BREXIT BLOCK: Lorry drivers threaten to CLOSE UK transport links if exit is delayed

An anti-EU group which calls itself Brexit Direct Action claims it has been inundated with requests from campaigners to stage mass blockades of Britain’s major transport links. The group, which aims to “organise and coordinate action against those whose intension is to delay/stop Brexit”, has urged its followers on social media to mobilise after MPs voted for Brexit to be postponed. Brexit Direct Action wrote on “Several social media groups have been in to ask if we’ll help gather support for a national truck drivers protest if #Brexit is delayed.”

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It has vowed to take “direct action and protest” if an extension to Article 50 is granted by all 27 EU member states. 

The plan to “bring this country to its knees” and urged Brexiteers across the country to get involved. 

A statement posted by the group on Twitter read: “Brexiteers all over the country are planning to bring this country to its knees by blocking the main arterial routes – M1, M6 M25, M62, A1, A55, M5, M4, M42, M55, M61, A66 etc. 

“If you live close to one of these major motorways and are willing to take part then prepare to move at short notice.”

Brexit Direct Action is planning a nationwide blockade of major transport links (Image: GETTY)

Brexit Direct Action claims it has support across the country (Image: GETTY)

Activists say their blockade will bring the coutry ‘to its knees‘ (Image: GETTY)

It added: “Don’t worry about the legal side of things, the national organiser is sorting that out.”

Brexit Direct Action’s Twitter followers responded enthusiastically. 

One person replied: “Go for it, most of the drivers I talk to just want to get out.” 

Another said: “Totally agree with what you’re planning.

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Many campaigners see a delay to Brexit as a betrayal (Image: GETTY)

“Mass protests in London are good, but the Met have seen it all before. Countrywide action is needed.” 

Another Twitter user said he remembers the UK fuel price protests in 2000 and believes the Brexit blockade would “be even more effective” in getting the demonstrators’ voices across to lawmakers. 

The activists claim they have “associate groups” in “almost all of England” who are ready to take part in blockades. 

On Thursday MPs voted 413 to 202 to request a delay to Article 50, the legal mechanism by which the UK will divorce from the EU.

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