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    Beatrix
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    The British living in mainland Europe ARE a special, or a particular case, given that we are presently permitted to live in mainland Europe without any specific requirements, as the UK is currently part of the EU. This is NOT the case for Americans, Antipodeans, Chinese, Japanese or other non-EU members.

    Brexit was/is badly thought out and badly organised and should have been better controlled, but it was a knee-jerk vote based on misconceptions and false information and the result was a surprise to many and a big shock to others. Even so, it’s happened and we’ll just have to make the best of it.

    Not quite the same as Brexit, but Germany “lost” the war and reached the bottom of public opinion as a result, but look at how they have succeeded since, perhaps in 70, 75 years time the UK, if it is still United, of course, will have made similar forward steps.

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    Whatever way you voted the sad fact is the United Kingdom is not united at all now. Families, friends etc. have fallen out over this. Such a shame.

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    That is so true Jivedance and as you say such a shame that this period in our history is not only going to be remembered for the shambolic efforts of the politicians, the traumatic effects on the nation because of the indecision and uncertainty but also for the way it split friends and family asunder. Very sad.

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    #456479

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    F/c, the last time I heard the word ‘asunder’ used was on my wedding day when the vicar was doing the service !

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    Blimey, the mind boggles, whatever was he saying? I forgot this  ;-) :whistle:

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    We might be remembered for fiddling with Brexit whilst the planet burned.

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    #456507

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    The vicar said the words “…..What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder.” which comes from Mark 10:9 apparently.

    An eventful day : the service went well and we invited the vicar and his missus to the reception. Whilst there the vicarage was burgled !!

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    #456510

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    Yes Seabadger, there are an awful lot of important issues that have fallen by the wayside during all the concentration on Brexit.

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    Just to confirm, Littlewennet who posted earlier in this thread asked to have their account removed, they were not deleted for any wrongdoing.

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    #456567

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    Why was Deboer  made ‘anonymous’ ? Is it temporary or will he be allowed back ?

    I for one miss his caustic wit

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    Lucky you Pete…his ” caustic wit”was too often aimed at me.

    i have a sense of humour…but don’t enjoy being savaged .

     

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    Pete said;

    The vicar said the words “…..What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder.” which comes from Mark 10:9 apparently.

    Yes I knew that Pete I was being ever so slightly facetious which is why I went back to add the wink etc I think the vicar probably said the same at our wedding but a combination of the day passing in a haze of wonder & excitement and the fact that it was 55 years ago has dulled the memory somewhat!! Shame the Lord wasn’t looking out for your vicar and he was burgled!

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    The Guardian breaking the story now that according to it’s sources, Brexit may be delayed til 2021…..

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/feb/24/brexit-could-be-delayed-until-2021-eu-sources-reveal

    :unsure: :unsure:   :unsure:   :unsure:   :unsure:

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    That won’t happen G.

    Mind you, it’s an interesting thought, especilly if a General Electon was to be called  during the extension !

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    Won’t happen?

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    For goodness sake, if they couldn’t come up with a workable plan in the more than two years that have already passed whatever difference is having an extension going make, whether it happens or not?

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    It’s incompetence on a grand scale, never seen anything like this, I suspect the other EU countries are in total dismay about how the UK government has dealt with leaving the EU.

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    At least it shows the other EU country what not to do (if anything done !)

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    Many times Mrs May has said the UK will definitely leave the EU on the 29th March and once again yet another date will pass. We have had several dates for a vote and all have been dismissed as she goes back to Brussels  to seek help. It is just unbelievable the way she has walked all over the house, the Tories have been warned by the speaker but no one gives a monkeys any more. Parliament has become a sad joke, lies, lies and more lies and no one seems to worry about it. It started with the bus and the lies have carried on relentless….Goodness knows what will happen when the UK finally leave the EU but I will put my neck on the line and say it may well be a catastrophe.

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    If and when it does come to pass I cannot imagine what a mess will be made of the ensuing transition period if the glorious cock-up that has been made of leaving is anything to go by!

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    I would love someone to tell me why it will be good. Lots of people say it will be, but forget to actually give any evidence to support this.

    As far as I can see, nothing good will come if it.

    Nobody voting to leave had any idea what it would entail and where the UK would be afterwards.

    Its about time someone had the bal*s to  reverse this catastrophic error.

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    Many people who voted to leave wanted ‘British jobs for British people’.

    What jobs?! Honda 3,500 to go. Nissan won’t be producing the x-trail in Sunderland so that’s about 750 possible losses. BOOTS 350 from its Head Office. In the region of 164,000 retail jobs. Tesco 15,000.          Jaguar Land-Rover 5,000. More and more bank closures.

    I could go on and on………………

     

    I am just thankful we left the sinking ship when we did 8+ years ago.

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    Here is another issue : pallets

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    #460237

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    Something else to add to the list Babeth!

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    Just read that too on BBC News :

    All EU rules and regulations, including on mobile roaming anywhere in the EU, will continue to apply until the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020, which may be extended for one or two years.

    If the UK leaves without a deal, Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright has confirmed that mobile operators will be able to implement roaming charges if they want to.

    But he added that the government would be legislating to put a £45-a-month limit on the amount that customers could be charged for using mobile data abroad.

    There would also be requirements for customers to be informed when they have reached 80% and 100% of their data allowances.

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    #460285

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    Amazing that the initial initiator of this post hasn’t commented since he posed his question…..maybe it was light the firework and stand back and watc h all us  supposed “whinging expats”.

    well I think we’ve knocked back his argument !

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    I just love the pallet problem !

    Shows how the UK is ( has been ) connected to the EU without even thinking/talking about it until now .

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    UK Gov to slash up to 90% of trade tariffs in the event of a no deal?  Ummmm, how could this be percieved and what potential ramifications for the UK and the EU if this happens?

     

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    Let me just try and describe my feelings towards just two tory senior cabinet ministers without swearing, please stop me when I get it wrong :yes:

    greyling……Arrogant, worthless waste of space, coward who will not even face up to his total failure in everything he has meddled in. Just half of the money he has lost through his total incompetence would have cut waiting lists on the NHS, put police back on the streets, secured UK boarders and on and on.

    Supported by may. Someone who is such an unbelievably arrogant, blinkered, stupid, worthless lier who isn’t fit to open a village fete, and belongs in a darkend padded room with no chance of ever holding a position above that of the village idiot.

    How much longer has this fiasco got to go on before the country realises that the lunitics are running the assylum :unsure:

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    Yes Brexit is/maybe/perhaps /possibly GOOD .

    I think it is good , it will make a lot of those that voted without thinking, think before voting next time ?

    Or are there still those that believe that everyone ” knew” what they were voting for ?

     

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