Preparing for Brexit

Our community voted emphatically to leave the EU. Charlie is working to deliver the will of the people. But Labour want Britain to continue to be subject to EU laws and rules – including uncontrolled EU immigration.

Here at the Dover frontline, everyone knows how a successful Brexit is vital to our community. That's why Charlie has worked with ports, hauliers and shippers to set out a clear plan for Britain to be ready on day one for Brexit.

Charlie's five point plan is for:

  1. Resilient Roads to the Channel Ports. The new Thames Crossing taken forward at speed, the M2/A2 upgraded and dualled all the way to the Channel Ports and for lorry parking facilities along the M20.
  2. Britain Open for Business with systems ready on day one to ensure that customs controls are handled seamlessly, with long queues avoided and technology used to speed customs processing.
  3. A New Entente Cordiale to extend the Le Touquet Treaty to cover customs co-operation and build a new era of deeper co-operation with France.
  4. A Brexit Infrastructure Bill. It takes years to build the simplest road. Yet we have less than two years to get ready. A powerful new law to speed through administrative processes would enable vital projects to be delivered on time.
  5. One Government at the border to ensure order. There is a mind boggling array of ministries, quangos and agencies with border responsibilities. There should be a single ministry where the buck stops. This will avoid muddle and confusion that would otherwise undermine our ability to be ready on day one.

Under pressure, the Government has earmarked £3 Billion for Brexit preparations. Yet more is needed and Charlie is fighting for more investment at the Dover frontline.


The Northern Ireland Border

On March 29th 2019, we will be leaving the EU. Deal or no deal we can be ready on day one to keep the Irish border as it is. The golden prize will be to secure the free movement of people, free passage of goods and free trade agreement that will work for us and this important neighbour.

Ready on Day One for Global Trade

As the United Kingdom embarks on leaving the European Union, it is important that the UK ensures that it is ready for Brexit on day one.

One of the many key aspects we must get right is trade policy.

Order at The Border

When the UK leaves the EU, uncontrolled EU immigration is expected to end. Meanwhile customs declarations are expected to increase dramatically.

We owe the EU nothing

We don't owe the EU any money as a Brexit divorce bill. That's the conclusion that we have come to after an exhaustive analysis of the claims the EU Commission sent to the British Government in June.

Tariffs would cost EU dear

Our Government has offered Brussels the deal of the decade.

They would be crazy to turn it down. The offer to continue tariff-free trade after we leave Europe is a great deal for the EU.

Ready on Day One

In June 2016, Britain voted to leave the European Union. In just a few months we will be off. The clock is ticking. It is vital that we are ready on day one for every eventuality.

UK Border - Security and Money

Leaving the European Union will mean a lot of change – nowhere more so than at our borders. The end of unchecked EU immigration will require a beefing up of our border controls.