The head of the French channel ports has rubbished warnings of Brexit chaos on the Dover to Calais trade route, saying: “C’est la bullshit.”
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Jean-Marc Puissesseau said: “The British authorities have been doing a great deal to prepare.
“People say they are asleep but I can assure you that they are highly professional and they are ready.
“There are certain individuals in the UK who are whipping up this catastrophism for their own reasons. This has provoked a lot of concern but basically ‘c’est la bullshit’.
“Nothing is going to happen the day after Brexit,” he told The Daily Telegraph.
“Britain will be a third country, that’s all, and there is no reason why this should lead to any problems.
“If both sides do their homework, traffic will be completely fluid.”
Puissesseau said that a No Deal Brexit in March would have been a “huge problem”, but said “(Then) nobody believed it was going to happen and they were all dragging their feet. But we’ve seven more months and they’re getting ready.”
In January he also dismissed the ridiculous Project Fear scaremongering, telling the BBC: “We have heard so many things about a hard Brexit. We have been preparing for No Deal for a year in Calais.
“For the 29th March, we will be ready. When the Transport Minister came to Calais, we told him we would be ready.
“We will not check trucks more than we are today with the migrants.
“The only thing we will be asking for is the customs declaration but we will not stop or ask more than we are doing today.”