|Three times as many lorries using Portsmouth International Port as a result of a no-deal Brexit would result in gridlock and potential closure to parts of the motorway, Leader of the Liberal Democrats was told today. |
The warning from Mike Sellars, Manager of Portsmouth International Port, came during Vince Cable's visit to the port alongside the Leader of Portsmouth City Council, Gerald Vernon-Jackson.
Following the visit, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said:
“This shows the bumbling incompetence of the Government taking a 'Dad’s Army' approach to no deal Brexit preparations.
“Motorway closures are unacceptable; throwing the Portsmouth port into chaos shows the disregard Conservative Ministers have for the people of a city who voted for Brexit.
"Now the people of Portsmouth must pay for the Conservative Government's incompetence.”