France’s ban on UK transport came as surprise, says Grant Shapps

France’s ban on UK transport came as surprise, says Grant Shapps

December 21, 2020

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France’s 48-hour ban on freight hauliers from Britain was “surprising”, the UK transport secretary has said, amid expected chaos at British ports.

Although Grant Shapps said the disruption was not a “specific problem” in regards to food and medicine shortages in the short term, the government’s aim was to “get this resolved as soon as possible”.

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