September 5, 2019 / 1:13 PM / 3 months ago

Queues at Dover a material risk of a no-deal Brexit - Gove

FILE PHOTO: A lorry is driven past dozens of others parked after travelling by ferry between Britain and France at the Port of Dover, Britain, February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - Long queues at the southeastern port of Dover are a material risk if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal, Michael Gove, the British minister in charge of coordinating no-deal Brexit planning, said on Thursday.

Asked about the possibility of queues of lorries in Dover, Gove told a parliamentary committee: “I don’t think they are inevitable but they are a material risk.”

Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by Stephen Addison

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