reohn2 wrote:Canuk wrote:reohn2 wrote:In 24 hours:-
A truck every 4minutes at Dover = 360
Every 80 minutes = 18
Backlog = 342 per day
Not quite. It currently takes 4 minutes to do a customs check on a truck for intra EU transit. Out of the EU on the 29th with no formal agreement in place it will take 80 minutes per truck. 10,000 trucks a day leaving British ports. I've already done the math above. The EU will impose the strictest 'Third Country' checks, which in terms of scrutiny I would rate as 'comprehensive'. Hence the time required.
And that's assuming the French and the Dutch authorities don't try and aggravate things the other side (which in all likelihood they will). And it's also not taking into the account the fact the Gilets Jaunes movement might not take advantage of the situation at French ports. A blockade for example, given the chaos existing in Britain would be very easy to put in place.
Unspeakable chaos doesn't even touch the sides.
You initially said Dover
Is there really 10,000 trucks a day leaving UK ports?
Yes. There is.