The UK government staged a "fake traffic jam" in Kent on Monday morning, with lorries queuing all the way to Dover, to establish the implications of Britain leaving the EU without a deal, leading to ridicule on social media. In the first significant test for border disruption, the UK Department for Transport's (DfT) experiment, named 'Operation Brock', saw nearly 100 lorries from the disused Manston Airport, in Kent, on a 20-mile journey to Dover - Europe's busiest roll-on roll-off ferry port - at around 8am, the Evening Standard reports. The rehearsal has led to journalists and pundits pouring scorn on the exercise. The Independent's sketch writer, Tom Peck, updated his Twitter followers with a rather comical running commentary on the "fake traffic jam" operation.
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