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Sat Feb 15, 2020, 05:02 PM

Brexit : Some of them still don't get it. Don't be a Colin.

Absolutely disgusting service at Schiphol airport. 55 minutes we have been stood in the immigration queue. This isnít the Brexit I voted for. https://t.co/QcSne9d4qW


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Reply Brexit : Some of them still don't get it. Don't be a Colin. (Original post)
OnDoutside Feb 2020 OP
mwooldri Feb 2020 #1
JustAnotherGen Feb 2020 #3
malaise Feb 2020 #2
dalton99a Feb 2020 #4
Laelth Feb 2020 #5
pansypoo53219 Feb 2020 #6
CanonRay Feb 2020 #7
Lonestarblue Feb 2020 #8
OnDoutside Feb 2020 #9
moondust Feb 2020 #10

Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 05:47 PM

1. It turns out the issue isn't Brexit related at all.

All UK (and Irish) citizens have a passport check when entering the Schengen zone. The airport was training new employees, hence the extra long queues.

However when everything is agreed upon, the UK won't even be in the European Economic Area and won't be able to use the shorter passport line. The "Other" (longer) line will have to be used (unless something is negotiated).

Incidentally when I travel to the UK with my family I always go into the "Other" line (and my family enter the "Other" line when coming back to the US). As a family we want to stay together, even though when entering the UK I can use the UK Citizens line and when entering the US my wife and kids can use the US Citizens line. We just don't want to split up. Sometimes a staff member managing the "others" queue will see us together in the queue and send all of us into the "citizens" queue as we would be quicker to process.

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Response to mwooldri (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 05:56 PM

3. Prior to obtaining Italian citizenship

Italian customs let me go with my husband in the EU line.

TBH - I'm a bit leery of traveling to Scotland this summer.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 05:50 PM

2. Good

You're no longer citizens of Europe - that was your choice

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 06:09 PM

4. "I voted for Brexit. Why am I treated like an outsider?"



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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 06:10 PM

5. Appropos of nothing ...

The following is what this thread first brought to my mind.





-Laelth

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 07:15 PM

6. why is he not in the UK. brexit means you have to stay in the UK dumbass.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 07:29 PM

7. Actually, it's exactly the Brexit you voted for moron.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 07:42 PM

8. Perhaps people voted for Brexit because they assumed they could keep all their EU privileges.

All they wanted was to get rid of those troublesome immigrants from places like Syria who left home on a whim hoping to take advantage of UK public benefitsónot because their homes and towns had been blown to smithereens! UK residents are used to traveling freely throughout the EU and taking jobs in other countries. Thatís over unless the EU agrees to give some extraordinary privileges just to UK citizens. I donít see that happening because it sets a bad precedent for other countries that may want to leave.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 01:01 AM

9. That, along with"taking back control" is exactly what my taxi driver

said to me yesterday. He was utterly clueless about the implications of Brexit apart from the glib one liners, like Johnson's Get Brexit Done slogan during the last election. There was no point trying to explain how screwed up that decision was, so I just said that it IS in the past now. While immigration was his second point, I informed him that it was the British government's decision not to implement the 7 year delay on allowing workers from new EU states the right to work in the UK. He didn't know about that.

The other thing that shocked him was me informing him that if it all goes wrong for the UK, and they decide to rejoin the EU, they would have to make a fresh application to become a member, meaning that they would get none of the opt outs they had previously, like not having to join the Eurozone or not joining the Schengen area. He was genuinely shocked !!!!

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 01:22 AM

10. Dear Colin,

Did you really have any idea what you were getting into when you voted for Brexit? Didn't think so. Did ya fall for Farage's self-serving bullshit?

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