Home News Thousands call for Brexit ‘lorry park’ to be named after Nigel Farage

Thousands call for Brexit ‘lorry park’ to be named after Nigel Farage

- Advertisement -
Nigel Farage makes a toad-like expression as it appears he is glancing at a lorry park next to him
A petition claims the lorry park should be named ‘Nigel’s Folly’ (Picture: PA)

Thousands are campaigning for a huge new Brexit ‘lorry park’ in Kent to be named after Nigel Farage.

A tongue-in-cheek petition calls for the Brexit Party leader to be honoured for his ‘contribution to the UK leaving the EU’, as Boris Johnson tells the country to prepare for a ‘no deal’.

Up to 1,700 lorries will be able to park at the new facility, which is under construction next to the M20 in Ashford.

Hauliers will need special permits to gain access to Kent in order to help avoid queues of 7,000 trucks heading for the border.

Meanwhile, portable toilets could be installed alongside roads in the Garden of England in case lorry drivers get stuck in congestion.

While the Government refers to the lorry park as an ‘inland border facility’, the online campaign describes it as a ‘diesel-soaked Valhalla’.

Launched on Thursday afternoon, it calls on Kent County Council to name the controversial new facility, ‘Nigel’s Folly’. It has received massive support online with more than 17,000 signatures.

An aerial picture shows excavators working at a construction site for a lorry park being built between the villages of Sevington and Mersham, near the M20 motorway near Ashford in Kent, south east England on October 6, 2020, which will have the capacity to hold nearly 10,000 vehicles in the event of a no-deal Brexit. - Queues of up to 7,000 heavy-goods vehicles could develop in southeast England from January if Britain leaves the European Union without a Brexit trading deal, the government forecast last month. In case of a no-deal Brexit, Britain's government is developing giant lorry parks in Kent to prevent gridlock on the road system leading in and out of London. (Photo by BEN STANSALL / AFP) (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)
Queues of up to 7,000 heavy-goods vehicles could develop in southeast England from January if Britain leaves the EU without a deal, according to the government (Picture: Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty Images)
A tractor can be seen digging in a large field
A view of land around Sevington in Ashford, Kent, as the government develops the 27-acre site near the town into a post-Brexit lorry park (Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)
A view of lorries queuing for Eurotunnel in Folkestone, Kent
Lorries queuing for Eurotunnel in Folkestone (Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)

Gareth Evans, the mysterious organiser of the petition, writes: ‘The undersigned request that the new Brexit lorry park in Kent be named after Nigel Farage, without his years of selfish grift, dissembling and misapplied zeal on the behalf of the more gullible voters of Kent this project just would not be happening.

‘It is fitting that every lorry driver, every commuter and every local resident has a chance to link this fine example of civil engineering to its true hero.’

He continues: ‘It may be that Mr Farage will be unable or unwilling to attend the unveiling of this great honour that we do him, but that shouldn’t get in the way of seeing his name and huge gurn plastered all over the boundary fence at regular intervals, topped by a coil of razor wire no doubt festooned with the shreds of black farmers’ plastic known as witches’ knickers.

‘For the foreseeable future everyone should genuinely be able to refer to this diesel-soaked Valhalla as Nigel’s Folly.’

Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at webnews@metro.co.uk.

For more stories like this, check our news page.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Stay Connected

16,985FansLike
2,458FollowersFollow
61,453SubscribersSubscribe

Must Read

Technological Armageddon: A Wake-Up Call | Tony Jeton Selimi | TEDxWilmington

In this talk “Technological Armageddon: A Wake-Up Call” Tony Jeton Selimi explains conscious artificial super intelligence technology (CASIT). Tony explains the ramifications of how...
- Advertisement -

Boy, 12, and tour guide have limbs ripped off in Egypt shark attack

An Oceanic Whitetip shark, which is thought to have attacked the group in the Red Sea (Picture: Getty Images) A 12-year-old boy lost an arm and an Egyptian tour guide a leg in a shark attack off the coast of Egypt. Two tourists, a mother and son, and their tour guide were snorkelling in the Red Sea in the resort of Sharm El-Sheikh when the attack happened, the country’s Environment Ministry said. They were rushed to hospital. An initial investigation into Sunday’s attack at Ras Mohammed National Park showed it involved a two-meter (six-foot) long Oceanic Whitetip shark, the ministry added. The boy is now in intensive care and surgery failed to save his arm, according to Ukraine’s State Agency for the Development of Tourism. An anonymous Egyptian health official said the guide had lost a leg, while the mother suffered minor injuries. Officials have closed the area of the national park where the attack took place. Shark attacks have been rare in the Red Sea coastal region of Egypt i..

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe ‘told to pack bag for prison return’ over new charge

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe could spend years more in jail (Picture: PA) A British-Iranian mother who has been detained in Iran since 2016 has been summoned to court to face fresh charges, according to her family. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who was released to house arrest in March due to the coronavirus outbreak, was told to ‘pack a bag’ as she would be returning to prison after the hearing on Monday, her husband claims. The mother-of-one is nearing the end of a five-year sentence over allegations of plotting to overthrow the Iranian government. She has always denied the charges. The summons came on Tuesday after it emerged that a UK court hearing on a debt owed to Iran, due to start on November 3, had been postponed for six months. Her husband Richard Ratcliffe said: ‘We don’t know what will happen on Monday, we don’t know how far and how soon they will take forward their prison threat. ‘But we do know that the Revolutionary Guard are signalling something to the British governme..

Who is in The Repair Shop cast?

THE Repair Shop sees experts work their magic repairing and restoring antiques to their former glory. The team have a wealth of expertise,...

Related News

Technological Armageddon: A Wake-Up Call | Tony Jeton Selimi | TEDxWilmington

In this talk “Technological Armageddon: A Wake-Up Call” Tony Jeton Selimi explains conscious artificial super intelligence technology (CASIT). Tony explains the ramifications of how...

Boy, 12, and tour guide have limbs ripped off in Egypt shark attack

An Oceanic Whitetip shark, which is thought to have attacked the group in the Red Sea (Picture: Getty Images) A 12-year-old boy lost an arm and an Egyptian tour guide a leg in a shark attack off the coast of Egypt. Two tourists, a mother and son, and their tour guide were snorkelling in the Red Sea in the resort of Sharm El-Sheikh when the attack happened, the country’s Environment Ministry said. They were rushed to hospital. An initial investigation into Sunday’s attack at Ras Mohammed National Park showed it involved a two-meter (six-foot) long Oceanic Whitetip shark, the ministry added. The boy is now in intensive care and surgery failed to save his arm, according to Ukraine’s State Agency for the Development of Tourism. An anonymous Egyptian health official said the guide had lost a leg, while the mother suffered minor injuries. Officials have closed the area of the national park where the attack took place. Shark attacks have been rare in the Red Sea coastal region of Egypt i..

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe ‘told to pack bag for prison return’ over new charge

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe could spend years more in jail (Picture: PA) A British-Iranian mother who has been detained in Iran since 2016 has been summoned to court to face fresh charges, according to her family. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who was released to house arrest in March due to the coronavirus outbreak, was told to ‘pack a bag’ as she would be returning to prison after the hearing on Monday, her husband claims. The mother-of-one is nearing the end of a five-year sentence over allegations of plotting to overthrow the Iranian government. She has always denied the charges. The summons came on Tuesday after it emerged that a UK court hearing on a debt owed to Iran, due to start on November 3, had been postponed for six months. Her husband Richard Ratcliffe said: ‘We don’t know what will happen on Monday, we don’t know how far and how soon they will take forward their prison threat. ‘But we do know that the Revolutionary Guard are signalling something to the British governme..

Who is in The Repair Shop cast?

THE Repair Shop sees experts work their magic repairing and restoring antiques to their former glory. The team have a wealth of expertise,...

Who is The Repair Shop host Jay Blades and how old is he?

Jay Blades is a social entrepreneur and designer. He is the host of BBC show The Repair Shop and has also stars in Money for Nothing. Jay Blades...
- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

%d bloggers like this: