It would take more than two years to prepare the port of Dover for No-Deal Brexit - Mirror Online

It would take more than two years to prepare the port of Dover for No-Deal Brexit - Mirror Online

Chancellor Philip Hammond took more than two years to prepare the port of Dover for a no-deal Brexit.

He told the Finance Committee: "The essential things that need to be done in Dover if we want to have a WTO agreement with the European Union would involve some significant infrastructure work that could not be done in months. It would take years to finish. "

When asked if it would take two years, he said, "Well, I would suggest that the planning system might have difficulty approving such significant infrastructure changes in two years, let alone building them. I think it would take much longer to complete the major infrastructure changes that would be needed if we were to consider a long-term WTO-like relationship. "

The chancellor also revealed that he wants to hold a spring declaration before the end of March.

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