Britain road tests no-deal Brexit effects

Truck traffic exercise comes as report estimates that financial firms could move £800 billion out of the UK due to Brexit

8th January, 2019
The British government's truck test. Pic: Getty

Britain’s Department for Transport had asked for between 100 and 150 trucks to assemble on Monday morning at a disused airfield in Kent. In the event, 89 turned up.

Those that were there queued on the runway, waiting to be moved. In 2015, the pro-Brexit UK Independence Party proposed reopening Manston Airport, to help the local economy. This was probably not what they meant.

For the rest of the morning, the vehicles moved in convoys back and...

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