Brexit gets lots of press, but who expected dogging to become part of the conversation?
Well, it has, according to one government minister speaking to the Sunday Times newspaper. The minister said that working class truck drivers stuck in Brexit-related traffic jams may take up dogging (watching people having sex in public) to pass the time.
The minister said the behaviour of truck drivers was a topic of conversation at no-deal Brexit meetings. And it seems the government suspects drivers may pop along to voyeuristic sex sites if the traffic becomes bad on route to Dover.
“There are also dogging hotspots all over the place,” stated the minister.
The article also suggested: “Ministers believe the issue is more likely to flare up with British truckers.”
Unsurprisingly, the industry has taken umbrage to these claims.
Duncan Buchanan, policy director at the Road Haulage Association has fought back by saying: “It assumes lorry drivers are going to be taking their lorries and their loads and go dogging. I mean, it’s just ridiculous. It doesn’t happen.
“I think it is probably one of the most absurd stories I’ve heard. It is so absurd that people might laugh but, really, it’s not funny.”