Hauliers

Started by Alex, January 21, 2023, 03:36:51 PM

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Alex

Fines for lorry drivers caught at the Channel ports with illegal immigrants hiding in their vehicles are being increased fivefold from 13 February.

Hauliers will be fined £10,000 per stowaway, up from £2,000.

Can someone explain how it's possible to fine drivers for bringing in illegals, but not RNLI boatmen  ?

Michael Rolls

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Jacqueline

Even if these buggers do get in their lorries, if I were a driver I wouldn't fancy challenging them, you don't know who they are or what weapons they may be carrying, it's not fair to lay it all on the lorry drivers. 

As for your point Alex, yes why not fine RNLI for bringing illegals in, that would put a stop to their taxi service.

Raven

No I wouldn't tackle them either, but I would refuse point blank to get behind the wheel and drive anywhere.

Diasi

Quote from: Michael Rolls on January 21, 2023, 03:48:18 PMpass
And that's a pass from me too.

After all we keep getting told they're not illegals when they're on a dinghy so why does a lorry make them illegal?
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klondike

I've mentioned this exact point here several times already...

https://letschat.club/index.php?topic=2290.msg50151#msg50151
https://letschat.club/index.php?topic=1333.msg43664#msg43664
https://letschat.club/index.php?topic=2626.msg54288#msg54288
https://letschat.club/index.php?topic=2534.msg51307#msg51307

I suspect that the RNLI are losing money because of their involvement it this. They certainly won't be getting any from me.

Alex

Sorry Klondy, I can't remember what I've written on here, never mind you  :yahoo:   It does seem unfair that lorry drivers have to pay when RNLI  and Border Farce don't.

Raven

RNLI  and Border Farce. Should have a bright flashing light on their roof saying TAXI.  :waiting:

klondike

Quote from: Alex on January 22, 2023, 09:52:12 AMSorry Klondy, I can't remember what I've written on here, never mind you  :yahoo:  It does seem unfair that lorry drivers have to pay when RNLI  and Border Farce don't.
Wasn't a criticism - it was an agreement. 

JBR

Quote from: Jacqueline on January 21, 2023, 08:23:34 PMEven if these buggers do get in their lorries, if I were a driver I wouldn't fancy challenging them, you don't know who they are or what weapons they may be carrying, it's not fair to lay it all on the lorry drivers.

As for your point Alex, yes why not fine RNLI for bringing illegals in, that would put a stop to their taxi service.
I agree, challenging them could be dangerous.  However, if I knew they were there the first thing I'd do, even before boarding the ferry, would be to pull up at the port in France (or wherever else) and inform the authorities what was going on and that I had been threatened by the traffickers.  Let them deal with it.

I completely agree about the RNLI and the Border Farce boats.  Their excuse is that they have been ordered by the government, or the appropriate part of the Civil Service, to take them onboard and bring them here.  In their place I would rescue them and drop them off within swimming distance of the French coast.
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