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What's Happened At The Borderd After Brexit, Any Hold Ups?

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dave50 | 11:08 Mon 08th Mar 2021 | News
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Anybody know if there has been hold ups at customs and queues of lorries waiting at the borders because of paperwork as was predicted? It seems to have gone quiet, I have heard the occasional snippet about the fishing industry and individual firms struggling to get things through but that's about it.

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its all been quiet probably because of covid. that has dominated the news. Though i did see a piece by a fisherman who claims they have been sold out by this government.
It depends which border you are enquiring about Dave.

The cross-channel border seems to be coping reasonably. However, the border that has been created within the United Kingdom so as to protect the EU's precious "Single Market" does not see to be doing quite so well:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-56175024

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-56285874

But then that's hardly surprising. If you create a border within an independent sovereign state so as to avoid one between that state and a supranational political bloc then a few people are bound to get the hump.
The Road Haulage Association claims that the export volume of goods was down 68% at one point, and says that now around 50% of lorries are returning empty to the continent.

Michael Gove has been reprimanded by the UK Statistics Authority for using unpublished and therefore unverifiable data in his rebuttal of these claims. Official figures are due soon.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/mar/06/uk-statistics-authority-rebukes-gove-over-observers-brexit-figures
Theresa May was about to do a deal with the EU which would have meant roughly what we have now. The DUP wouldn't have it (unsurprisingly, but then why support Brexit?)
Boris Johnson promised the DUP - in person at their conference - that4 he'd never agree to anything similar.
Then he did.
You cannot have Brexit without either some form of barrier between NI and the EU (ROI) or between the island of Ireland and GB.
At least no one has come up with a solution. Boris Johnson's "achievement" there was simply to go back on his word to ne lot of people on order to please a greater number.
Now he and his chief enforcer are blaming the EU for something which is certainly rubbish: but he agreed it and signed it off.
Lord Frost is apparently considering relaxing restrictions on imports because the current barriers are causing significant enough delays to cause shortages in supermarkets:

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/brexit-border-delays-food-shortages-b922698.html

In addition the Food and Drink Federation says that our food exports have fallen by half. Not very surprising considering we have chosen to make trading with our nearest neighbours more difficult.
//You cannot have Brexit without either some form of barrier between NI and the EU (ROI) or between the island of Ireland and GB.//

That is only true if you believe that there must be a barrier between the UK and the EU. There is no doubt that the EU weaponised the Irish Border issue as soon as the Brexit talks began. What has been clear from the outset is that neither the UK, Ireland nor the EU was prepared to impose such a border. We have now moved to a situation where that weaponisation has continued. We have the ridiculous situation (for example) where anything with soil attached (potted plants, used farm machinery) cannot be moved from one part of the United Kingdom to the other. It seems GB soil has become severely contaminated since January 1st (despite being perfectly agreeable for the previous 48 years and despite the UK not relaxing its sanitary regulations - with NI being subject to that same regime). Frankly the EU are extracting the urine. We should have left Ireland and their EU masters to devise and arrange whatever border controls they wished - which almost certainly would have been none.
There is a food shortage fear because of Border delays.
Ministers are considering relaxing (Brexit Border Barriers)
for concern about food shortages in Super Markets.
Lord Frost is considering a scale back on full Border checks.
Seems like Brexit was all a waste of time and money.
just feel sorry for all those Turkeys that voted for Xmas


No shortage of any food here. Plenty of everything in the shops. Scaremongering again gulliver. How is your vaccine program going in your EU going great here just waiting for my second jab now.
// How is your vaccine program going in your EU going great here //

Terrible.
28 million jabs in EU.
22.5 million jabs in UK.
Sunk, comparing the UK with the whole of the EU is not a fair comparison. There is not country in the EU that has done more vaccinations than the uk.
dannyk13

theshedman compared UK and EU, I just provided the figures. Of course the UK is doing much better than every other EU nation.
Smoke and mirrors!
No doubt Boris will take the credit if Nazanin Zaghari is freed from her Iranian jail but swerve away from blame if Brexit food shortages kick in.
Gullible.
\\No doubt Boris will take the credit if Nazanin Zaghari is freed from her Iranian jail but swerve away from blame if Brexit food shortages kick in.//

what food shortages? or will you ignore my question just like you ignored my question to you about lorry parks?
By your figures then sunk over 22 million jabs here in the UK and 24 million between 28 countries so we are doing great not terrible. Just trying to twist things doesn't make you look good and as usual no answer to it from gulliver.
gulliver1

You should acquaint yourself with the reason Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliff has languished in an Iranian prison for 5 years - Boris Johnson. He told the Iranians she was there training journalists, when she was just on holiday there.

https://news.sky.com/story/boris-johnson-apologises-to-nazanin-zaghari-ratcliffe-over-anguish-11125157
So much for the sky falling in. What a load of rubbish it was.
16.04 He will still try to score points . He is a the Con Party

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