Thousands of people have over the last two days have been inconvenienced and held to ransom by members of the Calais Chamber of Commerce apparently protesting over the dismissal of a cleaner, as usual I have no knowledge of the facts but it would seem clear to me that the paralysis across Kent and the closure of access to Europe by some piss pot French pressure group is out of all proportion to any perceived harm.
In common with thousands of Kent's commuters I have had hours added to my working week for what I don't know, because I have not had the time to find out.
Perhaps it's time the British government considered options to make free access into Europe something which the people of Calais and northern France can no longer used as an indiscriminate weapon against the people of Britain and Kent in particular, perhaps the United Nations could be deployed in Calais to keep our border open with the rest of Europe.
At the very least hopefully British consumers will boycott the town of Calais itself, which has little to recommend itself unless you're interested in grisly concrete architecture or shops with surly staff, which for some inexplicable reason seem to close at lunchtime for the day.
Fortunately for Calais, the British are too polite and considerate to seek revenge for damage caused by a handful of belligerent unreasonable Frenchman.