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.
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.
(Footage of lorry queues into the Port of Dover.)
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.
This is the moment James O'Brien reacts to former Brexit Secretary David Davis telling LBC that the haulage industry's failure to act has led to post-Brexit tanker and HGV driver shortages.
Sir Keir Starmer blames fuel 'chaos' on Boris Johnson's 'failure to prepare for Brexit consequences' 28/09/2021
ITV News Political Editor Robert Peston questions Keir Starmer about the fuel crisis and asks how big a role Brexit has played in the chaos seen at forecourts across the country
‘Clear link’ between UK’s exit from EU and shortage of truck drivers, says former negotiator
Thousands of British petrol stations ran out of fuel due to panic buying on Monday, after days of long queues at pumps caused by the lorry driver shortage. Analysts say that, in addition to Covid, the speed of the Brexit process bears a lot of responsibility for the crisis...
Labour’s shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves spoke to Channel 4 News ahead of her conference speech. She said she has “no plans whatsoever” to increase income tax adding that Brexit has “played a part” in the shortage of HGV drivers causing fuel shortages and queues at petrol stations across the country.
"Andrew, you and I know that in 2016 there weren't shortages in the supermarkets, there wasn't fuel rationing" Lord Andrew Adonis told Andrew Castle.
This lorry driver tells James O'Brien that no European HGV operator would take up the UK's offer of a 3-month visa to save Christmas.
As BP closes sites ... the Road Haulage Association's Rod McKenzie says issues are down to Brexit, the pandemic and a historic shortage 24/09/2021
"#Newsnight was the first TV programme to highlight this in the summer... the government could have acted then." / As BP closes sites due to a lack of lorry drivers, the Road Haulage Association's Rod McKenzie says issues are down to Brexit, the pandemic and a historic shortage
'Sir Roger Gale (Tory MP) says one farming business in his constituency has had to trash £320,000 worth of produce due to no pickers and no drivers.' 15/09/2021
Sir Roger Gale (Tory MP) says one farming business in his constituency has had to trash £320,000 worth of produce due to no pickers and no drivers. / There are cries of “Brexit, Brexit” around the house… and the Govt front bench looks nervous.
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.
Covid, Brexit and a shortage of lorry drivers has been blamed for delays in collecting people's household rubbish. Ceredigion, Powys, Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan councils said they were already facing delays or expected further delays. Residents said their household or garden waste had been left on the kerbside for weeks.
In a video from 2019, Farage says passionately that the food shortages threat is "Project Fear" and "should be utterly, completely, totally, disregarded.”
Call in army to get goods to shops after driver shortage sparked by Brexit and Covid, government told [1 min] 03/07/2021
Fears of ‘unimaginable’ supply chain collapse triggered by 60,000-strong shortfall of HGV drivers.
Post-Brexit: Businesses hit by labour shortages call for Brexit rules to be relaxed [5 mins] 08/06/2021
As the UK economy begins the long road to recovery, many businesses are wondering: where have all the workers gone?
Post-Brexit: Businesses hit by labour shortages call for Brexit rules to be relaxed [4 mins] 02/06/2021
As the UK economy begins the long road to recovery, many businesses are wondering: where have all the workers gone? ... From farms to factories and hospitality to haulage, many industries are warning they won’t be able to bounce back unless Brexit rules on workers are relaxed. We report from Kent.