Government planning ‘live test’ of disruption caused by no-deal Brexit
The Government is to use up to 150 lorries in a major test of its plans for UK border disruption in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
A “live test” on Monday will examine the proposal to use Manston airfield near Ramsgate as a mass “HGV holding facility” to alleviate congestion on the roads to the Channel ports, the Department for Transport has confirmed.
In a letter to hauliers, obtained by Sky News, DfT and Kent County Council officials say they would run tests during the morning rush hour at 8am, and again at 11am, to “establish the safest optimum release rate of HGVs” from the airfield to... read more
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