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Chaos ahead of Brexit 'no deal' foretold by port closures

Retailers' food shortages warning and pound drops in value in wake of Brexit implications

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France has imposed border restrictions with the UK amid concern over the spread of a coronavirus mutation (Gareth Fuller/PA)

France has imposed border restrictions with the UK amid concern over the spread of a coronavirus mutation (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Stephen Kelly

Stephen Kelly

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France has imposed border restrictions with the UK amid concern over the spread of a coronavirus mutation (Gareth Fuller/PA)

There were food shortage warnings and the pound dropped after French ports shut to UK outbound freight in what business leaders said was a foretaste of a no-deal Brexit.

On Sunday France banned lorries carrying freight from the UK amid fears over a new mutant coronavirus strain.

Within 24 hours it has caused chaos among supply chains.


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