The irony of the latest No Deal Brexit barrier – 1500 years old


As the Government is making a last minute dash towards a No Deal Brexit, and is just spending around a Billion Pounds to prepare for how we will deal with such issues, it has hit a barrier that was built 1500 years ago by people from the EU area who were visiting our nation at the time from the Saxony area. The residents of the Ashford area were already very unhappy with the the plans to create a 27 Acre Lorry Park on land that the Government purchased using their power to do so but with no warning and indeed with no planning terms. At the same time of this happening in Ashford there are also plans being prepared for a similar sort of solution in Hull and if this map which comes from a Saxony History document is accurate then presumably there will be plans in Plymouth and Great Yarmouth too? The challenge in the Ashford site is that a Saxon wall has been found as the building work began and even though the Government has the power to buy the land and force the local people to put up with a lorry park, it would seem as though they don’t have the power to ignore historic sites or to ignore matters such as that. Perhaps instead of continuing toward a No Deal Brexit (NDB) our Government could focus on a Brexit that comes with a Deal from our recent partners in the EU, some of whom are based in the same area as the Saxons who last visited us in around 500 AD. Let us see how long this remains in the News until Nigel Farage gets interviewed to give us his view about the Saxon history and the need for Lorries to destroy the historic site!

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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