UK in Covid freight ban talks with France as Cobra set to meet over crisisDecember 21, 2020
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The government is in talks with France to end a ban on freight set to cause chaos at UK ports, Downing Street has said, with ministers ruling out a recall of parliament despite the impact of a new variant of coronavirus.
Grant Shapps, the transport secretary, was in contact with his French counterpart over the 48-hour ban imposed on freight hauliers from Britain, in the hope of deciding a way forward “in the next few hours”, Boris Johnson’s spokesman said.