Sandwiches are confiscated from those arriving in Britain from Europe

Cheryl Sanders
January 13, 2021

British newspapers are up in arms about the way Dutch customs officials are confiscating food from truckers arriving at Hoek van Holland, describing them as "gloating for confiscating a ham sandwich".

Dutch officials seize ham sandwiches from British drivers as Brexit transition period comes to an end.

"Since Brexit, you are no longer allowed to bring certain foods to Europe, like meat, fruit, vegetables, fishes, that kind of stuff", the Dutch border official told the driver in the footage.

The driver asked if they could "take off the meat and leave me the bread?"

OFFICER: "Welcome to the Brexit, sir".


BRITONS from Tuesday (12) will be able to apply for a new global health insurance card, a post-Brexit replacement offering emergency healthcare to those travelling in the European Union, the government said. And Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland are also exempt from the regulations.

In guidance to hauliers and commercial drivers transporting goods between Britain and the European Union, the United Kingdom government warns drivers they can not bring "products of an animal origin" - such as those containing meat or dairy, like ham and cheese sandwiches - into the EU.

Meanwhile, Hauliers are warning that freight delays will escalate this week as more firms attempt to send lorries overseas.

"But you can't keep doing that forever, you've got to trade".

"We are not even allowed to take a sandwich into the park right now, so a sandwich at the border isn't too high a price to pay for Brexit".


Mr McKenzie added that Government IT systems are "under strain" and "not working as well as they should".

A spokesperson said: "These new restrictions are a blow to the music industry, which has already suffered so much during the pandemic, and will disadvantage young aspiring musicians the most and may make touring financially impossible for some".

The Department of Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) said in a statement, "The UK pushed for a more ambitious agreement with the European Union on the temporary movement of business travellers, which would have covered musicians and others, but our proposals were rejected by the European Union".

"Sure we're not Mexico".


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