“That was my last trip to England”
sunday january 3 2021
Charlie Parker Saturday
January 02 2021, 12.01am, The Times
European lorry drivers are ditching Britain as industry experts warn that Brexit red tape could create “gaps” on supermarket shelves.
Hauliers who were stuck at the border in Dover over Christmas now face “mountains” of paperwork to continue travelling between EU countries and the UK under a new trade agreement.
With about 80 per cent of lorries that cross the Channel coming from Europe, the Road Haulage Association (RHA) said if enough drivers quit Britain it could create a “knock-on effect” in supply chains.
Coquelles, on the outskirts of Calais, awaited the first freight as the Brexit transition period ended
Cristi Duhomnicu, 31, was transporting 20 tonnes of frozen chicken from Romania over the Christmas holidays when he became stranded in Dover as France shut its borders due to coronavirus fears.
“This is my last ever journey in England ….
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