Why Freeports are a terrible idea

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The government is proposing that there should be at least ten new freeports in the UK.

These were so useless the last time that they were tried in the UK that the programme was abandoned, by David Cameron.

But this time Rishi Sunak is pushing them harder. This time they will create ten new internal borders in the UK, which are the last thing that we need, and will undermine the security of employees who work there whilst being notoriously open to criminal abuse because of the light-touch regulation that they involve.

In this short video I explain why they really are not a good idea.