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Backlog: Lorry drivers parked on the M20 in Kent after the Port of Dover was closed

Backlog: Lorry drivers parked on the M20 in Kent after the Port of Dover was closed

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Backlog: Lorry drivers parked on the M20 in Kent after the Port of Dover was closed

The closure of French ports to outbound UK cargo has raised fears over a similar scenario should the UK crash out of the EU without a trade deal.

Northern Ireland business leaders responded by ramping up their call for the Government to ensure a Free Trade Agreement is reached during the ongoing Brexit talks.

It comes as France banned lorries carrying freight from the UK amid fears over the new mutant coronavirus strain.


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