Calais fears being sunk by looming ‘hard Brexit’

By Elisa Perrigueur

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Sylvain, 54, has been driving freight trucks from northern France to Britain via the port of Calais for 28 years. When Mediapart joined him one morning, the day had still not lifted as he chugged along the “autoroute des anglais”, more formally the A26 motorway, which carves a line through the north-east corner of France, surrounded by fields of beetroot and wind turbines.