First and second hurdles

I’m not convinced it’s a good idea to set off for the Dover ferry first thing Monday. Increased security from recent attacks in France, coupled with inadequate staffing of border controls are causing 6 hour traffic jams at Dover. Oh, and Saturday the car window suddenly fell into the door causing further delay 😦

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A French comment upon  Brexit, and Sangatte?

How the EU will cope with such terrorism and the UK’s departure is unknown. Of course its institutions could be more effective, democratic and transparent, but returning to foreign policy defined by national interest and jingoism, turning back 43 years of collectivism and cooperation… – really ?

The world faces tough challenges: climate change, pollution, ineffectual political institutions, zombie banks, wealth inequality, failing economies, population growth, population migration, stretched resources, automation, systemic complexity, rapid change, Jihad and short attention spans, plus we’re all increasingly interdependent and connected. I doubt see how pulling up the drawbridge will make for a better future, but who knows.

I suspect  the disruption at Dover is partly due to a French reaction to Brexit. However, it’s an ill wind that blows no good through a broken window: delays at Dover might help with recycling Monday’s ferry booking.

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