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Same song, different singer. This time the warning is from former president of the Hauts-de-France region Xavier Bertrand of the chaos facing those involved in cross-Channel trade, post-Brexit. “The way things are going, we are going to be left standing staring at each other like strangers. It’s madness, pure utter madness,” he said, calling on current French president Emmanuel Macron to open direct talks with Theresa May. While there is so much focus on the Irish border question, it increasingly seems as if barely a second thought has been paid to the 16,000 trucks that go between the UK and France every day.

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  • Janny Kok

    July 17, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    At least somebody is calculating the losses of Brexit. Who will foot the bill? David Cameron, Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage – who was quoted saying that his goal was to virtually destroy the EU – and other self-interested politicians will not.