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Radoslav Radev cut a lonely figure as he stood by the freight check-in cabin for the Stena Line ferry to Dublin, handed in his papers and waited.

After just a few moments, the woman inside the cabin pushed her arm through a small opening in the window and returned them. He craned his neck, listening to what she had to say.

He would not be permitted to enter the port area proper, she told him.

"You need a BPN number now after Brexit, " she says.

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By now, Radev has left the left port and driven to the truck stop. Later, I find him there, pacing about the hard stand, with a mobile phone to his ear.

I raise an inquiring thumbs up/thumbs down at him.

"No," he replies. "Not good. Problem. Brexit papers. Maybe wait three days here."



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