Three times as many lorries using Portsmouth International Port as a result of a no-deal Brexit would result in gridlock and potential closure to parts of the motorway, Leader of the Liberal Democrats was told today.
The warning from Mike Sellars, Manager of Portsmouth International Port, came during Vince Cable’s visit to the port alongside the Leader of Portsmouth City Council, Gerald Vernon-Jackson.
Following the visit, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said:
“This shows the bumbling incompetence of the Government taking a ‘Dad’s Army’ approach to no deal Brexit preparations.
“Motorway closures are unacceptable; throwing the Portsmouth port into chaos shows the disregard Conservative Ministers have for the people of a city who voted for Brexit.
"Now the people of Portsmouth must pay for the Conservative Government’s incompetence.”