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29 minutes ago, John Wright said:

But that ignores the two incontrovertible facts.

1. UK didn’t have to leave.  Agreed

2. The UK chose to become a third country.  Agreed

Once that is understood these anti EU allegations of intransigence fall away. Where else does the EU have a land border with trusted trader or special schemes? Why should it go the extra mile for the UK that wanted out? Can't argue with you there.  Switzerland seems to be the example everyone gives but there is a border and trade agreement...

All the EU intransigence allegations reveal is a UK that didn’t understand that Out means Out meant no special privileges.  Amazing isn't it?  It's not as if the UK weren't warned what the implications of leaving the single market would be.

I did read some of the comments. The level of illiteracy is at FB levels.  :lol:

What I find interesting about the comments, once deciphered, is that a lot of them are actually making the same points you have.  That is pretty remarkable for comments on the DM where most people are absolutely in support of Brexit and for some godforsaken reason Johnson and his Government.  If the Mail readers are starting to spot the truth maybe others will soon. 

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8 minutes ago, manxman1980 said:

What I find interesting about the comments, once deciphered, is that a lot of them are actually making the same points you have.  That is pretty remarkable for comments on the DM where most people are absolutely in support of Brexit and for some godforsaken reason Johnson and his Government.  If the Mail readers are starting to spot the truth maybe others will soon. 

And of course, as well as being within the single market, Switzerland  is within Schengen and has freedom of movement, both ways.

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Well, Brexit bites again. I’ve a classic car down in Spain. Parts not readily available. So I ordered from the marque specialist in the UK. Direct delivery to my mechanic in Spain.

Same here. Car now off the road and waiting for my fine for having no current ITV.

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It’s a total mess.

Last year we replaced our kitchen table and cooking crockery. The old stuff matched what I’ve got at our holiday home in Spain. Everything was wrapped and boxed and loaded to take to Spain just before Xmas.

As you know we got turned back in the boarding queue at Portsmouth after Spain stopped Brits from entering due to Alpha (Kent) variant.

About two months ago I’d done some work for a local haulier and courier. They had an agent in Spain. Together we sorted out all the forms necessary post Brexit. Full inventory, valuation, explanation it was for a second home and was personal goods.

The agent refused to accept the consignment as they’d experienced so much trouble getting stuff in to spain.

We tracked down someone else and, eventually, off it went.

Arrived. Seized by Spanish customs who alleged it required a sanitary certificate to confirm it was free of food waste. Or I could register as a catering business and apply for a health certificate to allow me to import commercially.

Roll on 3 weeks of negotiation, and eventually they relented. Agreed personal importation of used property to a second home did not require either.

I had to pay import duty and VAT and handling fees totalling €350? I’d expected about €200, but 23 days storage in bond at €2 a day plus the custom agent commission hiked it up.

Never again.

I know it’s first world and privilege problems. But we’ve had 20 years of moving stuff too and fro. 

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It might be first world probs John but what really grates is that it is all so unnecessary and ultimately of no tangible benefit for anyone.

Nobody in either tribe seems happy except maybe customs agents and flag makers....

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On 6/25/2021 at 4:38 PM, ballaughbiker said:

It might be first world probs John but what really grates is that it is all so unnecessary and ultimately of no tangible benefit for anyone.

Nobody in either tribe seems happy except maybe customs agents and flag makers....

Brexiteers should be happy.

 

It is what they voted for.

 

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