A case of Brexit chicken: who will blink first?

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A case of Brexit chicken: who will blink first?
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By Gwynne Dyer

There’s no need to practise bleeding, as the soldiers say, but the British government didn’t get the message. On Monday, it paid 89 truck-drivers £550 each ($700) to simulate the immense traffic jam that will happen in Kent if Britain crashes out of the European Union without a deal at the end of March.

The drivers had to bring their vehicles to Manston, a disused World War Two-vintage airfield in Kent, where the government is planning to park 4,000 big trucks if a ‘no-deal Brexit’ on March 29 leads to new customs checks on...


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A case of Brexit chicken: who will blink first?


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