Travel chaos: No end in sight to long Dover queues, holidaymakers warned | News

British holidaymakers should prepare to wait for hours in queues at Dover and Folkestone for the rest of the summer, with cross-Channel infrastructure on a “knife edge” because of surging demand and more border checks.

As travellers faced a third day of serious disruption yesterday, local authorities in Kent called on ministers to treat the issue as a “national problem” rather than relying on a “sticking plaster” approach.

The warnings came after senior Conservatives, including the leadership contenders, Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak, accused France of instigating the chaos by failing to send enough border staff on the busiest weekend of travel since the pandemic.

Clément Beaune, the French transport minister, responded by saying that “France is not responsible for Brexit”. French politicians

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