Eric 71 former shipyard worker from Newcastle
"There's a lot of average working guys that have done exactly what I've done and it's just not going to be possible now. I don't think anyone expected the rug to be pulled from under them so quickly."
Why so Eric? UK voted Leave EU
& then voted for Johnson as *impatient* to 'Get Brexit Done'?
BBC misleading reporting of "new rules" here and not the *accurate* *existing rules* for *non EU* citizens. The term "Freedom Of Movement" not used i.e. the thing @Conservatives have "proudly" stopped. I wonder why?
Fucking BBC. This is also where people should feel badly let down by @Keir_Starmer & @LabourParty . They should be explaining clearly to people like Eric why they can no longer enjoy the benefits of the richer and more priveleged. How a vote for leaving the EU meant this...
(or at least by not at least staying in the EEA) & a vote for the conservatives is shutting you back down in your "know your place" box. How UK reverting to Europe being preserve ("playground") of the rich fm my early 1970s childhood..with same restricted choices at higher costs

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14 Jan
Brexit also brings UK pork sector to standstill. Surprise eh? @RichardAENorth 🙄
UK pork processors are experiencing significant issues in exporting products to the EU, which has already brought part of the industry to a complete standstill, risking knock-on impacts on farm.
The widely seen footage of overzealous Dutch (*my edit: "no they were not"*) inspection officials confiscating ham sandwiches transported by British hauliers is just the tip of the iceberg as far as the UK pig sector is concerned.
The NPA’s processor members have reported that
excessive (*my edit: only for non-EU members*) bureaucracy associated with paperwork requirements are causing delays at Dover, Calais and other ports. With pork being a perishable product, these delays are making UK shipments unattractive to buyers in the EU, forcing processors
Read 23 tweets
13 Jan
Remarkable the number of brexiters who are generally saying now that UK is subject to non EU/EEA member/3rd country rules ("diktat bureaucracy"/UK helped create) it is "justification" for be subjected to the non member rules.. they detest
The mindset is incredible.
Reporting doesn't help in not pointing out here, Dutch seizing of ham sandwiches is same Brits can expect on entering any EU.. or EFTA country or Oz/USA/Canada ...*or NI* ...or upon returning to GB
(from 1/7 only with regards to EU/EFTA because HMG hasn't provided the capacity)
Which again leads me to the UK official 6 months "border facilitation" flow over compliance smugglers charter.. that UK media so reticent to report on all.
Right now anybody bringing goods into GB does not need to lodge full customs declarations until 1/7 and
Read 7 tweets
9 Jan
"...but let’s be clear, there is not going to be a famine".

so count yourselves lucky

Brext benefits…
Haulage firm boss Lorenzo Zaccheo, managing director of Alcaline UK in Lympne near Hythe is expecting deliveries to take two-and-a-half days longer than last year when the country was still following EU rules.
He said vehicles were currently getting stuck at ports for seven hours
and European hauliers were turning down work in the UK, even when offered twice the usual rate.

Mr Zaccheo told Today he thought the problems would go on for “months” longer.
“First of all there are not enough clearing agents out there –“It is just a complete mess.
Read 4 tweets
9 Jan
Most don't yet seem to be grasping same will befall GB/EU trade...same GB/NI *customs & regulatory barriers* are now here too.
& as with GB to NI...greater in one direction (GB to EU) than in the other (EU to GB)...

The lack of balanced to/from circular (back-load) flow the same
Before I learned about even M&S/major companies caught unawares by the new adverse trading conditions I'd have expected more general readiness for what's coming GB/EU over GB/ not so sure.
Once the Dec. stockpiling reduces the approach to end of Jan will be *interesting*
& btw worth pointing out yet again the official 6 months HMG "border facilitation" flow over compliance policy is a euphemism for "smugglers' charter"...
and as above won't actually work (a la GB/NI) unless it's in balance both directions.
Read 5 tweets
8 Jan
From a friend
"Wanted to message you: as of right now DPD has completely suspended road transport into Europe and ParcelForce has suspended their Euro Priority service into Europe (this being their only service that offer DDP)
Thus... I am royally fucked
2/ as I have promised this to customers. Also.. Amazon has demanded this from their sellers.
Only other potential option is to use flight options costing upwards of £25-30 per shipment (for the little 300g packages I send). God bless UK sovereignty!"
...another friend worked at DPD many years. None of directors believed they'd be fucked trying to send 25 trailer loads with 1000s of consignees all needing separate customs declaration clearances. They told her businesses wouldn't let it happen and that she should vote leave
Read 4 tweets
6 Jan
From another friend:

"Currently we've got 20 loaded trailers parked at XXXXX. but not ready to go because XXXXX and XXXXXX having a row over whose job it is to sort the customs declarations out. We also have multiple loads (near where I used to live 😬) . The same problem
On Monday we sent 4 trucks to XXXXX to load export. Once loaded, the trucks then spent 20 hours waiting for to customs stuff to be sorted. Business is totally unprepared for this
Also got 4 loads at a warehouse in XXXXX but we can't take them to the port because.....
Yep that's right, the customs stuff isn't done
I'm having a few days on containers because regular work pulling Tautliners quiet. I'll be back on that soon & we load a lot of trailers for Ireland. These always ship out of Bootle. I'll let you know how get on with the Irish stuff
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