Brexiteers have pointed the finger at a hardline French police chief, claiming he is to blame for travel disruption which has seen massive traffic queues at Dover.
At one point yesterday families seeking to get to France were facing waits of 30 hours, with reports of some taking six hours to travel 75 yards.
Critics including Tory MP for Dover Natalie Elphicke suggested Fernand Gontier, director general of France’s PAF Border Police, was partly responsible.
Mr Gontier, 62, who is on record as describing Britain’s decision to quit the bloc six years ago as a “regression” was accused of failing to ensure there were enough French officers in Dover port to process checks on Friday.
Ms Elphicke said: “First, the French don’t turn up to work, then they refuse to apologise for ruining Brits’ well-deserved holidays.
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