Skip to comments.English villages wake up to find they’re Brexit’s new border
Posted on 10/12/2020 8:14:30 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
SEVINGTON, England (AP) Four years after Britain voted to leave the European Union, Brexit can still seem abstract. But in the county known as the Garden of England, it is literally taking concrete form.
Just beyond the ancient oaks and yews that surround medieval St. Marys Church in the village of Sevington, bulldozers, dump trucks and cement mixers swarm noisily over a field. They are chewing up land to create part of Britains new border with the European Union a customs clearance depot with room for up to 2,000 trucks.
No one asked local people for permission, and even in this Brexit-backing area, the disruption is straining support for the U.K.s rupture with the EU.
The first anyone knew about it was when a sign went up saying the footpaths had been closed, said Sharon Swandale, whose home in the village of Mersham used to be a 20-minute walk from Sevington. Closure of the path for construction work means its now an almost 4-mile (6.4-kilometer) drive.
This county, Kent, voted by 60%-40% to leave the EU in Britains 2016 referendum, but Swandale said visions of truck stops and customs depots were not uppermost in their minds.
That was never part of the actual selling and the marketing for Brexit, she said.
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Deep state 5th Columnists.
Bummer. Better to just let everyone starve or lose their jobs when trade can't be conducted.
Better explained by incompetence and stupidity, which accounts for a surprising number of unsettling events.
Trucks? What are trucks? What happened to lorries?
Nimbyist thought that there would be no border checks after Independence?
Or that customs checks would be done in London remainer areas?
It is still 4 years to next British Elections.
Had to look it up. The Chunnel passes through Sevington, so it’s a good place for customs checks. It’s not like it’s some random place, and the people around there must be used to the heavy truck traffic and loading and parking areas. You can clearly see the construction site on a satellite map, and it’s in an area that’s entirely cut off by roads.
Public works don't have to be rebar and raw concrete walls.
You can build a bridge that looks like this:
Or you can build a bridge that looks like this:
1) Nimbyist object to the project not the aesthetics.
2) We don’t know what the final project will look like.
I don't question where it's located and why.
What I question is why just start pouring concrete slabs? A little aesthetic engineering goes a long way.
There's no reason to destroy the neighborhood; especially a community that supported Brexit.
I think that neither one of those structures is well suited to a customs parking lot and inspections area. Most such lots usually are made of concrete and rebar, since steel costs are pretty prohibitive for anything other than actual structural members and walls.
Trucks = lorries = stowaways.
The villagers’ lives are about to change for the worse.
The collapse of the British motor industry is what happened. When everyone else calls them trucks... and that’s what the manuals say...
the b-eurocrats on both sides of the new border are determined the British will be punished for voting the wrong way
That's likely the problem.
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