port of Dover boss Doug Bannister has told LBC that it's "absolutely true" that Brexit is ultimately to blame for the extreme delays at the port of Dover because passports require extra checks.
Ministers urged to fulfil promise of new facilities, as desperate drivers forced to ‘s*** in bushes’.
The Government say massive delays at Dover this week are nothing to do with Brexit, while banning staff from giving interviews. / One customs agent took us inside to speak to drivers who had been waiting up to 24 hours. / Every single one of them blamed Brexit.
New Brexit border checks causing queues at Dover and delays will get worse, says union [4 mins] 26/01/2022
The Unite union says the queues of lorries outside the town of Dover are a “direct consequence” of the introduction of additional border procedures at the beginning of the year.
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Lorries are continuing to face tailbacks at Dover, which have been 'sparked by new Brexit checks'.
But the chief executive of the Port of Dover says UK and French governments need to work together to ease new processes.
New biometric checks at EU border in Dover, Kent, will cause 'miles of traffic jams' [3 mins] 21/01/2022
ITV News Business and Economics Editor Joel Hills reports on the expected delays due to be caused when new biometric checks at the EU border in Kent are introduced.
‘Brexit to blame’: Huge lorry queues at Dover as port bosses call for talks on EU checks [1 min] 21/01/2022
‘It’s entirely Brexit,’ says haulier who has been caught up in 15km queues.
Listen to Nigel Farage and he'll tell you the biggest problem in Dover is a swarm of immigrants, flooding its beaches. / But the number of people crossing the English Channel in small boats is relatively small. / Meanwhile, the UK haulage industry has been brought to its knees by a driver shortage induced by Brexit and coronavirus.
Ministers accused of building 'pointless lorry park in Kent' after announcing £700m for trade checks [1 min] 12/07/2020
'This is all so pointless. We are creating a vast customs bureaucracy, with costs passed on to the consumer'
'This is our star, look after it for us' - Led By Donkeys project pro-EU video on to White Cliffs of Dover 31/01/2020
Anti-Brexit campaigners Led By Donkeys have projected a pro-European video on to the White Cliffs of Dover to mark the UK's departure from the EU.
This van driver gave a fascinating insight into how Brexit will affect business in Britain - leading some Brexiteers to admit they may have voted the wrong way.
Police fear the fallout from a "no-deal" Brexit could lead to "wide-scale disruption and dangers for the general public" and have warned they may not have the resources to cope.
Britain sent a convoy of nearly 90 trucks on the road to Europe's busiest ferry port Jan. 7 to test how the country might cope with a no-deal Brexit.