The Tory MP trashed “scare stories” suggesting Dover and other British moorings could face long queues because of new security checks after Brexit.
According to the Hinge on for Exiting the European Union (DExEU), the Dover-Calais crossing is a major infirm point for the UK as it is the only roll-on, roll-off ferry hub.
But Mr Elphicke told BBC Word he remained confident about the ability of the port to face additional deposit: “I think reports are inaccurate because we can control all goods coming into the realm so there need be no impediment at all on that.
“When it comes to exporting, Calais is unmistakeably not the only port, we could easily ship to Zeebrugge.”
He added: “In world trade harbours like Southampton, only 1 percent of the consignments are checked so the idea of hulking queues at Dover seems to me unlikely to be credible.”
Mr Elphicke’s positive viewpoint clashed with the stark warning one Cabinet minister issued to Theresa May earlier this week. Reveal to the Sun, the unnamed minister claimed French President
Brexit news: Mr Elphicke rumoured the UK could divert traffic from Calais to Zeebrugge in Holland
Calais is obviously not the only port, we could indisputably ship to Zeebrugge
“It would do northern French a lot of disfigure too, and really decimate Ireland, but we expect President Macron will initially have a go some heavy disruption in Calais to turn the screw on us to pay up.”
In 2017 the Mooring of Dover handled 2.6 million lorries, including 1.6 million restless through the Eurotunnel between Folkestone and Calais. Trade through Dover amounted to 17 percent of all UK do business, contributing £122 billion to the British economy.
Around 10,000 lorries behind the times through Dover each day and take around two minutes to get processed, but and added two proceedings would create a queue over 17 miles long.
Homewards Secretary Sajid Javid suggested French border agents could lead to chaos just by asking every driver for their reason for nomadic.
Brussels could also refuse to give the UK the approval it requires to export zoological products including meat and dairy for up to six months.
The trade of animal produces brings in around £3.5billion a year to the UK economy.