Now shipping bosses are lining up to criticise Tory Brexit

Last Updated: September 7, 2017By Tags: , , , , , , ,

Foreign-registered trucks enter the Port of Dover [Image: Graham Mitchell/Barcroft Images].

How many more experts and industry representatives have to line up against the Tories before the general public finally accepts that Theresa May’s Brexit is a national disaster?

Note – I didn’t write “will be”. It is already a national disaster.

It can only get worse. That’s what these people are telling us.

Shipping and port bosses will warn Theresa May that a two-year transition period after Brexit will not be long enough to ensure “frictionless” trade continues in Dover and other British docks.

David Dingle, the chairman of Maritime UK, which represents marine and shipping industries, said he was “very nervous” about the future and concerned the government was putting £16bn worth of business in jeopardy with threats of no Brexit deal.

His concerns stemmed, he said, from the reality of developing new customs declarations systems in time to prevent gridlock at ports and their approach roads.

Source: Shipping bosses: two-year Brexit transition will not be long enough | Politics | The Guardian

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  1. Ian Andrews September 7, 2017 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    Brexit will be a disaster for the entire freight distribution industry in this country the moment we are just a large warehouse for mainland Europe as its cheaper and faster to dock here and warehouse the stuff than to land it on the mainland, add Tariffs to that and the bottom will fall out of the industry overnight

  2. NMac September 7, 2017 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    We are in the hands of a nasty cabal of hard-line, right-wing Tories, some of whom are little better than Nazis. They really don’t care how much damage they do to the country or the vast majority of people. Even the Tory John Major referred to them as “Bastards”.

  3. Kate George September 7, 2017 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    I worked in International trade since before we joined the EU trade agreement and it was always going to be a disaster. I voted to go into the EU in the ’70s (I was only just old enough to vote) and I voted to stay in this time, because everyone in the freight/shipping/logistics business could see what would happen, it was a no brainer, The least we could do to mitigate the damage is to stay in the EU free trade agreement and the Customs union. Anything else is economic suicide.

  4. Barry Davies September 8, 2017 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    Brexit will be the best thing that has happened for the british people for 45 years, it is the peoples Brexit that we want the one we voted for which remain supporters dubbed hard brexit, not the remainer dubbed soft brexit or to be more accurate in in all but name.

    • Mike Sivier September 9, 2017 at 2:17 pm - Reply

      The one that less than 37 per cent of the electorate wanted, and that an increasing proportion of that small number are turning against.

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