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Travellers face more chaos at Dover as France and UK trade blame over gridlock – live

UK foreign secretary says French understaffing at border to blame but Calais MP says more checks needed after Brexit

Lucy Morton, professional officer for the ISU – the union for borders immigration and customs staff – has been speaking to the BBC’s Today programme about the problems at the border.

Because Dover is located where it is there is so little overflow space. It takes relatively little for backlogs to pile up and clearly this has become really significant.

This is all the French immigration control rather than the UK immigration control.

This awful situation should have been entirely avoidable and is unacceptable.

We need action from France to build up capacity at the border to limit any further disruption for British tourists and to ensure this appalling situation is avoided in future.

This is an aftermath of Brexit. We have to run more checks than before.

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