THE OPTIMISM resulting from Michael Gove’s swift response to the RHA chief executive’s urgent request for a roundtable meeting to discuss government’s preparedness for transition was at best misplaced.
Commenting, Richard Burnett said: ‘As we understood it the intention was for a small meeting to discuss just how government intends to implement the many processes and procedures needed to ensure that border crossings are as seamless as possible.
‘I was hopeful that the meeting would result in a mutually effective co-operation. Sadly, this hasn’t happened and there is still no clarity regarding the numerous questions that we have raised.
‘Although I don’t think we’re quite back at square one, we’re certainly not much further ahead,’ he said.