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Old Jan 12th 2021, 10:33 pm
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Thanks for the update Astera! I did think that Brexit may slow things down. Wasn't there talk of a new passport cover?
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Thanks for the update Astera! I did think that Brexit may slow things down. Wasn't there talk of a new passport cover?
The self-destructive effect of Brexit will be felt (or in fact already is) in many, many areas but passports should still operate as usual simply because documents tend to breeze through customs everywhere. I suspect that regular postage services might have been affected more, but courier deliveries like UPS are still operating in a timely manner.

On a side note the new passports are actually manufactured by a French-Dutch company in Poland.
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On a side note the new passports are actually manufactured by a French-Dutch company in Poland. [/QUOTE]

The irony of Brexit­čśé (slightly embarrassing though)
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On a side note the new passports are actually manufactured by a French-Dutch company in Poland.
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Nope - it just shows that the UK is open for business with the world - including the EU
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The irony of Brexit­čśé (slightly embarrassing though)
Yup. It's almost painful to watch, especially nowadays when people are figuring out that Brexit was just a huge scam to put certain people in power.

The good thing about the passport process is that you get regular updates sent by email. I mentioned before that some docs were delivered yesterday and already today I received a message confirming the receipt of those documents (not specific, just that documents were received and will be checked). So at least you are kept up to date with everything and know what's going on.

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Nope - it just shows that the UK is open for business with the world - including the EU
Wrong. It just shows the world that stupidity has no limits and people now look at the UK as the laughing stock of the world, albeit temporarily helped by the fact that the US is a mess too (what a coincidence - both counties are run by clueless clowns!).

'Closed for business' is the message, but the government clowns don't care. Johnson's dad is applying for a EU passport, Rees-Mogg moved his entire business to the EU. Dyson peddled brexit and then evacuated himself out of the UK. The ruling class and the establishment at large want themselves, their families, their businesses to be part of the EU, whereas the rest of the country can be fed to the wolves...
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Wrong. It just shows the world that stupidity has no limits and people now look at the UK as the laughing stock of the world, albeit temporarily helped by the fact that the US is a mess too (what a coincidence - both counties are run by clueless clowns!).

'Closed for business' is the message, but the government clowns don't care. Johnson's dad is applying for a EU passport, Rees-Mogg moved his entire business to the EU. Dyson peddled brexit and then evacuated himself out of the UK. The ruling class and the establishment at large want themselves, their families, their businesses to be part of the EU, whereas the rest of the country can be fed to the wolves...
Even though I thought Brexit was a bad idea, that's what the people voted for - so rightly or wrongly, that's what they're getting

One of the great things about democracy is that the majority decide what to do but those that don't agree have to go along with this until the next ballot - when they get their say. Now I'm sure that at the next election, if there's a party that wants the UK to rejoin the EU and a majority agree with this, then that's what will happen. Ain't democracy great!

The UK will be fine. There may be some short term pain but they'll sort it out

Unfortunately, you've posted some half-truths and lies. Rees Mogg's company has opened a fund in Ireland - therefore moved some of their assets there. I don't blame them, Ireland is one of the fastest growing economies in the world (look at their recent HDI performance), meaning that their clients will have access to this - awesome. He has not moved his entire business to the EU. Johnson's dad has applied for a French passport. He sees himself as a Frenchman (His words. His decision. Nothing to do with you or me. You are whatever you want to be - not what some other f**ker thinks you are). Like many other people of Anglo-Celtic extraction, I have access to an Irish passport and am in the process of applying for one, and why not? Give myself as many options as possible. Dyson was planning to build a car factory in Singapore so he moved/is moving there. Costs for this got out of control and the project has been cancelled. Now if I had his money, I'd also be out of the UK like a flash. That country has a conservative government in name only - and they are completely fiscally unconservative - almost socialist in nature, anti-business, hijacked by the lure of big government. A slow motion train wreck basically - and the opposition is even worse! No thanks

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On a side note the new passports are actually manufactured by a French-Dutch company in Poland.
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To further add to the irony sent to nominated address by DHS a German company. (courier service)
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Even though I thought Brexit was a bad idea, that's what the people voted for - so rightly or wrongly, that's what they're getting

One of the great things about democracy is that the majority decide what to do but those that don't agree have to go along with this until the next ballot - when they get their say. Now I'm sure that at the next election, if there's a party that wants the UK to rejoin the EU and a majority agree with this, then that's what will happen. Ain't democracy great!

The UK will be fine. There may be some short term pain but they'll sort it out

Unfortunately, you've posted some half-truths and lies. Rees Mogg's company has opened a fund in Ireland - therefore moved some of their assets there. I don't blame them, Ireland is one of the fastest growing economies in the world (look at their recent HDI performance), meaning that their clients will have access to this - awesome. He has not moved his entire business to the EU. Johnson's dad has applied for a French passport. He sees himself as a Frenchman (His words. His decision. Nothing to do with you or me. You are whatever you want to be - not what some other f**ker thinks you are). Like many other people of Anglo-Celtic extraction, I have access to an Irish passport and am in the process of applying for one, and why not? Give myself as many options as possible. Dyson was planning to build a car factory in Singapore so he moved/is moving there. Costs for this got out of control and the project has been cancelled. Now if I had his money, I'd also be out of the UK like a flash. That country has a conservative government in name only - and they are completely fiscally unconservative - almost socialist in nature, anti-business, hijacked by the lure of big government. A slow motion train wreck basically - and the opposition is even worse! No thanks
Brexit was a bad idea and remains a bad ides, regardless of the lies told to the British people. A vote today of course would likely reverse the original decision. But it is what it is. There is a reason, Boris, a conservative by nature, has relented and become more 'liberal' that being political necessity. He fluffed the early stages of corona virus, but over time it does appear some of the wind has left his sails. Obviously business should be held accountable and not government to business. Still a way to go on that one.
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Thanks for the update Astera! I did think that Brexit may slow things down. Wasn't there talk of a new passport cover?
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The UK will be fine. There may be some short term pain but they'll sort it out
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Unfortunately, you've posted some half-truths and lies.
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Rees Mogg's company... ...I don't blame them
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Johnson's dad has applied for a French passport. He sees himself as a Frenchman
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Dyson... ...Now if I had his money, I'd also be out of the UK like a flash
Saying that the UK will be fine due to brexit makes about as much sense as someone having a healthy leg amputated for no reason. Just a leg after all, they'll still be able to move around. No biggie, right? Not the end of the world. Doesn't sound too logical, does it? Luckily the only good thing about brexit - the ONLY good thing - is that it is reversible down the road. But all the costs and the losses unfortunately aren't...

I only exaggerated with Mogg moving _everything_ to Ireland - obviously I didn't mean his UK clients would no longer have a UK office to call. But even there the lies compounded as Ireland was chosen in what was written in the prospectus as "considerable uncertainty" for the UK following brexit... and then came public statements from people involved with the fund that choosing Ireland had nothing to do with... brexit. Clowns...

Johnson's dad suddenly feeling that's he's actually French at the age of 80 and announcing it less than 24 hours before the UK leaves the EU? Wow, what a bizarre coincidence...

Dyson claiming how great brexit will be and bailing out of the UK faster than Usain Bolt at the Olympics. And wasn't it just last month that yet another brexit clown, Jim Ratcliffe, confirmed that he was ditching a UK location in favour of France for a car production plant?

I must say I am with you on Dyson though - with that much money I'd be out of the UK in a flash, just like you. We'd probably choose different directions though, and here I'd be on the same page as Dyson: Singapore all the way.

Anyway, I haven't been spreading lies, you must have me mistaken for the Boris Johnson circus act. No checks or paperwork on goods going to Northern Ireland because the UK will always be one? Sold them down the river. Fishermen? Need to stay 12 miles clear of mainland European coasts whereas EU fishermen only need to be 6 miles away from UK territory. Sold them down the river too. The service industry? Not much there in the withdrawal agreement at all because it only focused on goods. How ridiculous is that? That's 80% of UK GDP altogether (including the "City"). Sold down the river as well...

European leaders must have put in an enormous effort to stop themselves from laughter when faced with Johnson's submoronic negotiating tactics. Scaremongering real EU negotiators with a "no deal" outcome? I bet they couldn't stop laughing at how he could even think they would fall for that - especially after the governor of the Bank of England himself publicly stated that no-deal would would bring about an even greater disaster on the UK economy... than Covid! No wonder the negotiations ended with a massive victory for the side that truthfully held all the cards and played them right.

Final note before we get back to the original topic: Johnson's so-called "deal" is way worse than what Teresa May had in hand. Now let that sink in!

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I haven't had any status update in the last 24h but then that's to be expected - I will let you know the first impressions about the look as soon as I receive it though. It is supposed to be blue now but the gov't propaganda about it has been abysmal. They made it look like the EU forced the burgundy colour on the UK when in fact the UK was always free to have whatever colour it wanted.
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Saying that the UK will be fine due to brexit makes about as much sense as someone having a healthy leg amputated for no reason. Just a leg after all, they'll still be able to move around. No biggie, right? Not the end of the world. Doesn't sound too logical, does it? Luckily the only good thing about brexit - the ONLY good thing - is that it is reversible down the road. But all the costs and the losses unfortunately aren't...

I only exaggerated with Mogg moving _everything_ to Ireland - obviously I didn't mean his UK clients would no longer have a UK office to call. But even there the lies compounded as Ireland was chosen in what was written in the prospectus as "considerable uncertainty" for the UK following brexit... and then came public statements from people involved with the fund that choosing Ireland had nothing to do with... brexit. Clowns...

Johnson's dad suddenly feeling that's he's actually French at the age of 80 and announcing it less than 24 hours before the UK leaves the EU? Wow, what a bizarre coincidence...

Dyson claiming how great brexit will be and bailing out of the UK faster than Usain Bolt at the Olympics. And wasn't it just last month that yet another brexit clown, Jim Ratcliffe, confirmed that he was ditching a UK location in favour of France for a car production plant?

I must say I am with you on Dyson though - with that much money I'd be out of the UK in a flash, just like you. We'd probably choose different directions though, and here I'd be on the same page as Dyson: Singapore all the way.

Anyway, I haven't been spreading lies, you must have me mistaken for the Boris Johnson circus act. No checks or paperwork on goods going to Northern Ireland because the UK will always be one? Sold them down the river. Fishermen? Need to stay 12 miles clear of mainland European coasts whereas EU fishermen only need to be 6 miles away from UK territory. Sold them down the river too. The service industry? Not much there in the withdrawal agreement at all because it only focused on goods. How ridiculous is that? That's 80% of UK GDP altogether (including the "City"). Sold down the river as well...

European leaders must have put in an enormous effort to stop themselves from laughter when faced with Johnson's submoronic negotiating tactics. Scaremongering real EU negotiators with a "no deal" outcome? I bet they couldn't stop laughing at how he could even think they would fall for that - especially after the governor of the Bank of England himself publicly stated that no-deal would would bring about an even greater disaster on the UK economy... than Covid! No wonder the negotiations ended with a massive victory for the side that truthfully held all the cards and played them right.

Final note before we get back to the original topic: Johnson's so-called "deal" is way worse than what Teresa May had in hand. Now let that sink in!



I haven't had any status update in the last 24h but then that's to be expected - I will let you know the first impressions about the look as soon as I receive it though. It is supposed to be blue now but the gov't propaganda about it has been abysmal. They made it look like the EU forced the burgundy colour on the UK when in fact the UK was always free to have whatever colour it wanted.
I saw one this morning. Definitely blue. Minus EU on front obviously.
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Over a month has passed and still nothing, not even an update. What a circus...

Has anyone else dealt with the "Passport Office" recently?
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Over a month has passed and still nothing, not even an update. What a circus...

Has anyone else dealt with the "Passport Office" recently?
Yes. My documents were received by the UK Passport Office on 21st December (online), and the courier delivered my new Blue UK Passport to me here in Australia on 8th January!

Considering the Christmas holidays etc. It was very fast, and an easy process.
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Over a month has passed and still nothing, not even an update. What a circus...

Has anyone else dealt with the "Passport Office" recently?
Took about 8 working days for a renewal for my daughter recently.
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Many thanks for the feedback - this is a renewal for my daughter as well. Did you guys pay for priority service or did you go down the regular route?

I must be SOL because I'm dealing with complete clowns over there. All documents received on Jan 13... and now it's Feb 15 and still NOTHING. Third world standards from a third world government... good thing we have our Aussie passports so we're not completely stuck due to this fiasco...
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