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Old Jan 25th 2021, 6:24 am
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Yes last week there were some shelves in Morrisons that were not fully stocked but we have had no difficulty in purchasing food.

However I think you should consider the fact that on the EU side of the channel they have had to employ hundreds if not thousands of new employees to handle the paperwork that has been absent for more than forty years.
Therefore no one left with previous experience to help smooth the way.This of course also applies to an extent in the UK but in the UK most of the paperwork should be done by the suppliers long before any truck gets to a port.
Other than Morrisons the other supermarkets source their products almost exclusively from inside the EU so there should be no problems for them other than false ones put in place on the Spanish side which have always existed.

With respect of the Gib - Spain border there have always been customs checks / procedures so non of this is new.Also the new ferry route for the four miles from Algeciras to Gibraltar was put in place as the La Linea customs are not qualified with respect to goods of animal origin.

With respect to the quote I am surprised that the post from "a Gibraltar resident" spells the name of their countrymen incorrectly

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Old Jan 25th 2021, 7:20 am
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Originally Posted by Fredbargate
With respect to the quote I am surprised that the post from "a Gibraltar resident" spells the name of their countrymen incorrectly
I wouldn't be.

We get quite a few variants on "Portuguese" on the Portugal forum. And I've seen "Britons" (and "Britain", whether Great or not) get some pretty rough treatment from its natives, in various places.
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Originally Posted by Red Eric
I wouldn't be.

We get quite a few variants on "Portuguese" on the Portugal forum. And I've seen "Britons" (and "Britain", whether Great or not) get some pretty rough treatment from its natives, in various places.
It didn't surprise me at all. I've lost count of the number of times I've seen "Spainish" in posts on this forum - which could well, of course, be just a simple typo. It's also common, however, to read "could of", "should of", "I done", etc. which are less easily explained away.
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UK Government fast-track lorries bound for Gibraltar as shortages appear in shops
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UK Government and Fast Track are not usually seen in the same sentence. "Fast track up to 10 lorries/day", without considering how to implement that in practise seems like yet more spin by UK gov.
It has been reported >

Up to 200 lorries a day turned back from EU crossings


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Dodgy place Gibraltar

Gib tops world stats in vaccine rollout, but also deaths per capita

https://www.gbc.gi/news/gib-tops-wor...-deaths-capita
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I note this comment "These statistics however can be easily skewed because of Gibraltar's small size, as evidenced with other small territories at the top of the list, such as San Marino, the Faroe Islands and Andorra."
Israel and UAE would appear to be doing far better than other nations.

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Originally Posted by missile
UK Government and Fast Track are not usually seen in the same sentence. "Fast track up to 10 lorries/day", without considering how to implement that in practise seems like yet more spin by UK gov.
It has been reported >

Up to 200 lorries a day turned back from EU crossings

Down to drivers failing to get the correct covid tests allowing travel into France or not having the correct paper work "“The level of turnbacks at the short straits is running at about 5% which is very, very much better than we had feared" , no surprise really , it still hasn't sunk in with a few that theres a deadly pandemic going on or that the UK is no longer in the EU , same on this forum really. .
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Can I ask a stupid question?

So these lorries are having problems going from the Uk to France and then driving down and going to GIB?

Why not run a ferry to Tangier (also not in the EU) and then to GIB. Bypassing any EU customs checks.
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Originally Posted by Barriej
Can I ask a stupid question?

So these lorries are having problems going from the Uk to France and then driving down and going to GIB?

Why not run a ferry to Tangier (also not in the EU) and then to GIB. Bypassing any EU customs checks.
Rotors 200 lorries have nothing to do with Gib

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Originally Posted by Barriej
Can I ask a stupid question?

So these lorries are having problems going from the Uk to France and then driving down and going to GIB?

Why not run a ferry to Tangier (also not in the EU) and then to GIB. Bypassing any EU customs checks.
If there was a caring government and sufficient demand they could arrange a ferry direct to Gibraltar?
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Originally Posted by missile
If there was a caring government and sufficient demand they could arrange a ferry direct to Gibraltar?
That was done during the closed frontier days.
It was a local Gib company running Shoreham to Gib but taking about a month for a return trip.
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Originally Posted by Fredbargate
That was done during the closed frontier days.
It was a local Gib company running Shoreham to Gib but taking about a month for a return trip.
Interesting. I feel sure that Britany Ferries could re-route from Santander to Gibraltar and would be much quicker. Whatever happened to those phantom extra ferries Westminster hired at a huge cost.
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Originally Posted by Fredbargate
That was done during the closed frontier days.
It was a local Gib company running Shoreham to Gib but taking about a month for a return trip.
WE lived in Shoreham before moving out here, the harbour is useless, its got lock gates and the outer part is tidal so movement is limited.
It only deals with timber and dredged sand and gravel from off the Isle of Wight these days.

Could do Plymouth to Gib in 2 days if only for freight.
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Originally Posted by Fredbargate
That was done during the closed frontier days.
It was a local Gib company running Shoreham to Gib but taking about a month for a return trip.

What the system now for walking over to La Linea and back ? and how about Spanish going in and out of Gib , be it for work or leisure ?

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