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It will come as no surprise to any UK resident that the government has come up with another ‘knee-jerk reaction’ to the Calais crisis. The latest is to propose closing the Channel Tunnel overnight – a measure not welcomed by the FTA. Pointing out that moving freight at night makes it clearer for passengers during the day, the FTA told Lloyds Loading List that while cross-channel problems are diminishing, the government needs to consult those still affected.

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