Thank you. It's also worth considering that Exports, conversly imports was originally the smallest part of the economy even if relatively important. The EEC developed into a system that was largely in house monitoring of goods, but and it's a big but Ports only develop for profit. There is little point in having excess portage facilities as that would undermine wharfage fees.article certainly says a lot more about the mentality of the author than any details. Lots of he said she said.
But from your level headed reply, and the other comments I’ve seen on the article elsewhere as I said it is yet another article that’s put out there seemingly to cause more confusion and division.
Been a long time since I was involved in the haulage trade and even those I do know now work nowhere near the ports so it i do have to rely on others comments and information to understand what’s going on.
But at the core it seems to me that if import/ports etc is what the doom mongers are focusing on, and even with a worldwide pandemic dropping a rather large shitbomb into things then if they are still having to shitstir then I’d say those organising these things haven’t done too shabbily.
It isn't Governments that build ports it's business. The only reason customs were involved was to ensure the revenue owed to the crown was collected during the EU period it applied except that the UK paid it's part separately. Now it's back to where we were pre 75.
But the functionality remains the same. The soldier carries his weapons for different reasons but essentially he carries them where he's told to by his bosses. I said earlier that there is no reason why the fundamentals need to change the verification should continue. It's down to HMRC to apply that.