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How soon after Brexit will you....
« on: August 19, 2019, 09:21:55 pm »
Dare to travel to Europe?

I've just booked to go to a conference in Berlin on November 4th.

They'll have had a weekend after Halloween to sort it all out, so it should be just fine?

bludger

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Re: How soon after Brexit will you....
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2019, 09:39:26 pm »
Put it this way, I've already opened some online dating accounts and I'm getting in touch with every Irishwoman I can find...
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: How soon after Brexit will you....
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2019, 10:20:44 pm »
Dunno, if I was travelling on the 4th I'd:
change money in advance
arrive a couple of hours earlier than otherwise necessary, allowing for the Undesirables queue
otherwise not worry unless people came up and congratulated me.
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Jaded

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Re: How soon after Brexit will you....
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2019, 10:26:20 pm »
...apply for Scottish citizenship and vote Independence.
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

Re: How soon after Brexit will you....
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2019, 11:16:44 pm »
Be storing lots of loo rolls and tins of baked beans.........do they do tinned salad? (Have I pointed out that this is all unnecesary and barking mad?)
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Re: How soon after Brexit will you....
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2019, 07:24:27 am »
Probably just the same as when I was in Poland/Germany/Holland/Belgium/France when we were supposed to leave in March - forced to buy TWO International Driving Permits (at least they're valid until next March)

BUT - will it actually happen this time????

Rob

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Re: How soon after Brexit will you....
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2019, 07:50:22 am »
My current plan is to ride over to the Gent 6

Re: How soon after Brexit will you....
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2019, 07:56:16 am »
Not until April or May, to see my sister, who lives in Malaga.
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MikeFromLFE

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Re: How soon after Brexit will you....
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2019, 08:14:26 am »
We are cooking up a rail expedition to northern Germany (Lubeck & Rugen) and returning via Warsaw to Paris on the Russian night sleeper next June.
I'm absolutely, completely certain that everything will be perfect in the world by then. Or not.

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Re: How soon after Brexit will you....
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2019, 08:16:50 am »
We might end up staying in...
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Re: How soon after Brexit will you....
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2019, 08:53:51 am »
We’re going to Lourdes the week before Easter, so we’ll probably be away when the next deadline is supposed to happen. What, you don’t think there’ll be another extension?
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: How soon after Brexit will you....
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2019, 09:12:28 am »
Seeking divine intercession or giving thanks?

Edit: Or penance?
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Re: How soon after Brexit will you....
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2019, 09:24:13 am »
.......buy something from a Europe-based retailer? A lot of people on here use various EU mail order companies. What will the import tariff be?
Now that the UK has now a limited number of  mail order companies ( Wiggle/Chain Reaction must have a large percentage of total ordering across UK cyclists) how soon will it be that lack of competition plus import tariffs - who makes bike kit in the UK any more? - push the prices up significantly?

Re: How soon after Brexit will you....
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2019, 09:43:07 am »
The EU has already issued its 'preparedness' directives for no deal, they were done to cover the 12th April deadline and can be found on

   https://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-19-1813_en.htm

However, they are all more or less based on the UK offering reciprocal arrangements, something that is looking less likely by the day with the current BOJO
administration, for example :

-      Visa reciprocity (in the process of final adoption): visa-free travel to the EU for UK nationals if the UK also grants reciprocal and non-discriminatory visa-free travel to all EU citizens.

I believe a similar directive exists for travel that will allow existing agreements to be honoured (ferries, airlines etc) for a few months...

If freedom of movement is abolished on 31/10 (as has been mentioned) - i would imagine the EU will do likewise for Brits = Visa requirement.
My guess is that this is posturing for a forthcoming election...



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Alan

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Re: How soon after Brexit will you....
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2019, 10:03:51 am »
It was noted a Several of months ago that the EU was proposing something akin to the electronic travel authorisation used by for eg USAnia and Canuckistan.  So natch the knuckledraggers who inhabit the BTL regions of Heil Online had a feeld field day.
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Re: How soon after Brexit will you....
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2019, 10:06:56 am »
Hmm, reminds me how are those plans for a 'frictionless electronic border' coming along. We must surely be ready to roll out that technology by now?
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Kim

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Re: How soon after Brexit will you....
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2019, 11:25:11 am »
I thought this was going to be "How soon after brexit will you die?"   :-\
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Re: How soon after Brexit will you....
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2019, 01:00:32 pm »
My parents have a flat in Jerusalem. (Parents' ages total 172)
They plan to spend several autumn weeks there, returning to London on 4 November.
Mum is Danish and fit. She has not applied for Settled Status.
Dad is frail and needs multiple medical supplies and medicines.

What could POSSIBLY go wrong?

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Re: How soon after Brexit will you....
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2019, 02:25:04 pm »
We might end up staying in...

Prayers are being said!

Rob

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Re: How soon after Brexit will you....
« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2019, 02:29:38 pm »
Hmm, reminds me how are those plans for a 'frictionless electronic border' coming along. We must surely be ready to roll out that technology by now?

Electronic my eye. Sure all they need to do is put in a theoretically hard border but make sure it's staffed by people who have family both sides. They can just wave folk through and say nothing, as long as they have the right accent.

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Re: How soon after Brexit will you....
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2019, 02:40:23 pm »
My parents have a flat in Jerusalem. (Parents' ages total 172)
They plan to spend several autumn weeks there, returning to London on 4 November.
Mum is Danish and fit. She has not applied for Settled Status.
Dad is frail and needs multiple medical supplies and medicines.

What could POSSIBLY go wrong?
A possible Daily Excess headline in the making? If it hasn’t been done to deth by the time your parents try to regain entry of course.
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hellymedic

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Re: How soon after Brexit will you....
« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2019, 02:47:40 pm »
Dad supports Brexit, though was in Jerusalem for the referendum. He reads the Torygraph
Mum never had a vote but was absent.

Parents are wont to change travel plans if illness or Events intervene...

I do not wish my parents ill.

I hope all goes well but...

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Re: How soon after Brexit will you....
« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2019, 02:37:32 am »
Hmm, reminds me how are those plans for a 'frictionless electronic border' coming along. We must surely be ready to roll out that technology by now?

Electronic my eye. Sure all they need to do is put in a theoretically hard border but make sure it's staffed by people who have family both sides. They can just wave folk through and say nothing, as long as they have the right accent.

"Oh you are Irish, are you?  Just say Augher, Clogher and Aughnacloy for me now, would you?"

Any hard border will last about ten minutes before we learn the winner of the race between the Republicans and the Unionists to see who can blow it up first.
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Re: How soon after Brexit will you....
« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2019, 06:25:07 pm »
Last I looked exit day was during half term. Mrs Dan was going to be away over it, coming back on 1st or 2nd (planned many moons ago). She’s cancelled the bits that were booked, citing massive stress as not being the basis of a decent holiday.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: How soon after Brexit will you....
« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2019, 06:58:48 pm »
I'd have thought being away and having literal and metaphorical distance would be less stressful. Perspective, being surrounded by people with other preoccupations, not hearing, reading and talking about it 24/7. I'm assuming that away means abroad; another continent would be even better. Non-Anglophone Africa might be good.
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