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No deal Brexit plans ramped up: 5,500 new Border Force officers hired to quell Dover chaos

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New Prime Minister Mr Johnson sent Priti Patel and Michael Gove to the port – Europe’s busiest – in an attempt to quell the concerns of hauliers worried about the management of Dover should Britain come out of the EU without a deal. Officers will funnel queues of hauliers in and out of the Port to avoid grilling queuing should a no deal Brexit come into play. In a statement, a Cabinet Office spokesman said: “During the visit, the Ministers met with representatives from the haulage, freight and port industries to discuss plans for October 31 and looked at the work being done to ensure the UK is ready to leave the EU.

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“This includes vital work to make sure traffic continues to flow smoothly at both the port and the surrounding roads after Brexit.

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“They also met Border Force officers to talk about the steps they have already taken to maintain both security and the flow of goods and people at ports across the UK, including training more than 5,500 officers for Brexit.”

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The officers are in the process of being trained in the final 60 days before the Halloween Brexit deadline.

Home Secretary Ms Patel said: “The work being done by Border Force is vital to ensure that the UK border remains one of the safest and most efficient in the world.” READ MORE BELOW

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No deal Brexit plans ramped up: 5,500 new Border Force officers hired to quell Dover chaos

New Prime Minister Mr Johnson sent Priti Patel and Michael Gove to the port – Europe’s busiest – in an attempt to quell the concerns of hauliers worried about the management of Dover should Britain come out of the EU without a deal.

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