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Thousands call for Brexit ‘lorry park’ to be named after Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage makes a toad-like expression as it appears he is glancing at a lorry park next to him

A petition claims the lorry park should be named ‘Nigel’s Folly’ (Picture: PA)

Thousands are campaigning for a huge new Brexit ‘lorry park’ in Kent to be named after Nigel Farage.

A tongue-in-cheek petition calls for the Brexit Party leader to be honoured for his ‘contribution to the UK leaving the EU’, as Boris Johnson tells the country to prepare for a ‘no deal’.

Up to 1,700 lorries will be able to park at the new facility, which is under construction next to the M20 in Ashford.

Hauliers will need special permits to gain access to Kent in order to help avoid queues of 7,000 trucks heading for the border.

Meanwhile, portable toilets could be installed alongside roads in the Garden of England in case lorry drivers get stuck in congestion.

While the Government refers to the lorry park as an ‘inland border facility’, the online campaign describes it as a ‘diesel-soaked Valhalla’.

Launched on Thursday afternoon, it calls on Kent County Council to name the controversial new facility, ‘Nigel’s Folly’. It has received massive support online with more than 17,000 signatures.

An aerial picture shows excavators working at a construction site for a lorry park being built between the villages of Sevington and Mersham, near the M20 motorway near Ashford in Kent, south east England on October 6, 2020, which will have the capacity to hold nearly 10,000 vehicles in the event of a no-deal Brexit. - Queues of up to 7,000 heavy-goods vehicles could develop in southeast England from January if Britain leaves the European Union without a Brexit trading deal, the government forecast last month. In case of a no-deal Brexit, Britain's government is developing giant lorry parks in Kent to prevent gridlock on the road system leading in and out of London. (Photo by BEN STANSALL / AFP) (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)

Queues of up to 7,000 heavy-goods vehicles could develop in southeast England from January if Britain leaves the EU without a deal, according to the government (Picture: Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty Images)

A tractor can be seen digging in a large field

A view of land around Sevington in Ashford, Kent, as the government develops the 27-acre site near the town into a post-Brexit lorry park (Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)

A view of lorries queuing for Eurotunnel in Folkestone, Kent

Lorries queuing for Eurotunnel in Folkestone (Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)

Gareth Evans, the mysterious organiser of the petition, writes: ‘The undersigned request that the new Brexit lorry park in Kent be named after Nigel Farage, without his years of selfish grift, dissembling and misapplied zeal on the behalf of the more gullible voters of Kent this project just would not be happening.

‘It is fitting that every lorry driver, every commuter and every local resident has a chance to link this fine example of civil engineering to its true hero.’

He continues: ‘It may be that Mr Farage will be unable or unwilling to attend the unveiling of this great honour that we do him, but that shouldn’t get in the way of seeing his name and huge gurn plastered all over the boundary fence at regular intervals, topped by a coil of razor wire no doubt festooned with the shreds of black farmers’ plastic known as witches’ knickers.

‘For the foreseeable future everyone should genuinely be able to refer to this diesel-soaked Valhalla as Nigel’s Folly.’

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