Over 20,000 call for Brexit lorry park in Kent to be named after Nigel Farage in online petition

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The lorry park being built between the villages of Sevington and Mersham, near the M20 motorway near Ashford in Kent. (Getty)

A tongue-in-cheek online petition has called for a new lorry park being built near Dover to be named after Nigel Farage.

The enormous complex is currently under construction in Kent to help the port authorities deal with the expected backlog of freight traffic caused by a no deal Brexit.

As many as 1,700 lorries will be housed in the facility which is being hastily built next to the M20 in Ashford.

In the event of a no deal Brexit, the government says it is constructing the so-called “inland border facility” to deal with queues of up to 7,000 trucks heading for Dover.

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Lines of heavy goods vehicles and cargo lorries are seen queued along the M20 motorway as part of the Operation Stack traffic control plan. (Getty)

Portable toilets are also set to be installed alongside the motorway for lorry drivers who are stuck in the queue for extended periods.

An online petition which appeared on Thursday afternoon has called for the park to be named after Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage.

“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.

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