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Old Jan 12th 2021, 9:17 am
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Cool Oi!!! Hands off my Shredded Wheat!!

Besides Covid, there is the other matter of Brexit of course and seeing how this all takes shape now that we are well into January.

The Dutch as usual are taking it all literally and confiscating ham and cheese sandwiches at the border amongst other things...
As if all the cheese and ham in supermarkets has suddenly become contaminated over night, with the bulk of "Dutch" cheese produced in Germany..and a lot of Ham coming from Denmark..

Completely ridiculous. Before EU and also in the early EEC days it was permissible to bring food for your own consumption.

I wonder if there is a minister looking at this?

Perhaps a boycott of EU Ham and Cheese would put a stop to this.. as well as the "BRITISH" Covid that we are accused of!!!

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Old Jan 12th 2021, 9:38 am
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Are you being serious? Ham and cheese at Albert Heijn are quite good. Who cares where it comes from?
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Old Jan 12th 2021, 9:45 am
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To look at what exactly ??? To beg EU to break its custom rule for non-EU country? Don't be ridiculous!
It is british covid variant mutation! It's UK that discovered it and reported it to WHO! Get out of your bitter denial.

You reap what you saw.
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Old Jan 12th 2021, 11:50 am
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I am actually talking about people returning to Europe from UK having food confiscated by NL border controls, not only British nationals but also truck drivers retuning home.

It was always OK to bring stuff with you for your own use...now it's gone a bit crazy.
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I am actually talking about people returning to Europe from UK having food confiscated by NL border controls, not only British nationals but also truck drivers retuning home.

It was always OK to bring stuff with you for your own use...now it's gone a bit crazy.
Custom rules apply when travel is in either direction and to ANY national.
This has nothing about being UK national, but about coming from/going to non-EU country.

What was in past is irrelevant, UK is not in Customs Union.
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Originally Posted by calman014 View Post
I am actually talking about people returning to Europe from UK having food confiscated by NL border controls, not only British nationals but also truck drivers retuning home.

It was always OK to bring stuff with you for your own use...now it's gone a bit crazy.
It hasn't gone crazy, we simply now have to follow the same rules as every other non-EU country in the world. They're not going to make an exemption just for one country, and why should they? The UK has left the EU, and that will bring many changes, this is just one of them.

Pretty sure ministers have other slightly more pressing issues than worrying about Gary the trucker not being able to bring his cheese and pickle bap in to France.
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Brexiteers often used to say to Remainers "You lost now suck it up"
Now we Remainers can say to Brexiteers "You won now you suck it up"
They were told what would happen and now it is they do not like it
Which just goes to prove that they did not understand what they were voting for
And the price of fish in the UK has fallen through the floor because they cannot export it from the UK to the EU in a timely fashion so they are desperately trying to offload it in the UK but of course if it is not cod in batter forget it
And the fisher folk voted for Brexit
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Please do not make this discussion about leavers and remainers or the thread will become contentious and the interesting discussion on what is occurring will be lost.

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For example -

The Biosecurity Act 2015 requires that all imports of food comply with the biosecurity conditions for their import. Restrictions apply to many raw foods and certain processed food brought through the airport or mailed to Australia for private use. The following items are restricted:
  • eggs and egg products​
  • dairy products
  • uncanned meat
  • seeds and nuts
  • fresh fruit and vegetables
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But this thread would not exist if there was No Brexit
Now I do not know and do not care if or how calman voted in the referendum but if you look at the British Right Wing press you will see Brexiteer MPs going berserk at the EU enforcing the rules either on entry to the Continent or in NI They should take responsibility for their decisions Oh and the UK fisheries minister has admitted that she never even read the Brexit deal not even the bit relating to her area of responsibility ie fish so this is what I mean when I say that Brexiteers did not understand what they were voting for It is fair comment and pointing out that people must understand that there are consequences to the decisions they make
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Originally Posted by Listen Very Carefully View Post
But this thread would not exist if there was No Brexit
Now I do not know and do not care if or how calman voted in the referendum but if you look at the British Right Wing press you will see Brexiteer MPs going berserk at the EU enforcing the rules either on entry to the Continent or in NI They should take responsibility for their decisions Oh and the UK fisheries minister has admitted that she never even read the Brexit deal not even the bit relating to her area of responsibility ie fish so this is what I mean when I say that Brexiteers did not understand what they were voting for It is fair comment and pointing out that people must understand that there are consequences to the decisions they make
I do hope that you will receive a new . key for your keyboard as birthday present. Without it are your posts much more difficult to read.
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Originally Posted by Listen Very Carefully View Post
But this thread would not exist if there was No Brexit
Now I do not know and do not care if or how calman voted in the referendum but if you look at the British Right Wing press you will see Brexiteer MPs going berserk at the EU enforcing the rules either on entry to the Continent or in NI They should take responsibility for their decisions Oh and the UK fisheries minister has admitted that she never even read the Brexit deal not even the bit relating to her area of responsibility ie fish so this is what I mean when I say that Brexiteers did not understand what they were voting for It is fair comment and pointing out that people must understand that there are consequences to the decisions they make
(SushiFan beat me to it!) Wasn’t correct punctuation mandated on all web forums as part of the WA……
Seriously though LVC, I enjoy your posts but usually find them somewhat confusing to read. Curse those smartphones with tiny keys, especially with large fingers.

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Old Jan 27th 2021, 3:00 pm
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Actually I was one of the many prevented from voting for Brexit. After 15 years abroad etc...

My reason for posting was the pettiness of it all after we Brits were promised a 'level playing field'... now they are even arguing about the vaccines...pffffffff...

I wonder if I take a ham sandwich from France to England it will be confiscated?...

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Old Jan 28th 2021, 5:15 am
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Originally Posted by calman014 View Post
Actually I was one of the many prevented from voting for Brexit. After 15 years abroad etc...

My reason for posting was the pettiness of it all after we Brits were promised a 'level playing field'... now they are even arguing about the vaccines...pffffffff...

I wonder if I take a ham sandwich from France to England it will be confiscated?...
I very much doubt if it would be confiscated in Kent.
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