Brexit


#2997

True but they had to fool the people into voting for it in the first place. which sadly they succeeded in doing.


#2998

Boris’ brother resigns from the Govt. Says the people must be given the final say on Brexit


#2999

#3000

I’m no geography genius but the ferry all the way to spain is hardly the answer? it’d take days.


#3001

If they can get enough guys to shovel the coal it should go fairly fast.


#3002

Cork Santander takes 26 hrs so probably a day and half if going to Dublin


#3003

Would they not be better off going wexford - brittany and by road from there?


#3004

With the rules around duty hours of lorry drivers, basically no.


#3005

I thoguht that was why the went via the UK anyway? Road = quicker


#3006

It is now. Once customs are reintroduced drivers likely won’t make it from Holyhead/Fishguard/Pembroke to Dover/Folkestone without needing a sleep stopover, which they could be getting on the boat. These lads haven’t forked out gazillions on two big ships without doing their research.


#3007

I hope they did, gazillions don’t come easy! :yum:

but yea, if no deal brexit happens then Uk is not the way to go, but i would have thought the shortest sea route was preferable to sailing all the way to spain, possibly not.


#3008

Don’t forget, fuel is a huge expense for haulage companies and a lorry sitting on a ship burns no diesel.


#3009

I’d imagine road tolls are cheap, either - especially for articulated trucks.


#3010

Did you mean aren’t? If so, not very well articulated …


#3011

Yep… wot you says.


#3012

Surely if it was cheaper and easier to ship to the continent that’s the way they’d go, long before now.


#3013

They should send the containers by freight ship - bigger, faster, cheaper (fitter, happier, more productive…), and the drivers by cheap flights. Then bus them to the ports from the airports, and keep the trucks in Spain and Ireland.


#3014

No Poppy on Sammy either tut tut


#3015

At least he’s wearing clothes!


#3016