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Post by Irn Bru on Sun 24 Jul 2016 - 0:44

Motorists have been hit by delays of up to 14 hours through Kent to get to the Port of Dover, with many holidaymakers being stuck in traffic overnight.

Port officials said delays built up due to understaffing of French border posts during heightened security checks.

The port warned of road delays of five to 10 hours, and Kent Police said there could be continued disruption for another 36 to 48 hours.

Police are flying in water for stranded motorists by helicopter.

P&O Ferries said there were estimated waiting times of up to 12 hours via the A20/M20, and up to three hours on the A2/A256, in addition to two hours at the port.

It said "vast volumes of holiday traffic" had compounded the security problems.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-36873632

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Post by nicko on Sun 24 Jul 2016 - 5:39

Apart from business why would anyone want to go France?
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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Sun 24 Jul 2016 - 12:47

nicko wrote:
Apart from business why would anyone want to go France?


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MAYBE just passing through,  on their way to somewhere else  ?

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Post by nicko on Sun 24 Jul 2016 - 12:57

That's the only reason in my opinion.
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Post by Tommy Monk on Sun 24 Jul 2016 - 23:20

This is probably down to the strikes against adverse changes to workers rights and conditions that the socialist French govt are trying to force through onto the people... and as directed by the eu...



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Post by Angry Andy on Mon 25 Jul 2016 - 9:45

Tommy Monk wrote:This is probably down to the strikes against adverse changes to workers rights and conditions that the socialist French govt are trying to force through onto the people... and as directed by the eu...


Probably the most stupid remark posted in the history of forum.posting.

Does Tommy blame cloudy weather on the left too?
The difference between 99% of posters on here and Tommy is that we are adult, and Tom is a dolt.

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Post by Tommy Monk on Mon 25 Jul 2016 - 11:07

The mass strikes in France have been going on for a couple of months now...


Although not getting much media coverage.


http://www.labornotes.org/2016/06/strikes-sweep-france-opposing-labor-law-rollbacks

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Post by Tommy Monk on Mon 25 Jul 2016 - 12:43



Oh dear... it apoears that hand shandy has now run away...


The question is... why would Frances leftie socialist govt be trying to force through these nasty changes to workers rights and conditions...?

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Re: Dover ferry port chaos leads to 14-hour traffic jams

Post by Irn Bru on Mon 25 Jul 2016 - 20:57

If we leave the EU without a deal on free movement then what you are seeing now will be common place. We are not a self-sufficent nation and we need to import and export products and most of our trade is with EU countries.

That's what's gonna happen - both ways

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Post by Tommy Monk on Mon 25 Jul 2016 - 21:24

Nonsense!


The problems were either caused by French workers taking strike action as I mentioned earlier... or by the illegal immigrants at calais kicking off again...


Neither of which is getting any media coverage over here so difficult to say which for sure.



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Post by Irn Bru on Mon 25 Jul 2016 - 22:21

Tommy Monk wrote:Nonsense!


The problems were either caused by French workers taking strike action as I mentioned earlier... or by the illegal immigrants at calais kicking off again...


Neither of which is getting any media coverage over here so difficult to say which for sure.



N0 Tommy, it's you that talking nonsense. But go on tell me what will happen at Dover if we leave the EU without free movement.

I'll tell you - it will be just like you are seeing now.
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Post by Tommy Monk on Mon 25 Jul 2016 - 23:21




Nonsense... we are currently still in the eu and still have free movement!!!



This was happening because of reasons I gave earlier.

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Post by Irn Bru on Tue 26 Jul 2016 - 0:37

Tommy Monk wrote:


Nonsense... we are currently still in the eu and still have free movement!!!



This was happening because of reasons I gave earlier.

Try answering this...

It's you that talking nonsense. But go on tell me what will happen at Dover if we leave the EU without free movement.

I'll tell you - it will be just like you are seeing now.


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Post by Tommy Monk on Tue 26 Jul 2016 - 0:39



But we are in the eu and free movement... so what caused the problems!?



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Post by Irn Bru on Tue 26 Jul 2016 - 0:45

Tommy Monk wrote:

But we are in the eu and free movement... so what caused the problems!?



It wasn't what you said it was it was security checks at Dover which proves what I have been telling you all along that that is what will happen without free movement and the introduction of Customs formalities at UK ports.

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Post by Tommy Monk on Tue 26 Jul 2016 - 10:39

No... it was problems at the security checks because of extremely low staffing levels... probably down to strikes!!!


Stop twisting!!!

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Post by eddie on Tue 26 Jul 2016 - 13:37

nicko wrote:Apart from business why would anyone want to go France?

Excuse me? I happen to love France and have roots in the French soils.

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Post by Tommy Monk on Tue 26 Jul 2016 - 14:57

Good skiing in winter...


My mum has an apartment in the south.

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Post by Irn Bru on Thu 28 Jul 2016 - 0:29

Tommy Monk wrote:No... it was problems at the security checks because of extremely low staffing levels... probably down to strikes!!!


Stop twisting!!!

I never twisted anything. What stikes? That is how it will be if we are out of the EU with no deal on the single market and free movement.

If you think it won't be like that then please tell me why?
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Post by Tommy Monk on Thu 28 Jul 2016 - 9:56

But it was like this while we are in eu, free movement and single market...


And has been like this before while under same eu conditions...


The strikes in France have been going on for a good 2-3:months... I posted a link detailing reasons for strikes...

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