PUBLISHED: 06:46, Wed, Dec 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 06:46, Wed, Dec 2, 2020
The incendiary comment was made by Meg Hillier, chair of the powerful House of Commons public accounts committee (PAC). The PAC, a cross party body, has released a report criticising the Government over the level of Brexit preparations for when the transition period finishes at the end of the year.
Currently Boris Johnson is attempting to negotiate a new trade deal with Brussels to come into effect at this point.
However the PAC said: “We remain extremely concerned about the risk of serious disruption and delay at the short Channel crossings.
“Industry bodies have said that government has not provided key information needed by businesses to prepare, such as detailed guidance on how to apply for simplified customs procedures.”Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The committee added the Government is “taking limited responsibility” for the situation.
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“We remain extremely concerned about the risk of serious disruption" (Image: GETTY)
Whilst Britain formally left the EU at the end of January it remains in a Brexit transition period until the end of the year.
During this time the UK still has to pay into the EU budget and implement many rules made in Brussels.
In return tariff free access to the European single market is continued.
The Government is attempting to negotiate a new trade agreement to replace this at the end of the year.
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There are fears of disruption around UK ports at the end of the transition period (Image: GETTY)
However talks remain deadlocked over European access to British fishing waters and