With the Economy Under Pressure, Can We Afford Brexit-Related Obstacles at UK Ports

Pryce, Vicky (2022) With the Economy Under Pressure, Can We Afford Brexit-Related Obstacles at UK Ports. Birmingham City University, Centre for Brexit Studies Blog.

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This past weekend has seen one of the most chaotic periods for lorries trying to leave the UK for continental Europe- compounded by the misery for passengers trying to get away for the Easter break. There have been special factors of course. Disruptions to P&O services following their controversial decision to fire some 800 workers and replace them with cheaper agency workers from abroad has not helped. Services are meant to resume soon but regulatory approval is still being awaited. But the problem has been compounded by a Brexit systems failure, something that now feels almost inevitable as we transition from an era of virtually no checks at the border to one with a multitude of checks, even if the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the UK and the EU managed to negotiate a tariff- free goods regime.

Item Type: Other
12 April 2022Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Centre for Brexit Studies, CBS, Brexit, BCU, EU, European Union, UK, Birmingham City University, UK Government, UK politics
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-03 - politics > CAH15-03-01 - politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise and Professional Services > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Alex De Ruyter
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2022 14:59
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2022 14:59
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13170

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