Jump to content
Join the Unexplained Mysteries community today! It's free and setting up an account only takes a moment.
- Sign In or Create Account -

Shock report - leaving the EU has caused trade and travel problems


Silver
 Share

Recommended Posts

@Cookie Monster, please notice that @bmk1245 is spreading propaganda according to which the UK is weaker than the EU.

Do you agree with that?

Is the EU really that much stronger than the UK, so the UK can't do anything against the evil EU manipulating and punishing the UK as it pleases? 

Because that's what russian propaganda is all about - that the EU is so evil and powerful it just keeps pushing the poor, clumsy UK around.  

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

 
15 minutes ago, Helen of Annoy said:

@Cookie Monster, please notice that @bmk1245 is spreading propaganda according to which the UK is weaker than the EU.

Do you agree with that?

Is the EU really that much stronger than the UK, so the UK can't do anything against the evil EU manipulating and punishing the UK as it pleases? 

Because that's what russian propaganda is all about - that the EU is so evil and powerful it just keeps pushing the poor, clumsy UK around.  

A lot of people here in Britain had legitimate reasons for leaving the EU, and a lot of people in EU member states also have similar reasons for wanting out.

How is riding rough shot over everyone by claiming they have been manipulated by Russian propaganda a constructive move? It shows you have no respect for democracy or the legitimate issues people have with the EU.

Also stop disrespecting the UK please. We dont have to help Eastern Europe against the Russians you know. And I still notice a lot of your countries arent spending 2% of their GDP on defence. Learn to be more grateful even if you personally do not like our choices. We dont tell you how to run your country, dont tell us what our decisions should be.

Edited by Cookie Monster
Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, Cookie Monster said:

A lot of people here in Britain had legitimate reasons for leaving the EU, and a lot of people in EU member states also have similar reasons for wanting out.

How is riding rough shot over everyone by claiming they have been manipulated by Russian propaganda a constructive move? It shows you have no respect for democracy or the legitimate issues people have with the EU.

No, no, tell me directly: is the UK in your opinion really that much weaker than the EU? 

Why is the UK so weak it can't fight the EU's evil punishment off? 

What future is ahead of the UK if it is so weak in your opinion, that the EU can dictate its terms to the UK? 

Who is responsible for traffic chaos in the UK? Is it EU's doing? Why is the UK allowing that? Is it treason in the high places, incompetence or supernatural strength of the EU? 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

38 minutes ago, Helen of Annoy said:

No, no, tell me directly: is the UK in your opinion really that much weaker than the EU? 

Why is the UK so weak it can't fight the EU's evil punishment off? 

What future is ahead of the UK if it is so weak in your opinion, that the EU can dictate its terms to the UK? 

Who is responsible for traffic chaos in the UK? Is it EU's doing? Why is the UK allowing that? Is it treason in the high places, incompetence or supernatural strength of the EU? 

Britain and the EU are having a battle over the post-Brexit landscape.

At the heart of the problem is too many politicians on the EU side seeking a win-loose outcome rather than a win-win. But, I guess thats why there is now going to be a major falling out over Northern Ireland. Its just a shame we have to go through this process until finally we arrive at a win-win outcome.

Franco-Prussia thinks its a hegemony but unfortunately its not working for them. Britain isn`t weak, we dont allow ourselves to be pushed around by them too.

There is no traffic chaos going on of the type you wish. It would seem that last week millions of Brits decided to go on holiday (probably to get away from insane temperatures here). And at the same time the French didn`t have enough staff in place to cope with the high demand on the Calais side. Its resolving itself as we speak.

Edited by Cookie Monster
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Cookie Monster said:

Britain and the EU are having a battle over the post-Brexit landscape.

At the heart of the problem is too many politicians on the EU side seeking a win-loose outcome rather than a win-win. But, I guess thats why there is now going to be a major falling out over Northern Ireland. Its just a shame we have to go through this process until finally we arrive at a win-win outcome.

Franco-Prussia thinks its a hegemony but unfortunately its not working for them. Britain isn`t weak, we dont allow ourselves to be pushed around by them too.

There is no traffic chaos going on of the type you wish. It would seem that last week millions of Brits decided to go on holiday (probably to get away from insane temperatures here). And at the same time the French didn`t have enough staff in place to cope with the high demand on the Calais side. Its resolving itself as we speak.

I don't wish for any traffic chaos. Because I don't think anyone deserves to be stuck in British-made chaos, not even those who voted for it, because they were told they're voting for economic miracles. If they knew they're voting for chaos, they wouldn't vote for it. 

 

Well, if your theory that this is all French doing is correct, then you're being pushed around by French. Alone. Prussia hasn't even started yet. 

Fortunately, your theory is not correct. The various types of chaos that Brexit is inflicting upon the UK are the result of Brexit being a bizarre idea totally unfit for 21st century. 

The only upside of Brexit is that it clearly shows why the sane people in Europe want the EU - because cooperation between neighbours makes life easier for everyone. You can dedicate your existence to spiting those around you, but is that a sane choice? Certainly not.   

Edited by Helen of Annoy
  • Like 1
  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, OpenMindedSceptic said:

France needs that tourist pound it has gotten fat on over the years.

They lose that, they lose it all.

Travelling further afield does not diminish my friend's spending power, he will continue to spend the same amount plus a little extra travel costs.

The Uk should boycott French holidays for a year. It'll help the French focus.

I think the French are aware of the long term implications and its why things at Dover returned to normal overnight. 

10:11 am -

Port of Dover traffic 'returns to normal' - with 72,000 people processed by Sunday

The Port of Dover has released a statement in the last few moments.

It says the backlog of tourist traffic from Friday has been "cleared", along with "successfully getting Saturday's holidaymakers off on their way".

By Sunday morning, port officials say they have processed "72,000 passengers, which is more than 200 miles of tourist and freight traffic combined".

The statement adds: "With the entire port system working efficiently, including strong support from French border colleagues and ferries running through the night, the Port demonstrated that its summer plan will work for the rest of the holiday period, as it did in clearing huge volumes of tourist and freight traffic to get back to normal by the early hours of Sunday morning.

 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, L.A.T.1961 said:

I think the French are aware of the long term implications and its why things at Dover returned to normal overnight. 

10:11 am -

Port of Dover traffic 'returns to normal' - with 72,000 people processed by Sunday

The Port of Dover has released a statement in the last few moments.

It says the backlog of tourist traffic from Friday has been "cleared", along with "successfully getting Saturday's holidaymakers off on their way".

By Sunday morning, port officials say they have processed "72,000 passengers, which is more than 200 miles of tourist and freight traffic combined".

The statement adds: "With the entire port system working efficiently, including strong support from French border colleagues and ferries running through the night, the Port demonstrated that its summer plan will work for the rest of the holiday period, as it did in clearing huge volumes of tourist and freight traffic to get back to normal by the early hours of Sunday morning.

 

That's 72,000 people who are thinking, "I'm not doing this again next year" and another 250,000 thinking screw that for a game.

The damage is done.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Today's article in the Telegraph:

Dover travel chaos will get worse as 'nobody wants a lorry park near them'

Queues are building once again at the Port of Dover and are likely to continue through the summer as there is a lack of infrastructure to accommodate the volume of traffic, a local councillor has said.

Ferry operator DFDS told passengers that there were "queues of around an hour" for French border checks on Monday morning, and to "allow a minimum of 120 minutes before your departure to complete all controls".

P&O Ferries wrote on Twitter: "The queues have picked up and it is taking approximately one hour to clear passport control."

"Next weekend is going to be very busy as well, as we’ve just had this previous weekend. It’s the second-busiest weekend of the summer holidays," Mr Howe told the BBC's Today programme.

"Traffic levels are back to pre-pandemic levels and with the increased checks, it takes very little for queues to build."

Dover travel chaos will get worse as 'nobody wants a lorry park near them' (msn.com)

Edited by The Silver Shroud
Link to comment
Share on other sites

France is preventing Eurostar from increasing the number of trains running daily between London and Paris, the Telegraph reported on Sunday.

French border police and security staff are resisting the train operator’s efforts to add more services due to concerns about staff shortages, the newspaper said.

The standoff comes after France was blamed for fuelling travel chaos at the port of Dover this weekend by understaffing the border. French Transport Minister Clement Beaune tweeted his country was "not responsible" for Brexit — which means holidaymakers now face more thorough passport checks at the border.

https://www.politico.eu/article/france-eurostar-travel-summer-report/

 

Spain introduces new £85 rule for British holidaymakers entering country

Tourists travelling to the country from the UK could now be asked by border control to prove they have sufficient funds to cover the cost of their stay.

Under the rules, holidaymakers must prove, if they are required to do so by border officials, that they have at least 100 euros (£85.22) per person per day, with a minimum of 900 euros or its legal equivalent in foreign currency.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/travel/news/spain-introduces-new-85-rule-for-british-holidaymakers-entering-country/ar-AAZVRVQ?

Edited by Eldorado
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.