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Old Mar 8th 2018, 9:48 pm
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Default BREXIT...what possibly could go wrong?

Let's make a list of the fun we're going to have once we escape the big bad anti-bendy EU:

1. Permanent 30 mile tailbacks at Calais

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Old Mar 8th 2018, 10:25 pm
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I suspect from the Brexiter s point of view, just about everything.
All those concerns which led many of them to vote to leave will still be with us for years after we have left.
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Default Re: BREXIT...what possibly could go wrong?

Originally Posted by Shard View Post
Let's make a list of the fun we're going to have once we escape the big bad anti-bendy EU:

1. Permanent 30 mile tailbacks at Calais

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2. Queues at French immigration checkpoints before boarding the Eurostar at St. Pancras.
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Old Mar 8th 2018, 11:59 pm
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Let's make a list of the fun we're going to have once we escape the big bad anti-bendy EU:
Nigel Farage in the UK more often.....
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Massive corruption. Maybe better not to have an open border with this kind of country 😂

https://www.politico.eu/article/brussels-demands-uk-pay-e2-7-billion-in-lost-customs-duties/

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Old Mar 9th 2018, 8:04 am
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5hr + queues at all airports within the EU for British passport holders. ( we just survived a 5 and a half hour queue just to get into B****y Canada.) .
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Originally Posted by Assanah View Post
Massive corruption. Maybe better not to have an open border with this kind of country 😂

https://www.politico.eu/article/brus...ustoms-duties/
Oooh errr It was the massive Chinese presence that stopped us getting into Canada
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EU is demanding the UK pay customs duties it has avoided on imports from guess where " China ". BBC news.
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Originally Posted by GeniB View Post
5hr + queues at all airports within the EU for British passport holders. ( we just survived a 5 and a half hour queue just to get into B****y Canada.) .
I used to fly to Schiphol every other week from the UK - the queues at immigration for EU were just as long as for non-EU and could be up to an hour with people backed up the stairs.

I used to like landing in SFO with a green card back in the day though, the non-citizen/prs queue was horrendous.
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Old Mar 9th 2018, 8:14 am
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War - starting with Spain over Gibraltar.
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Old Mar 9th 2018, 8:17 am
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Originally Posted by Cape Blue View Post
I used to fly to Schiphol every other week from the UK - the queues at immigration for EU were just as long as for non-EU and could be up to an hour with people backed up the stairs.

I used to like landing in SFO with a green card back in the day though, the non-citizen/prs queue was horrendous.
Schipol is a major international airport.
Not relevant to the millions of Brits who go on holiday to much smaller airports around the world.
You have also forgotten something called technology .
But you have a point, At Bristol at peak times in the summer those arriving 90% Brits are held in corridors due to the queues at passport control.
SFA to do with the EU .
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Originally Posted by Cape Blue View Post
I used to fly to Schiphol every other week from the UK - the queues at immigration for EU were just as long as for non-EU and could be up to an hour with people backed up the stairs.

I used to like landing in SFO with a green card back in the day though, the non-citizen/prs queue was horrendous.
NEVER In the 30 yrs I lived in NL Have I ever had to queue in something like you describe.. Are you sure it was Schiphol ?
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The end of Western political civilisation. The President of the European Council said it so it must be true.
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The end of Western political civilisation. The President of the European Council said it so it must be true.
Good thread while it lasted - thanks, Shard - but I think that might be game over, mightn't it? Can't think of anything much worse than that.

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Originally Posted by GeniB View Post
NEVER In the 30 yrs I lived in NL Have I ever had to queue in something like you describe.. Are you sure it was Schiphol ?
I'm pretty sure I was landing in Schiphol every other week yes. This was on the early commuter run and I was surprised the first time it happened, but I would say it typically varied from 10 mins of queuing to an hour.
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