UK government tests Operation Brock ahead of Brexit

The UK government trialled Operation Brock in Kent, a plan supposedly designed to reduce congestion and border disruption in the event of a No Deal Brexit.

Some 89 lorries were involved in two test runs of the 20-mile lorry park operation but the Road Haulage Association’s chief executive, Richard Burnett, described the exercise as “too little too late,” adding, “This process should have started nine months ago. At this stage it looks like window dressing.”

Dover MP Charlie Elphicke also criticised the exercise, saying, “We’ve got to remember 10,000 lorries visit the Channel ports every single day so a test with less than 100 is not even a drop in the ocean.”

The UK Department for Transport said the test went well.

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