al_yrpal wrote:Apparently 80% of food imports come in containers which are unaffected by the blockade.
That is not true. You may be repeating something from someone who was confused by Boris's claim that "these delays – which are only occurring at Dover – only affect human-handled freight, and that is only 20 per cent of the total arriving from or departing to the European continent," https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/ ... ember-2020
So that's 20% of all freight, not only food and definitely not only fresh food, and in both directions, not only imports. And imports are not currently blocked. It's just that even more EU drivers won't come here if there are now covid restrictions on top of Brexit delays.
There are numerous puzzling things about the claim, not least that only Dover is affected. Are the French borders at Dieppe, Cherbourg and so on still open?
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