On 15/08/2019 11:30, Pamela wrote:
Post by Pamela Post by Andy Walker Post by Pamela
The delay per lorry will increase. Or are you claining it won't?
There's no particularly compelling reason why it should. The
usual process with things like customs checks is that most cars/lorries
are waved through and a proportion are checked more carefully. You
can adjust the average delay by adjusting the proportion.
Honestly Andy, get real. Checks after Brexit are not going to be the same as
No doubt. But not the checks that normally cause delays at the
port -- eg, searching the lorry for illegal goods or immigrants, and
checking that the contents match the paperwork. Others have pointed
out that the paperwork itself is normally handled elsewhere, not on
arrival at the port. If there are minor changes in the procedures,
with corresponding minor changes in delays, then, as above, that can
be handled by waving [or, as some correspondents are quaintly putting
is, "waiving"] through more or fewer of the lorries.
Of course, it is always possible that either the authorities
or other groups [ferry operators, drivers, fishermen, ...] will take
steps to block or delay operations -- the French are particularly
good at protesting in ingenious ways -- but that doesn't seem to be
the sort of delay you are talking about. After all, France is not
an enemy of the UK. [Nor, for that matter, is RoI.] If that changes,
then all bets are off, but it seems a remote possibility ATM.