Port of Dover declares critical incident – and you know Brexit is to blame

Giving the public what they want: the British are often mocked by people from other countries as a nation that likes to queue. It seems Brexit has exacerbated that tendency.

The Port of Dover has declared a critical incident as coach passengers faced long delays before boarding ferries.

It’s another Brexit benefit, isn’t it?

Here’s the story:

P&O Ferries and DFDS Seaways … reported delays to ferry and coach services, citing bad weather and hold-ups at French border controls.

P&O Ferries announced on Twitter just before 9pm that it was providing refreshments to coach passengers waiting at the cruise terminal and working on getting food and drink to passengers waiting in the buffer zone at the entrance to the port.

The port said high volumes of coach traffic were due to the Easter holidays.


Here’s an alternative view:

Which do you think… holds water?

Source: Port of Dover declares critical incident as coaches face long wait to board ferries | Transport | The Guardian

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3 thoughts on “Port of Dover declares critical incident – and you know Brexit is to blame


    All the reports in the MSM fail to mention Brexit by name of course. “Lengthy passport checks” plus ferry operators “booking too many coaches” are the reasons given. Passport checks did not happen pre-Brexit did they? The classic maroon EU passport was universally accepted

    1. Stu

      I absolutely agree.
      I travelled to and from Belgium either by coach or car many times and was always quickly waved through on my way out of the UK.
      The coaches were only held up at Calais by UK staff preventing illegal entry.
      Brexit has changed all of that thanks to the new UK rules and France has no option but to reciprocate.

  2. John Costello

    I am still surprised by the number of people who voted for Brexit who failed to realise that one of the consequences of Brexit would be that French border control officers would need to be based here in order to check passports before people could travel!

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