The French President is “plotting” against Britain in an attempt to dish out “punishment” for Brexit and undermine the credibility of a task force aimed at preventing future chaos at Dover, a Brexiteer has warned.
Jayne Adye, director of the Get Britain Out campaign, was speaking after Salmon Scotland urged the UK Government to take urgent action to support the industry following the recent delays.
Fresh salmon from Scotland will normally arrive in France the following morning, but in recent weeks there have been delays of up to 48 hours due to queues on the UK side of the Channel, they warned.
She said: “If these problems continue, the French will look for more reliable suppliers, probably from Norway. However, there are many reasons for the problems.
“It has been reported French President Macron has again been plotting to find more ways to ‘punish the UK for Brexit’, one of these being engineering chaos at Dover, by making sure there are not enough French operatives manning the checkpoints – with only half the required number being on duty at Dover recently – although the Covid ban into France was removed on August 1.”