Dover and Eurotunnel shut: How long will the border be shut?

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The move has sparked concerns among Britons believing they may need to panic buy due to a shortage of goods

Chief executive of the Food and Drink Federation Ian Wright told BBC Breakfast on Monday that there is “concern” around food supplies in the longer term, particularly after Christmas.

He said: “The problem is the return journey of drivers coming to the UK. If they cannot be guaranteed either that they will get out of the UK because of the congestion or that they will be able to secure a return journey full of whatever product it is, that’s going to make it much more unlikely for them to come in the first place.

“And, over time, because the transport system requires these round trips, that will reduce the ability of us to bring food into the country after Christmas if that takes effect.

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