Attempts by migrants to enter the UK illegally from French ports fell by almost a third last year. However the number of foiled attempts in 2016 remains the second highest in seven years, Home Office figures have revealed. Border Force prevented a weekly average of 1,071 attempts by migrants trying to get to the UK from France last year to Kent, amounting to more than 56,000 attempts across the twelve months. This compares to 81,000 foiled attempts by migrants in […]
Hauliers could face 30-mile tailbacks to ports on both sides of the Channel if the final Brexit deal involves mandatory customs and sanitary checks at the French ferry terminal, according to Port of Calais chief Jean-Marc Puissesseau.
The Home Affairs Committee has said it cannot see how the government will fulfil its promise to deliver 100% exit checks at Britain’s major cross-Channel terminals.
The Irish Road Haulage Association (IRHA) has called on the Irish government to use emergency powers to lift the drivers’ hours and tachograph rules for vehicles caught up at Calais.