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Dover will face permanent traffic jams stretching 20 miles out from the port from March 2019 unless Theresa May agrees to the EU’s proposals for a Brexit transition period, the organisation representing the shipping industry and ports has said.

David Dingle, the chairman of Maritime UK, said lorry drivers could be stuck on the main approach roads to Dover for up to two days if there was no deal for a transition.

Related: Dover could suffer ’20-mile permanent traffic jam’ after Brexit

My colleague, Jessica Elgot, watched the foreign secretary deliver his “road to Brexit” speech this morning. Here’s her full report:

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