We looked inside some of the tweets by @pmdfoster and here's what we found interesting.
Inside 100 Tweets
And all that shouldn’t deflect (but has) from near uniform fury of industry today at implication by @michaelgove that they just need to try harder. Real anger about basic lack of clarity on duty deferrals applications and simplified customs procedure./6
The SmartFreight isn’t that “smart” - the only data you input, I’m told, is your vehicle reg number. Otherwise it’s yes/no answers. /2 https://t.co/DMuVZojVW1
Again @michaelgove is asked how many customs agents have been trained ahead of January 1 2021...and for a second time declines to answer. Just says the £80m put aside for grants etc hasn't been spent yet. FWIW my enquires suggest low thousands v industry estimate of 50k needed.
@pmdfoster It's worth listening to his evidence, which is completely incoherent. At 11:03:16 he explains that the wording of Article 10 NI Prot is clear & the Court will find it means what it says but that it really can't mean that so we have to litigate it. Really, it is that bad!
Absolutely ridiculous statement. The obligations are clear in the WA & NIP. Biz can not build plans based on something that could be challenged in court. We need a comprehensive FTA & good decisions from the joint committee not this laissez-faire attitude to NI biz & jobs! https://t.co/xOpwQrF9Ue
Business abhors a legal vacuum... https://t.co/mPhSDVJiFn