"Grayling paid lorry drivers around £550 each to arrive at a deserted airfield to create this traffic jam, and then roll towards Dover. Sadly, it turns out it is surprisingly difficult to organise a traffic jam in Dover, as not as many vehicles turned up as the government had hoped, ..." From an online blog by The Spectator Though what is not clear is the period of time for which the payment is due: Per day? Per half-day? Per hour? Per "session"? But at the stated rate, he had few takers, apparently. "Makes yer fink....?"