Brexit blamed for chaos in Dover hitting Easter travel, senior Tories say


he ruled is the fault of the Dover trip misery devastated Britain’s Easter holiday trips to the mainland, a senior Tory MP said Monday.

A lot of Conservative MPs refuse to acknowledge the economic and travel damage caused by stopping the European Union.

But Tobias Elwoodchairman of the Commons Defense Committee, is clear about the impact of Brexit.

After thousands of people were delayed on bus journeys to France in recent days, Mr Ellwood, Member of Parliament for Bournemouth East, tweeted: “Of course it has to do with BREXIT.

“Our current BREXIT model has led to an end to travel freedoms.

“But since they haven’t been replaced with new ones – processing takes longer – hence the delays.

“That’s why we need a BREXIT upgrade!”

Former Justice Minister Sir Robert Buckland also believes Brexit is at least partly responsible for the Dover stalemate.

“It seems there is a confluence of problems,” the South Swindon MP told Sky News.

“There is no doubt that some of the increased controls that are needed now since we left the EU will be part of that.”

He urged the British and French authorities to “work even harder” to ensure that the Channel crossings function properly during peak hours.

In particular, ministers failed to point out that Brexit is a factor in the chaos in Dover, and a large number of bus trips are said to be another reason.

Home Secretary Suella Braverman dismissed suggestions that Brexit could be the cause of port delays as passengers endured long queues and canceled trips.

Ms Braverman said it wouldn’t be fair to see the delays as “a negative effect of Brexit”.

Despite the government’s position, delays for Britons traveling to the EU are becoming increasingly apparent.

On Monday morning, the bus passengers who queued in Dover until eight o’clock had finally arrived at the port.

Traffic delays began on Friday and passengers hoping to get away for their Easter holiday on Sunday evening had to wait a few more hours to be processed at border controls and then board a ferry.

P&O Ferries told bus drivers to go straight to the port to join the buffer zone queues, where advanced passenger information (API) will be taken, but said “currently there is a waiting time of more than 6 hours to reach border checkpoints “.

In a statement issued on Sunday evening, the Port of Dover said: “All of this weekend’s bus traffic is now at the port, ready for processing through immigration controls. Buses are processed throughout the day, along with tourist cars and trucks.

“The Port of Dover continues to work with the ferry companies and border agencies to get the remaining bus passengers on their way as quickly as possible.

“We continue to offer our sincerest apologies for the lengthy delays.”

Separately, ministers also announced a new trade deal with 11 countries in Asia and the Pacific in recent days.

International trade secretary Kemi Badenoch rejected the government’s own analysis that it will increase the size of the UK economy by just 0.08 percent, a fraction of the economic damage caused by leaving the European bloc.

But she did not provide new figures on the benefits of participating in the comprehensive and progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, which includes Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexicoa, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.

The government’s spending watchdog, the Office for Budget Responsibility, says Brexit will cut the UK’s long-term potential GDP by around four per cent.

The Treasury Department has refused to make public its own analysis of the impact of Brexit, although Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has admitted there are some drawbacks.