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And no commissioners in Brussels either.

Oh, and did you know that Britain is an island? With the Dover strait as the main trade route to and from the European continent?

Not everybody did, apparently.

All at sea: Raab's ignorance of Dover-Calais stuns critics

Opposition parties and pro-remain groups have criticised the Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab, after he admitted that until recently he did not fully appreciate the importance of the Dover-Calais crossing for UK trade.

Speaking at an event on Brexit and the tech industry, Raab said that consumers would lose out if new rules create delays at the border.

In comments reported by the Politico website, he said: "I hadn't quite understood the full extent of this, but if you look at the UK and look at how we trade in goods, we are particularly reliant on the Dover-Calais crossing."

At least, he went to negotiation meetings in Brussels more often than his predecessor. David Davis hasn't visited Brussels for Brexit talks yet this year (March 2018)

by Bernard on Sun Nov 18th, 2018 at 09:13:37 PM EST
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Come now. David Davis didn't need to. It was a cakewalk, see?

I used to be afew. I'm still not many.
by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Mon Nov 19th, 2018 at 06:29:52 AM EST
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