On 19th Jan there were 17km of lorry queues to Dover..

Apparently the motorway cameras have been turned off so that no pesky journalists can lift the pictures.

Live information on crossings is available here which still (at the time of writing) shows an 11 hour wait at the Ashford, Waterbrook inland clearance centre.

I seem to have forgotten the supposed benefits of doing all this to ourselves.

I’m sure I’ll remember the next time a government member lectures us on improving productivity…


  1. Andrew -

    Why is there no publicity about this? Or is this just the “new normal” now?

  2. Peter May -

    Remarkable isn’t it?

    1. Andrew -

      Took a while but something about it on the BBC website today. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-60096001

      They attribute it to DFDS operating one fewer ferry then usual. Is it really the case that Dover’s connection with Calais is so fragile that one boat being out of service results in miles of tail backs? Are there equivalent queues outside Calais?

  3. Chris Knighton -

    ”Nothing to see here, move on”
    ”But I can’t !!”

  4. Schofield -

    Time flies. Feels like yesterday it was “Get Brexit Done!” Now according to the latest polls the national mood is “Get Johnson Gone!”

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