Britons could be barred from EU entry on 1 January
10/12/2020 | news | business | 1,289
EU pandemic rules and Brexit may restrict travellers from entering the European Union.
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10/12/2020 15:13:17 15 11
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fake news !
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10/12/2020 15:16:27 5 4
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Don't be surprised if it isn't!
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10/12/2020 15:13:55 19 12
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Typical BBC non-story. Read to the end of the article and you will find that just isn't going to happen. Nearly five years and they are still pushing project fear!
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10/12/2020 15:16:04 6 10
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Keep kidding yourself :)
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10/12/2020 15:14:33 13 6
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Bbc opens up another angry brexit HYS.... In other new I may could possibly win the lottery tomorrow
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10/12/2020 15:17:27 5 1
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Which is true, if you decide to enter it.
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10/12/2020 15:14:56 108 62
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Terrible journalism again from the BBC sensationalising a headline
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10/12/2020 15:17:01 62 36
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Learn to read, there’s nothing in the headline that isn’t true. Whether it happens or not, neither you nor I know.
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10/12/2020 15:20:19 12 8
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Getting to be commonplace now as almost every article unfortunately. Don't know who editors are but should be sent beck for retraining. Whilst standard of BBC journalism has, in my opinion, been generally falling over recent years the headlines presented on all BBC media have been getting more and more sensationalist and less & less factual.
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10/12/2020 15:46:45 17 7
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You can’t blame the beeb for broadcasting facts even if it doesn’t suit your ideologies.
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10/12/2020 16:11:20 5 6
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Grumpy living up to your name. Don't like this story- tough! Truth hurts.
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10/12/2020 16:30:21 6 4
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It's called facts , facts are something missing from current politics and right leaning newspapers
566
10/12/2020 16:53:20 1 1
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Why do you read the BBC news then??? Why not try https://news.sky.com/uk
848
10/12/2020 18:13:28 1 2
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It seems the far right keep attacking the BBC, must be frightened of the truth
10/12/2020 20:46:55 0 0
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Exactly. So very sad,
10/12/2020 22:37:55 0 0
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Your the one making a comment about it so who's doing it now
11/12/2020 07:19:38 0 0
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If you don't like the site, don't use it.
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10/12/2020 15:15:38 9 9
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So this "oven ready deal" really didn't exist did it? I've never known any politician get away with so many bare faced lies as Boris.... and I remember Blair all too well too.
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10/12/2020 15:16:47 9 7
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Stop talking nonsense
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10/12/2020 15:17:28 4 0
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At least Boris didn't invade a country on hearsay and maybes
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10/12/2020 15:19:59 0 0
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Boris learned well from Blair.

He learned that Blair did not need to be so careful about what he said.

Which is just as well for Boris. Blair was kind of convincing & plausible .. whereas Boris ....

But he still got 43% of the vote.
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10/12/2020 15:25:56 0 0
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This promise made at the General Election has in the eyes of some been translated into a reference to the Withdrawal Agreement. Not that it was mentioned at the time.

Boris was confused about the Withdrawal Agreement, as we have all learned since, in a particular and specific way, and he expressed his opinion unintentionally.
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10/12/2020 15:15:56 21 13
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"Britons could be barred from EU entry on 1 January"

:-D

Good old EU. Nice people.

Just think if Blair & co had just curbed immigration, built more houses, not got embroiled in being world policeman, kept taxes on ordinary folk down, put a stop to the NHS bully culture .. all easily done ....

None of this would have happened.

Would never listen though. Always knew best.
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10/12/2020 15:23:49 9 16
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Why do you expect to be treated nicely by the EU27 post-Brexit or them to flout their CV19 rules to allow UK travel? Tories have been in power for over 10 yrs and did nothing against immigration, didn't built promised housing, they kept taxes low (but only for their chums) and also underfunded the NHS. And unless you are Mystic Meg, you cannot know what would have happened in another scenario.
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10/12/2020 15:15:57 116 16
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So, this existed pre joining the EEC !!!
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10/12/2020 15:41:24 150 65
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It did & it was awful going through various Border control gates sometimes taking longer than the actual flight time itself x 2.

If you have any illusions that this previous way of travel was good fun then knock yourself out but anyone who had the misfortune of experiencing this will see it as a gigantic step back & will discourage visitors which in turn will lead to less ££ & jobs.
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10/12/2020 15:43:36 19 3
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No, you were able to travel although you needed s visa of some sort for some countries
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10/12/2020 17:50:47 0 0
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Back when horses and carriages could carry you from your club to the train-ferry on your way back to the Raj, via the Cape, where you were free to shove opium into the veins of chinese people with apparent impunity? Happy days eh?
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10/12/2020 17:53:08 1 1
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So that is Brexit progress go back 40 years when travelling around Europe was expensive, difficult and tedious. That really sounds like a great idea. Yet again ideology over common sense
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10/12/2020 18:46:24 3 0
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Yes.
Once EU 4-freedoms kicked in (1993) travel became much easier.
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10/12/2020 19:01:23 0 0
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And you got nice stamps in your passport .. often on both entry and exit ... Ah the days of Entrada and Salida and the Civil Guards in their funny hats looked cool ....happier times.
10/12/2020 19:25:26 0 0
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.. and it was a PITA. Carnet for a camera! Limited cash and then on your passport +++
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10/12/2020 15:13:55 19 12
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Typical BBC non-story. Read to the end of the article and you will find that just isn't going to happen. Nearly five years and they are still pushing project fear!
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10/12/2020 15:16:04 6 10
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Keep kidding yourself :)
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10/12/2020 15:13:17 15 11
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fake news !
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10/12/2020 15:16:27 5 4
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Don't be surprised if it isn't!
BBC turning on project fear, they are a despicably anti British organisation. Removed
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10/12/2020 15:22:01 4 6
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Since when being anti-stupid was being anti-British?

Since June 2016, obviously.
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10/12/2020 15:22:15 2 1
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"Britons could be banned from travelling to EU countries under COVID rules when Brexit transition ends
The UK will no longer be part of the European Union's free movement rules after 1 January." - Headline on Sky News website today.

You think the BBC makes this stuff up? If we bury our heads it'll never happen, is that it?
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10/12/2020 15:22:55 1 1
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"Project Reality" - Fixed it for you.
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10/12/2020 15:26:12 1 1
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Awww. Does it hurt when they say stuff you don't agree with ? Why do facts hurt you ? Hmmm ?
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10/12/2020 15:26:25 2 1
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Oh, Tommy. I know it must be irritating to read every day about how most of the promises made by multi-millionaire Brexit-pushers were a total lie - but don't blame the media for reporting it.
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10/12/2020 15:27:24 2 1
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You can’t blame the beeb for broadcasting facts even if it doesn’t suit your ideologies. Shouting out nationalist bile wont stop the truth.
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10/12/2020 15:16:40 71 17
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One too many unsupervised interns this article screams at me....
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10/12/2020 18:12:06 28 14
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Devalued passports, fewer rights. It is what we, the stupid people of Britain, voted for.
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10/12/2020 15:15:38 9 9
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So this "oven ready deal" really didn't exist did it? I've never known any politician get away with so many bare faced lies as Boris.... and I remember Blair all too well too.
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10/12/2020 15:16:47 9 7
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Stop talking nonsense
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10/12/2020 15:31:27 0 0
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its in their genes!
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10/12/2020 17:14:27 1 1
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Boris IS a liar and unfit for office. Provably so, in fact. Just because you don't like the facts and delude yourself doesn't make it nonsense.
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10/12/2020 15:16:56 9 4
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"With talks about a trade deal between the UK and the EU still continuing, there is a possibility this could change"
This suggests that its more political than science led. I don't think the threat from covid declines with a trade deal.
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10/12/2020 15:26:40 4 1
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There are two situations. Travellers from countries outside the EU (except the very safe) cannot travel, while travellers from EU countries have not had their freedom of movement restricted. We are moving from list 1 to list 2.
Yes it is a political decision to maintain freedom of movement despite the pandemic. Unwise in my view. But this is not a political decision to penalise the UK.
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10/12/2020 15:14:56 108 62
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Terrible journalism again from the BBC sensationalising a headline
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10/12/2020 15:17:01 62 36
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Learn to read, there’s nothing in the headline that isn’t true. Whether it happens or not, neither you nor I know.
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10/12/2020 15:23:37 10 13
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It's not news and it's a pointless article which does seems to seek to spread concern.
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10/12/2020 18:53:36 2 0
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The headline says "COULD"..... there are no facts, its pure speculation
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10/12/2020 15:17:02 32 23
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This headline is blatantly untrue!
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10/12/2020 15:13:02 20 8
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Why would I want to go to the EU on the first of January? It will be cold enough here. Do you mean FROM 1 January, BBC?
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10/12/2020 15:24:14 18 6
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Their spelling and grammar are quite bad sometimes!
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10/12/2020 15:51:44 2 4
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probably moderated by non-english first langauge speakers
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10/12/2020 15:17:26 148 34
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If you look at the numbers from the last few years, British tourism accounts for nearly 1% of the total Spanish economy, so I'd be amazed if they put a blanket ban on tourists from the UK.
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10/12/2020 15:19:56 128 28
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No but they may charge £x for a visa and insist on a 14 day quarantine... exactly like we've been doing.
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10/12/2020 15:22:40 13 12
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Other EU nationals and Spaniards not being able to holiday outside the EU will easily fill that gap.
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10/12/2020 15:26:40 23 5
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Tourism accounts for around 11% of the Spanish economy ... British tourists contributed just under 18 Billion Euros - sure the EU will be able to make up the shortfall.
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10/12/2020 15:35:38 9 5
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Right, and what about the awful lot more than 1% that is intrinsically linked to keeping the integrity of the Single Market?

Exactly what tourism is realy happening in January during Covid anyway?! Plus it would inevitably be reciprocal so nobody would be coming here either.

"Yeah but British Tourists spend..." isn't the answer to everything.
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10/12/2020 15:43:58 1 1
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Not this year I suspect.
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10/12/2020 15:54:57 3 2
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Tourism into Spain is c€55 billion pa of which UK is nearly 25%, we and they will do all possible once past 1Q21 to make it work.
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10/12/2020 15:58:30 3 0
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Ted, who said anything about a blanket ban?
Visas, passport check delays, arrival fees are all part and parcel of this oven-ready Brexit deal.
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10/12/2020 16:52:48 2 0
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Or they could get by on the 99% of their economy. We will not be missed. English tourists probably account for a much larger percentage of their policing costs.
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10/12/2020 16:56:33 1 0
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Well with that sterling logic 35% of our income comes from the EU so what idiots would want to put something in place that could mess that up. Whoops the UK government and brexiters. So Spain could be "stupid" and bar that 1% as it would be a relative drop in the ocean.
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10/12/2020 17:11:34 0 0
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One percent eh?

And to think that Farage said that trade with the European Union is "only" twelve percent of the UK economy?
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10/12/2020 17:48:36 2 0
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So what you're saying is that Spain is desperate to have your lager swilling, tattooed, glottal stopping, super aggressive, arrogant, sun-intolerant, malodrous, flatulent hordes to look down your broken peeling noses at them. Hmmm, I'm thinking Spain could do an awful lot better and maybe raise that 1%, or more of their economy, from tourists that are less of an irksome, dribbling eyesore.
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10/12/2020 18:42:10 2 0
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Check their No Deal Brexit contingency plans. There are no plans included to offer to continue UK's unrestricted travel with the EU. From 1st Jan the UK then reverts to the same travel restrictions as every other 3rd World Country.

So be ready to be Amazed! Its included in being amazed if we don't get a Brexit EU Trade deal.
RDB
10/12/2020 19:31:36 1 0
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I'm sure that plenty of tourists from other countries would be happy to go to Spain and use the hotels. I am not so sure the hoteliers and restaurant owners really care where the tourists come from.
It beggars belief how many Brits think we've got some special status just because we are Brits! Get real!
pob
10/12/2020 19:58:52 0 1
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Similarly amazed to when all those German car manufacturers convinced Merkel and the whole EU to sign on the dotted line?

In any case, we've learned that money is not everything! There more valuable things, like sovereignty! And perhaps health.
10/12/2020 22:22:18 0 0
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Why wouldn't they only 1% not alot to lose if you actually look at the figures
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10/12/2020 15:14:33 13 6
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Bbc opens up another angry brexit HYS.... In other new I may could possibly win the lottery tomorrow
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10/12/2020 15:17:27 5 1
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Which is true, if you decide to enter it.
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10/12/2020 15:15:38 9 9
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So this "oven ready deal" really didn't exist did it? I've never known any politician get away with so many bare faced lies as Boris.... and I remember Blair all too well too.
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10/12/2020 15:17:28 4 0
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At least Boris didn't invade a country on hearsay and maybes
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10/12/2020 15:17:53 121 13
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"Britons could be barred from EU entry on 1 January"

- Do it, bring something to a head, else this will just rumble on.
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10/12/2020 16:49:55 55 6
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Are Britons not barred from non essential foreign travel under UK law right now? If so I cant see how your going to lose any rights come January.
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10/12/2020 18:42:30 1 1
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Don't be deceived.
This will rumble on for years yet.
There will be a lot of chaos in January and February. That will ease by summer.
Then the real damage will start to kick in as our economy slowly crumbles away.
But the hardship caused will change the political landscape.
Rejoin in 2025/6.
Then, I suppose, someone will dig up Farage to start all over again.
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10/12/2020 15:14:43 47 24
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do you think spain might do that as they have plenty of income other than tourism,....cuckoo,cuckoo,cuckoo
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10/12/2020 15:25:49 47 28
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The spanish are the second largest car manufacturers after Germany. Ever heard of SEAT? My wife drives one. Massive agriculture and mining. Also a major arms manufacturer and aerospace industry (CASA, part of MBDA etc) Navantia are Europes 5th largest shipbuilder. etc etc etc
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10/12/2020 15:18:05 267 50
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Excellent news, slows the spread of Covid even more.
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10/12/2020 15:27:22 141 79
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Very few people likely to want a holiday in Europe in January
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10/12/2020 15:43:22 24 8
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And would slow the spread Brexiteers abroad. Can just imagine that lot after 31st December abroad. A few drinks inside them, upset about all the extra things they've had to go through to go to Europe, giving it the V sign, arms outspread humming the Dambusters theme tune. Dear Lord.
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10/12/2020 15:56:32 4 5
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Yes, the EU will be safe from us covid-ridden Brits!
Excellent news, slows the spread of the British even more.

Fixed that for you??
Removed
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10/12/2020 16:10:25 6 1
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In this thread: people forgetting that other may have genuine reasons to visit the EU outside of 'skiing' and 'visiting their villas'. Family? Work? Hello?
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10/12/2020 16:39:09 0 1
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Dear BBC

I bet you £157.50 (value of my licence fee) that I will be able to travel to EU countries in January if I so desire.

Want to take me up on that?

Thought not!
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10/12/2020 17:08:31 0 0
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It would also slow the flu virus too...only thank goodness that doesnt exist anymore...

You can partly thank the bbc for that too...
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10/12/2020 17:18:18 0 1
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I doubt it. Its the same narrow minded individuals that voted brexit that won't follow basic rules to protect others.
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10/12/2020 18:50:12 1 0
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Business can't be done entirely on line or over the phone. This is going to hurt us. Travel within the EU is ok, but we are not allowed in. To our biggest market, and our most important source of food.
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10/12/2020 15:18:14 28 24
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Another factual story about a real-life, actual implication of Brexit yet Brexiteers blame the BBC for having the audacity to report it! You won the referendum, get over it!
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10/12/2020 15:18:54 2 1
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I don't think so.
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10/12/2020 15:19:10 8 7
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Not sure if the 1st of January is going to be a big travel day to the EU this year

Not so many going skiing I suspect - indeed all those that do should probably have their heads and/or antibodies examine

Personally I think all skiers should be demonised and required to surrender all their wealth and earnings for 10 years to pay for the C19 crisis they created
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10/12/2020 15:19:29 7 5
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Like I'm bothered.
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10/12/2020 15:19:31 92 44
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BBC this nothing to do with Brexit stop scaremongering !!!!! COVID has affect travel all over the world now not 1st Jan
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10/12/2020 15:22:41 57 43
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This would not be happening if we were still an EU member with freedom of movement, so yes it does have to do with Brexit, but yes it also has to do with Covid, so is not a long term issue.

However people may have travel to the EU booked in January and this will affect them and they might want to know before they get turned away.
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10/12/2020 15:23:23 17 6
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I’m afraid you’re misunderstood. Once the UK leaves the EU we’ll have fewer privileges and less influence. By definition leaving the EU has increased the risk of this happening.
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10/12/2020 15:36:34 13 4
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Has everything to do with it Chris. Prior to 31 Dec we had unlimited freedom in EU27. After we have none. Or is it just a coincidence....
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10/12/2020 15:46:43 3 1
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Read the article
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10/12/2020 17:16:06 4 0
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I agree Chris...Its not just international travel that is affected.
There are restrictions to travel within the UK for UK citizens right now.
Also, according to UK law today. If your entering the UK from many countries your supposed to self isolate for 14 days.
So effectively non essential foreign travel is restricted under UK law.
10/12/2020 19:08:00 2 0
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Main cause of restrictions - Covid
But removal of EU exemptions that previously applied - Brexit
Tends to make everything just that little bit worse.
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10/12/2020 15:19:34 13 3
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So it's not all bad news, then?!!
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10/12/2020 15:19:56 7 8
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Brexit and Covid all wrapped up in one stinking parcel.

Christmas has come early indeed!

How many are going to be wishing Boris holly on his porridge?
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10/12/2020 15:17:26 148 34
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If you look at the numbers from the last few years, British tourism accounts for nearly 1% of the total Spanish economy, so I'd be amazed if they put a blanket ban on tourists from the UK.
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10/12/2020 15:19:56 128 28
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No but they may charge £x for a visa and insist on a 14 day quarantine... exactly like we've been doing.
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10/12/2020 15:44:36 2 0
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They've been doing that for countries outside the EU all year
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10/12/2020 16:09:09 2 2
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Think it's time I applied for my Irish passport.
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10/12/2020 16:21:56 0 0
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does that mean the "high end earners" such as businessmen, sports stars and the like will not be able to get away with not having to isolate???????????
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AJ
10/12/2020 16:53:31 0 0
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Spain have already said they won't insist on a Schengen visa. They have right rules about PCR tests already but are relaxing that to allow TMA (?) tests. They need tourists
10/12/2020 19:23:29 0 0
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Been no visas for over 40 years muggle. AS for quarantine, you need to get in first and as they are blocking the majority of 3rd counties, a list the UK is about to join I would not be too sure.
10/12/2020 22:02:43 0 0
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14 days of quarantine would ruin a holiday for most.
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10/12/2020 15:15:38 9 9
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So this "oven ready deal" really didn't exist did it? I've never known any politician get away with so many bare faced lies as Boris.... and I remember Blair all too well too.
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10/12/2020 15:19:59 0 0
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Boris learned well from Blair.

He learned that Blair did not need to be so careful about what he said.

Which is just as well for Boris. Blair was kind of convincing & plausible .. whereas Boris ....

But he still got 43% of the vote.
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10/12/2020 15:14:56 108 62
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Terrible journalism again from the BBC sensationalising a headline
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10/12/2020 15:20:19 12 8
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Getting to be commonplace now as almost every article unfortunately. Don't know who editors are but should be sent beck for retraining. Whilst standard of BBC journalism has, in my opinion, been generally falling over recent years the headlines presented on all BBC media have been getting more and more sensationalist and less & less factual.
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10/12/2020 15:20:32 10 12
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Brexiteers don't travel anyway (apart from the Costa Del Sol. Mallorca and Lanzarote)
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10/12/2020 15:25:26 2 3
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Can't forget Benidorm
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10/12/2020 15:21:14 66 6
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Works both ways?
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10/12/2020 15:26:58 11 18
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Why do have that user name ? It's a bit tacky, tbh.
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10/12/2020 15:36:24 5 8
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The UK should remain welcoming and open to EU citizens.

No need to drop to the EU's level.
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10/12/2020 15:21:54 75 9
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as long as it is reciprocal
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10/12/2020 16:21:35 57 22
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Hopefully not for the sake of Britons who currently reside in the EU. Would you want to be barred from returning home, say if a family member was ill, just because you've made a life for yourself in, for example, Germany? Sorry I forgot, wanting to live abroad makes you a traitor. How about people working for UK organizations at places like CERN? Are they too liberal elite to deserve compassion?
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10/12/2020 19:00:02 1 1
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This is based on Covid risks.
It is not some arbitrary anti-British move.
If UK's infection rates fall, we will certainly be allowed to holiday in the EU again.
Airport queues may be longer, though.
10/12/2020 22:19:14 0 0
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It isn't reciprocal at the moment, the British have their 14 day quarantine but the British are allowed into France, because France is honouring the transition period and Britain isn't. Despite the fact that the new infection rate in France is lower than it is in Britain, by about 4,000 a day.
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NGB
10/12/2020 15:21:58 9 6
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So the individual EU countries have the sovereignty to set their own rules for who to allow to enter, tell that to the Brexiteers!
BBC turning on project fear, they are a despicably anti British organisation. Removed
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10/12/2020 15:22:01 4 6
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Since when being anti-stupid was being anti-British?

Since June 2016, obviously.
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10/12/2020 15:29:07 0 0
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And December 10th obviously
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10/12/2020 15:22:08 11 7
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This seems to be a pointless article. Is it really news that there are, and may be, travel restrictions, specifically non-essential? Boring! I wonder how many vaccinations we'll have done by then. I bet it's more than all 27 EU nations together... which may well be zero.
BBC turning on project fear, they are a despicably anti British organisation. Removed
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10/12/2020 15:22:15 2 1
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"Britons could be banned from travelling to EU countries under COVID rules when Brexit transition ends
The UK will no longer be part of the European Union's free movement rules after 1 January." - Headline on Sky News website today.

You think the BBC makes this stuff up? If we bury our heads it'll never happen, is that it?
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10/12/2020 15:17:26 148 34
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If you look at the numbers from the last few years, British tourism accounts for nearly 1% of the total Spanish economy, so I'd be amazed if they put a blanket ban on tourists from the UK.
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10/12/2020 15:22:40 13 12
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Other EU nationals and Spaniards not being able to holiday outside the EU will easily fill that gap.
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10/12/2020 15:24:45 18 3
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Other EU nationals already travel to Spain for tourism, so I'm not sure how that works.
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10/12/2020 19:02:46 0 1
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You mean just like they do now..... NOT
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10/12/2020 15:19:31 92 44
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BBC this nothing to do with Brexit stop scaremongering !!!!! COVID has affect travel all over the world now not 1st Jan
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10/12/2020 15:22:41 57 43
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This would not be happening if we were still an EU member with freedom of movement, so yes it does have to do with Brexit, but yes it also has to do with Covid, so is not a long term issue.

However people may have travel to the EU booked in January and this will affect them and they might want to know before they get turned away.
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10/12/2020 15:40:35 12 5
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Oddly enough James, we all traveled throughout the EU prior to joining the EEC - strange that !
856
10/12/2020 18:16:57 1 3
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It is Covid and not Brexit, get your facts straight
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10/12/2020 18:28:51 0 2
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No they wont get turned away stop lying its shameful
BBC turning on project fear, they are a despicably anti British organisation. Removed
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10/12/2020 15:22:55 1 1
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"Project Reality" - Fixed it for you.
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10/12/2020 15:23:22 124 50
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Thank goodness for that.

We don't want another wave of infection brought back from Europe, two is enough
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10/12/2020 16:01:57 73 10
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Lockdown 3 will happen in January following the Christmas socialising period anyway unless that Tory world leading test track and trace system is finally up and running with that £12bn Excel spreadsheet turned into a fully operational IT system.
910
10/12/2020 18:40:38 1 0
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Nothing to do with Europe, it's everywhere.
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10/12/2020 18:52:46 3 0
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The first wave came from Singapore although the British travellers responsible managed to infect Italy on the way.
The second wave wasn't imported - just the result of relaxing restrictions too quickly (Eat Out to Help Out). etc) and our gloomy winter weather.
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10/12/2020 15:19:31 92 44
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BBC this nothing to do with Brexit stop scaremongering !!!!! COVID has affect travel all over the world now not 1st Jan
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10/12/2020 15:23:23 17 6
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I’m afraid you’re misunderstood. Once the UK leaves the EU we’ll have fewer privileges and less influence. By definition leaving the EU has increased the risk of this happening.
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10/12/2020 15:17:01 62 36
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Learn to read, there’s nothing in the headline that isn’t true. Whether it happens or not, neither you nor I know.
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10/12/2020 15:23:37 10 13
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It's not news and it's a pointless article which does seems to seek to spread concern.
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10/12/2020 15:27:43 12 7
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A dose of reality sucks for all those who live in a fantasy land. That’s sometimes considered an illness.
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10/12/2020 15:15:56 21 13
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"Britons could be barred from EU entry on 1 January"

:-D

Good old EU. Nice people.

Just think if Blair & co had just curbed immigration, built more houses, not got embroiled in being world policeman, kept taxes on ordinary folk down, put a stop to the NHS bully culture .. all easily done ....

None of this would have happened.

Would never listen though. Always knew best.
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10/12/2020 15:23:49 9 16
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Why do you expect to be treated nicely by the EU27 post-Brexit or them to flout their CV19 rules to allow UK travel? Tories have been in power for over 10 yrs and did nothing against immigration, didn't built promised housing, they kept taxes low (but only for their chums) and also underfunded the NHS. And unless you are Mystic Meg, you cannot know what would have happened in another scenario.
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10/12/2020 18:26:57 0 0
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"Tories have been in power for over 10 yrs and did nothing against immigration"

By Blair & co .. I meant Blair, Brown, Major, Cameron et al. Liblabcon. The smug elite.

400 char limit .. remember.

:-D
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10/12/2020 18:28:50 0 0
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"And unless you are Mystic Meg, you cannot know what would have happened in another scenario."

If they had governed for everyone in the UK .. I would have voted remain.
I think enough other people would have to shift the result.

Yes .. I can't know for certain. But I know what I would have done.
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10/12/2020 15:23:54 100 62
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Covid infection rates determining what travel restrictions apply........mmmmm.. no story here. More unfounded remoaner scare stories.
If we dont get a deal then both brexiteers and remainers get what they want. Brexiters get the clean break they voted for and remainers get the opportunity to whinge and whine to their hearts content for years to come.
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10/12/2020 15:30:05 83 64
bbc
We know what the Brexiteers wanted but not why! They've never explained that bit. Quite important before you destroy the nation's economy, don't you think?
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10/12/2020 15:35:31 11 9
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Unfounded really? Is this further set back to our freedom another "project fear". Its project reality and anyone who thinks this is good for us is seriously wrong.
That's me. I'll always hate them. It's all their fault. Removed
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10/12/2020 17:21:54 1 0
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What a strange comment. GB is the most UN-united/divided country in the world. In fact it has always been like that but Brexit has brought this to light for all to see. If I were you I would refrain from making sarcastic comments about the “leavers whinging”. You seem to be proud living in a divided country. History tells us that divisions in a country has always lead to unrest and turmoil.
10/12/2020 19:13:36 1 0
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Not really.
I would like to see my country prosper and my family enjoy as many freedoms and opportunities as possible.
Brexiteers, for obscure reasons, want to diminish the country and impoverish its citizens.
This is only a tiny sample.
Only Brexiteers will get their wish.
11/12/2020 02:47:33 0 0
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I don't know of anyone who voted for no deal/clean break. Remember "Easiest deal in the world" "Norway plus" "We hold all the cards""Oven ready" Admit you were fooled and come back to planet reality, then you'll see this article is merely informative. It tells me that I can go skiing this season as I hold an Irish passport but you can't go skiing as you're clearly a twit.
11/12/2020 19:53:51 0 0
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You are wrong. Within transition we are allowed to holiday within the EU by an exemption from covid restrictioin on non-essential travel. That ends on Jan 1 , so then we will not be permitted for non-essential travel , like Americans and other nationalities who are banned currently from non-essential travel like holidays .
So ironically brexiteer lies you told.
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10/12/2020 15:13:02 20 8
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Why would I want to go to the EU on the first of January? It will be cold enough here. Do you mean FROM 1 January, BBC?
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10/12/2020 15:24:14 18 6
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Their spelling and grammar are quite bad sometimes!
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10/12/2020 15:36:55 3 0
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They got it right in the article but I generally only read headlines......
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10/12/2020 15:24:18 10 16
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Frankly, this country DESERVES to be punished for these past 4-and-a-half years of protracted, unplanned, imbecilic Brexit negotiations.

Not that these appalling Tory adventurers who led the British sheep into this hell hole will suffer for one second.
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10/12/2020 15:26:38 1 2
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They will, they will. I am so looking forward to it.
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10/12/2020 15:24:20 81 6
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And vice versa??
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10/12/2020 15:35:34 62 105
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The UK should remain welcoming and open.

The EU will lose out.
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10/12/2020 15:58:48 0 0
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Yes, but so what?
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10/12/2020 15:22:40 13 12
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Other EU nationals and Spaniards not being able to holiday outside the EU will easily fill that gap.
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10/12/2020 15:24:45 18 3
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Other EU nationals already travel to Spain for tourism, so I'm not sure how that works.
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10/12/2020 15:42:55 4 1
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Just think before you write please.
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10/12/2020 15:25:01 7 5
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All this scaremongering is a joke. I'm very sure that travel from EU to UK will be allowed the same the other way. As it be a farce to let goods in but not people.
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10/12/2020 15:20:32 10 12
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Brexiteers don't travel anyway (apart from the Costa Del Sol. Mallorca and Lanzarote)
53
10/12/2020 15:25:26 2 3
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Can't forget Benidorm
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10/12/2020 15:25:27 10 1
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I thought this was happening since covid struck?
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10/12/2020 15:25:40 24 11
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Could be but might not be...for goodness sakes this story is just hypothetical nonsense.
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10/12/2020 15:14:43 47 24
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do you think spain might do that as they have plenty of income other than tourism,....cuckoo,cuckoo,cuckoo
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10/12/2020 15:25:49 47 28
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The spanish are the second largest car manufacturers after Germany. Ever heard of SEAT? My wife drives one. Massive agriculture and mining. Also a major arms manufacturer and aerospace industry (CASA, part of MBDA etc) Navantia are Europes 5th largest shipbuilder. etc etc etc
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10/12/2020 15:38:59 14 14
bbc
That’s because our manufacturing industries were paid by the EU to move out of the U.K.
Sorry mate, its no good trying to explain the facts to people who make decisions on a knee reaction and and understanding of reality. Removed
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10/12/2020 17:17:44 3 6
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Hardly any of that existed before Spain joined the EU. The EU has taken aerospace jobs from the UK and relocated them to Spain.
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10/12/2020 18:32:58 2 2
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And one of the largest youth unemployed in europe let's not forget that too eh.......
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10/12/2020 15:15:38 9 9
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So this "oven ready deal" really didn't exist did it? I've never known any politician get away with so many bare faced lies as Boris.... and I remember Blair all too well too.
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10/12/2020 15:25:56 0 0
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This promise made at the General Election has in the eyes of some been translated into a reference to the Withdrawal Agreement. Not that it was mentioned at the time.

Boris was confused about the Withdrawal Agreement, as we have all learned since, in a particular and specific way, and he expressed his opinion unintentionally.
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10/12/2020 15:26:00 8 5
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Another Brexit bonus, no Christmas and now no holidays.
BBC turning on project fear, they are a despicably anti British organisation. Removed
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10/12/2020 15:26:12 1 1
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Awww. Does it hurt when they say stuff you don't agree with ? Why do facts hurt you ? Hmmm ?
BBC turning on project fear, they are a despicably anti British organisation. Removed
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10/12/2020 15:26:25 2 1
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Oh, Tommy. I know it must be irritating to read every day about how most of the promises made by multi-millionaire Brexit-pushers were a total lie - but don't blame the media for reporting it.
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10/12/2020 15:26:38 9 7
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Good old bbc could be. maybe. perhaps more speculation less fact
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10/12/2020 15:24:18 10 16
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Frankly, this country DESERVES to be punished for these past 4-and-a-half years of protracted, unplanned, imbecilic Brexit negotiations.

Not that these appalling Tory adventurers who led the British sheep into this hell hole will suffer for one second.
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10/12/2020 15:26:38 1 2
bbc
They will, they will. I am so looking forward to it.
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10/12/2020 15:17:26 148 34
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If you look at the numbers from the last few years, British tourism accounts for nearly 1% of the total Spanish economy, so I'd be amazed if they put a blanket ban on tourists from the UK.
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10/12/2020 15:26:40 23 5
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Tourism accounts for around 11% of the Spanish economy ... British tourists contributed just under 18 Billion Euros - sure the EU will be able to make up the shortfall.
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10/12/2020 16:04:08 1 1
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You really think the Germans and French will bail Spain out? Dream on.
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10/12/2020 15:16:56 9 4
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"With talks about a trade deal between the UK and the EU still continuing, there is a possibility this could change"
This suggests that its more political than science led. I don't think the threat from covid declines with a trade deal.
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10/12/2020 15:26:40 4 1
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There are two situations. Travellers from countries outside the EU (except the very safe) cannot travel, while travellers from EU countries have not had their freedom of movement restricted. We are moving from list 1 to list 2.
Yes it is a political decision to maintain freedom of movement despite the pandemic. Unwise in my view. But this is not a political decision to penalise the UK.
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10/12/2020 17:20:18 0 0
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Thank you for being one of the few people here talking sense. HYS today is making for very frustrating reading!
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10/12/2020 15:26:41 4 1
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Not a problem with that at all
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NGB
10/12/2020 15:26:45 9 3
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Presumably Stanley Johnson will be able to tell us all ways to get around any restrictions.
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10/12/2020 16:02:34 0 0
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Presumably via Turkey.
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DMT
10/12/2020 15:26:52 21 8
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Seriously how many would want to travel to the EU on the 1st January anyway
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10/12/2020 15:37:45 6 3
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Precisely.

Travelling with a hangover is not fun.
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10/12/2020 15:26:53 12 7
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".........and so just as they do today, we expect individual European countries to continue to apply their own rules."

So no news here BBC, but I guess it makes a good made up story for your anti-Brexit agenda. This borders on fake news.
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10/12/2020 15:31:03 1 3
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Real Truth you are an oxyMoron.
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10/12/2020 15:34:00 0 2
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Kind of undermines the sovereignty line with regards to the benefit of Brexit though, wouldn’t you agree?
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10/12/2020 15:21:14 66 6
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Works both ways?
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10/12/2020 15:26:58 11 18
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Why do have that user name ? It's a bit tacky, tbh.
And yours is distinctly tasteless. Removed
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10/12/2020 17:24:11 2 2
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Because he's both deluded and thick as mince. That's why.
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10/12/2020 15:26:58 10 4
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I think Spain, Italy, Greece et al will resist that!
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10/12/2020 15:38:23 2 3
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You wish
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10/12/2020 15:27:08 97 23
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Couldn't care less but I bet is doesn't last until holiday season is upon us.
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10/12/2020 15:49:31 36 4
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It happened during this year's holiday season to countries outside the EU and would've included UK holidaymakers if we hadn't been in the transition year which ends on 31 Dec
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10/12/2020 15:58:58 11 1
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For those of us with family members in the EU (who we haven't seen all year and have been really counting on visiting at Christmas), yes it does matter. It matters very much. Don't assume that just because it doesn't affect you that everybody else is in the same situation.
How gullible are people to believe the old Daily Express line about the Spanish economy crumbling without British tourism ? just think how much they will save on policing the British rabble and the tourists from nations they can now attract to visit with no Brits polluting the place. Removed
10/12/2020 20:06:16 0 0
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Ehh you've never been on a winter ski holiday? Too poor eh lol
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10/12/2020 15:27:15 7 8
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But then we all know bbc is totally left. As shown on the stats of who is most biased where but out of the five main news channels BBC came last
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10/12/2020 15:29:24 1 0
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agreed, do you have a link to that pls
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10/12/2020 15:27:18 12 1
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The Spanish, Greeks, Italians will soon relax the travel restrictions given the percentage of UK holiday makers that go to those destinations.

As it is Spain requires UK citizens to provide proof of a negative covid test 72hours prior to departure, and then isolate when they get to spain.

It also works in reverse, all those French, Spanish and Italians going home at christmas cant return.
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10/12/2020 15:38:18 4 1
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I.e. European countries will ignore EU rules.
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10/12/2020 18:48:38 0 0
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And why would you want to cut off a very reliable source of income to the exchequer? A considerable amount of tax is paid by French, Spanish, Italian, German, Greek, Polish (I could go on) people who work in health, engineering, science, education etc. Tactics of tint for tat rarely have a good outcome.
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10/12/2020 15:18:05 267 50
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Excellent news, slows the spread of Covid even more.
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10/12/2020 15:27:22 141 79
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Very few people likely to want a holiday in Europe in January
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10/12/2020 15:37:23 64 15
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Yeah it's not as thought the multi billion Ski industry in the Alps is remotely of interest to the millions of British tourists who go there each year is it?

Clown.
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10/12/2020 15:37:52 42 11
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You have never been skiing have you? When you get your shiny blue passport you should try it.
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10/12/2020 15:42:31 17 4
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Could affect holidays most or all next year.
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10/12/2020 15:45:08 20 19
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People on skiing trips in Italy and on winter breaks in Spain brought the virus into the country.
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10/12/2020 15:55:15 6 4
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Ever heard of skiing?

Winter walking in Austria and Switzerland is superb.
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10/12/2020 15:56:04 5 4
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Let's not be so glib: ther are serious business implications in this. No British wagon drivers will be allowed across the channel. Dutch drivers may be allowed, but can they return? Will the trailer be driven off to the trailer park by the Dutchman, decoupled and a British driver with a different tractor unit take it on, while the Dutchamn goes back?
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10/12/2020 15:56:07 5 3
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just cos you don't ski or take a winter sun break to the Canary Islands, Algarve etc doesn't mean others don't Alan !
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10/12/2020 15:59:27 5 3
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Lovely in the Canaries at the moment. Quiet without the Brits but other nationalities are here so there’s still some life. Weather great.

Will likely stay til March. Why would anyone want to be in the U.K. right now.
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10/12/2020 16:28:52 0 0
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Really? It was all those non-holiday makers to the Italian ski slopes that brought the thing into the UK in the first place.
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10/12/2020 16:44:59 3 0
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Not true, many pensioners in particular take advantage of sun in Southern Europe in low season, others like to go skiing.
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10/12/2020 16:53:02 1 1
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Er... Skiing?
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10/12/2020 16:57:22 0 1
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Yup... apart from people going skiing, and people heading to the Canaries for some winter sun
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10/12/2020 17:30:07 0 1
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Are you actually for real ? Never heard of the Alps ?
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10/12/2020 17:42:49 0 1
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Except anyone whop might want to go to the mountains to escape this cold, damp, grey, wet rock
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10/12/2020 17:53:48 0 0
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How?
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10/12/2020 18:29:39 2 0
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NOT just Jan - wait and see. Hope you do not have a holiday home here
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10/12/2020 18:46:38 3 0
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lol my point exactly... you're self-centered that you think this won't impact you!.. EVERYTHING in the Supermarket is from Europe... best of luck getting commodities such as food!
10/12/2020 19:21:54 0 0
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Ever heard of business travel?
pob
10/12/2020 19:56:08 1 0
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Indeed, especially in the light of the perfect snow situation on all those British ski slopes! No part of the Alps compares to them!

I'm also sure that Blackpool and Grimsby are much better cities to visit on Valentine's day with one's other half than the City of Love (a.k.a. Paris)!
10/12/2020 20:04:05 0 0
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I've often wondered what it's like to be poor and never skied , not that I give a toss, just wondered.
10/12/2020 20:27:07 0 0
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I do but I left before xxxx
10/12/2020 21:20:22 0 0
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Well they won't be Skiing unless they go to Switzerland which is not in EU
Dan
10/12/2020 21:45:18 0 0
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How about next summer? I have a colleague in the office. He voted Brexit, but always does his hol's in EU... Nice one, isn't it?
10/12/2020 21:51:28 0 0
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Lots of people like to go to Spain when accommodation is cheap, and they can save money on heating.
BBC turning on project fear, they are a despicably anti British organisation. Removed
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10/12/2020 15:27:24 2 1
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You can’t blame the beeb for broadcasting facts even if it doesn’t suit your ideologies. Shouting out nationalist bile wont stop the truth.
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10/12/2020 15:23:37 10 13
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It's not news and it's a pointless article which does seems to seek to spread concern.
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10/12/2020 15:27:43 12 7
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A dose of reality sucks for all those who live in a fantasy land. That’s sometimes considered an illness.
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10/12/2020 15:27:48 6 5
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I think they're 'taking back control'! Gunboat times eh brexiteers?
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MVP
10/12/2020 15:27:50 2 6
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That would be a disaster

None of this was on the ballot in 2016
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10/12/2020 15:30:35 1 1
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Nor was Covid either
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10/12/2020 15:40:40 0 0
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Opportunity to vote on the President of the European Commission also was not on the ballot. Maybe because only one single candidate was proposed to MEPs. A bit like one party (CCP) is proposed to the Chinese people. You can vote for, or not. No difference in 'democracy' there then.
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10/12/2020 15:27:51 105 5
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And before a lot of people complain about this: apart from Switzerland the EU has closed all their ski resorts to EVERYONE for the time being to prevent CV19 spreading further. IMO, a very sensible decision. The Brits are not being singled out for misery here. Brexit is confounding in that every EU27 member can make their own rules regarding UK travel. That's sovereignty for you.
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10/12/2020 15:55:28 85 6
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Very true, why do people think that, having left the EU, Britain will get different treatment to any other third party country. Contrary to what some people think other countries do not think the UK is special.
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10/12/2020 16:14:07 4 1
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Maybe I'm picking you up wrong, but Switzerland isn't in the EU...
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10/12/2020 16:24:50 2 0
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There were people skiiing in Bavaria yesterday. I saw it on a live cam.
10/12/2020 20:40:14 0 0
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Calm down dear. Some EU countries rely HUGELY on UK tourism so me thinks separate bilateral arrangements will be made. Anyway who cares?
10/12/2020 22:06:41 0 0
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It proves that Vote Leave's claims about regaining sovereignty was just another lie. You cannot regain something that you never lost.
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10/12/2020 15:27:57 8 8
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I'd love to see the tourist 'hot-spots' that rely heavily of UK tourism cut their own thoughts. I don't think so. Bluff and bluster!
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10/12/2020 15:32:33 2 1
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The British seem more than happy to remove a hand and a foot in the name of sovereignty. I’m glad to see you understand that not everyone is as stupid.
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10/12/2020 15:34:04 0 0
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The EU restrictions apply to the whole world outside of member countries and a couple of countries with close to zero cases,

Do you reallly believe they're going to make a special exception for the UK?
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10/12/2020 17:08:46 0 0
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They are going to cut their own thoughts, are they ?. That's interesting, how exactly are they going to do that ?.

Typical Ignorant Brexiteer, Knows it all, but cant even spell Throats.
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10/12/2020 15:28:22 7 5
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So the EU/Schengen zone are admitting at last that allowing travel all over the EU was unsafe all along.

Clearly limiting CV spread is less important than the Grand Project
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10/12/2020 15:32:18 4 0
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They are doing nothing of the sort. The Schengen area works very well most times and helps trade. However, every country can decide to start controlling their borders if they feel their national security is at stake, e.g. during the pandemic or during terrorist threats. And, during the first CV19 wave many borders were closed. So your point is completely, well, pointless.
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10/12/2020 16:17:29 0 0
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Brits don't 'get' Schengen bc they are an island. Airports/ports are the 2 points of entry to the UK, easy to control. But 1000s of miles of land borders around EU countries. How do you control that? Put barb wire fence around watched by 100,000s of border staff? The perception of borders in EU is very different to the UK and the closing of borders due to CV19 was perceived as painful by many.
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10/12/2020 15:28:22 200 129
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Surely not another knee jerk article about leaving Europe BBC - Why don't you make some effort and go and find some proper news to report on. All you seem to do these days is trawl other news feeds and rehash articles from them, where is your professional integrity.
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10/12/2020 15:32:13 49 60
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the BBC doesn't need professional integrity
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Gib
10/12/2020 15:32:19 21 10
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news is still news even if you don't want to read it
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10/12/2020 15:47:36 7 7
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No it's not, it's been well known to some that this would happen
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10/12/2020 15:51:22 19 10
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You can’t blame the beeb for broadcasting facts even if it doesn’t suit your ideologies. Like it or not you wont stop the truth.
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10/12/2020 15:58:42 4 13
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I don't understand why every Brexit and EU related story has to have a HYS comments page. Is it the BBC fulfilling its public service duty by keeping the Baby Boomers and the Gammon entertained on these dark winter days ?
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10/12/2020 16:02:14 13 1
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Unlike you I happen to think Britain leaving Europe and consequent restrictions on travel just announced is an important news story. Would you rather the BBC didnt report it?
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10/12/2020 16:04:24 11 4
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Ooh, this story must sting a wee bit to get that catty response. Integrity - I amazed that you can spell it but you have no concept of what it means.
Leaving the EU is the second major story at the moment but you'd like less coverage as it is proving to be another right tory Bo-Jo mess!
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10/12/2020 16:26:37 0 2
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Gullible drones soaking up the government propaganda before spewing it fourth. Congratulations on being a servile lickspittle.
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10/12/2020 16:26:57 4 1
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It's not uncommon for different news sites to have the same news. If you don't like the way that the BBC reports or the content of its reports you could always get your news from elsewhere.

But that isn't your point is it? You just want to have a moan about the BBC and how unfair the nasty EU is.
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10/12/2020 16:51:32 1 1
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Shocking though it may seem, for people who have plans to travel to Europe three weeks from today this could actually be pretty important news.
776
10/12/2020 17:44:19 1 1
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That's all the news there is - rotten, sucky, bad, depressing news about english people and their abominable prejudices. That's what you wanted - hope you're loving it.
10/12/2020 20:46:03 0 0
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The problem with the BBC and why we need Root and Branch reform to cull grossly over paid management. Same old tired faces, earning Fat Cat salaries and enormous pensions because they think they are worth it. So sad as they stifle up and coming talent that in disgust, goes elsewhere. The BBC is a victim of its own historical success, lacking completely in any 21st Century vision. So very sad.
10/12/2020 22:08:26 0 0
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You are feeling uncomfortable now it has been revealed that you were mislead by the lies of the Vote Leave campaign, so were a lot of other people, that's why 57% now want to rejoin the EU.
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10/12/2020 15:22:01 4 6
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Since when being anti-stupid was being anti-British?

Since June 2016, obviously.
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10/12/2020 15:29:07 0 0
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And December 10th obviously
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10/12/2020 15:29:16 19 10
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This article screams that we should stop the BBC for their lack of integrity and bias. I want the TV license scrapped or their activities restricted from news activities and potentially education. Come on BBC start reporting the facts not mis-representing them.
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10/12/2020 15:36:09 9 2
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The BBC have the “ alternative “ facts. Anything to spread fear and alarm is there credo. Reporting actual news is something they “ used” to do. Not anymore.
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10/12/2020 15:29:19 400 42
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You mean that when the UK is no longer an EU member they'll lose their membership rights?

Who'd have thought it.
The right to spread China Virus all over the EU is so vital .................. Removed
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10/12/2020 16:17:13 24 6
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In the days of Franco’s Spain Brits started holidaying in numbers to Spain and Spain has already said deal or no deal Brits are welcome to holiday and buy property there.
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10/12/2020 16:21:27 14 10
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Do you honestly believe that Americans are not allowed to holiday in Europe?
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10/12/2020 16:26:39 31 3
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This is a COVID restriction only and come sometime next year travel will be open again. Anyway any EU country can allow Brits in should they choose it is not an EU Brussels decision to make.
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10/12/2020 16:47:03 14 0
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Is it not already UK law, right now, that foreign travel is for essential purposes only? What is actually going to be different come January?
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10/12/2020 16:54:23 24 16
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Seems Brexiters have trouble comprehending facts. The EU has a strong recommendation that 3rd party countries with high infection rates be barred from the EU. Most EU countries have applied that for 3rd party countries like the UK will be but a few have chosen not to. So although some countries may decide they want us many will shut the door completely now they can get rid of lobster red Brexiters
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10/12/2020 16:55:33 19 9
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Try alternative - EU Citizens could be barred from UK entry from January 1st......
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10/12/2020 17:44:50 2 1
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The UK hasn't been a member since January 31.
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baz
10/12/2020 18:07:41 0 2
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The more important point about the Brexit situation is it certainly didn't help us avoid the ridiculousness of lockdowns when Macron told us to join in and Boris and his cronies went, "ok" after just 24 hours.
10/12/2020 19:08:37 2 0
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depends. i moved to germany about 9 years ago but still have a british passport. the germans are very cool about brits living here and we are very welcome. i only have resident status which will turn into permanent resident next year and there's no problem. i'm not being forced or even encouraged to get a german passport whatsoever. people in the uk seem to forget: brexit is a british idea.
10/12/2020 19:49:41 1 0
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Rights to spread Covid. All very strange logic from EU. Still, individual countries can decide for themselves so let's see what happens.
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10/12/2020 15:27:15 7 8
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But then we all know bbc is totally left. As shown on the stats of who is most biased where but out of the five main news channels BBC came last
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10/12/2020 15:29:24 1 0
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agreed, do you have a link to that pls
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Gib
10/12/2020 15:29:49 11 9
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brexit, the gift that keeps giving
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10/12/2020 15:33:59 0 1
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Yawn. So old hat
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10/12/2020 15:23:54 100 62
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Covid infection rates determining what travel restrictions apply........mmmmm.. no story here. More unfounded remoaner scare stories.
If we dont get a deal then both brexiteers and remainers get what they want. Brexiters get the clean break they voted for and remainers get the opportunity to whinge and whine to their hearts content for years to come.
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10/12/2020 15:30:05 83 64
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We know what the Brexiteers wanted but not why! They've never explained that bit. Quite important before you destroy the nation's economy, don't you think?
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10/12/2020 15:40:34 17 16
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There are many reasons most not economic. But we dont have to justify our decisions. It was a democratic vote. The arguments (reasons) were all discussed prior to the vote.
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10/12/2020 15:45:20 9 6
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You lot have been given factual logical reasons aplenty trouble is you mourners never listen, you in your own little dream world.
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10/12/2020 16:01:14 8 8
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The Brexit-brigade wanted to stop working to rules that we readily agreed to and start working to rules determined by China, Russia and the US. And they wanted fewer non-U people about as immigration was the number issue that they mentioned, even though we had full control of immigration for years.
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10/12/2020 16:05:04 10 12
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It was worth voting Brexit just to read the bitter comments from Remainers on here. Makes my day.
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10/12/2020 16:44:42 3 5
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This Brexiteer didn't want to be controlled by the drink sodden Junkers of this world - simple.
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10/12/2020 16:59:41 1 0
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Yes we do. Tax avoidance and evasion by newspaper owners and Tory voting tycoons.
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10/12/2020 18:30:06 0 1
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Sence of humour lost on you lighten up sausage
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MVP
10/12/2020 15:27:50 2 6
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That would be a disaster

None of this was on the ballot in 2016
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10/12/2020 15:30:35 1 1
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Nor was Covid either
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10/12/2020 15:34:02 0 1
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Brexiteers would probably have voted for that........
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10/12/2020 15:30:44 67 14
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These rules will last until Holiday Season starts - then we'll be expected to forget all about our own personal safety in order to support the economies of Greece / Spain / Portugal etc.
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10/12/2020 15:45:53 33 1
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As happened this summer....
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10/12/2020 19:03:45 0 0
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No one 'expects' you to holiday abroad.
It is entirely voluntary.
But better go before the plummeting pound makes even Benidorm too expensive.
10/12/2020 19:22:15 0 0
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Can always stay home and spend your pounds in Bridlington. Actually isnt it bordering on treachery to NOT be spending the money in the UK?
10/12/2020 19:52:59 0 0
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I doubt it will last that long due to 18.1 million brits going to Spain and 11.7 million going to France last year with an average spend of £670 per person , that’s a lot of money for their respective countries to lose, especially following the losses they made due to COVID? If you do go I’m sure the visa won’t be too expensive.
10/12/2020 22:35:58 0 0
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You dream alot then
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10/12/2020 15:26:53 12 7
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".........and so just as they do today, we expect individual European countries to continue to apply their own rules."

So no news here BBC, but I guess it makes a good made up story for your anti-Brexit agenda. This borders on fake news.
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10/12/2020 15:31:03 1 3
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Real Truth you are an oxyMoron.
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10/12/2020 15:31:11 8 4
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We could have got to this point in April 2017 if Cameron & May had done their jobs.
Voted out June 2016
Transition 1 Jan 2017
Out April 2017

Everyone knows the EU do not negotiate until 23:59 so why did the UK bother waiting ?
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10/12/2020 15:33:41 2 2
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Because it took the Tories nearly three years to agree on what they wanted?
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10/12/2020 15:16:47 9 7
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Stop talking nonsense
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10/12/2020 15:31:27 0 0
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its in their genes!
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10/12/2020 15:31:35 7 6
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Countries which rely on tourism will kick off. An own goal by the self serving EU.
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10/12/2020 15:35:58 1 0
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You wish
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10/12/2020 16:07:15 0 0
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That'll be the UK then.
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10/12/2020 15:31:37 6 4
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Is this the Brexit dividend we hear so much of........
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10/12/2020 15:31:48 8 1
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the thing that still surprises me

is that after all this lot (or while it's going on) the BBC will still give calm, considered, civilised, structured airtime to politicians to spout off cr**, and people will still believe what the politicians spout off, in a series of special programs with dark red BBC branded logo's.

some people at the BBC might even believe what they are broadcasting.
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10/12/2020 16:06:46 0 0
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Lets be honest - you're surprised every morning.
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10/12/2020 15:29:19 400 42
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You mean that when the UK is no longer an EU member they'll lose their membership rights?

Who'd have thought it.
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The right to spread China Virus all over the EU is so vital .................. Removed
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10/12/2020 15:28:22 200 129
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Surely not another knee jerk article about leaving Europe BBC - Why don't you make some effort and go and find some proper news to report on. All you seem to do these days is trawl other news feeds and rehash articles from them, where is your professional integrity.
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10/12/2020 15:32:13 49 60
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the BBC doesn't need professional integrity
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10/12/2020 15:41:43 8 2
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Just as well lol.
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10/12/2020 15:43:46 7 3
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Just as well.
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10/12/2020 16:03:54 14 17
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The BBC lost its professional integrity years ago and is still undermining democracy.
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10/12/2020 16:10:00 2 6
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Yes it does, because there is a growing amount of people including "the people of Scotland" and now thousands of over 75's that want rid of it. Due to being left wing and fake and repetitive and provocative and like the Jeremy Vine show making up scenarios which are not going to happen.
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10/12/2020 16:26:46 1 1
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It seems to be all across the socialist rags such aa the Telegraph and Mail
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10/12/2020 16:30:05 0 1
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What? They must be taking lessons of Brexiteers
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10/12/2020 15:28:22 7 5
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So the EU/Schengen zone are admitting at last that allowing travel all over the EU was unsafe all along.

Clearly limiting CV spread is less important than the Grand Project
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10/12/2020 15:32:18 4 0
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They are doing nothing of the sort. The Schengen area works very well most times and helps trade. However, every country can decide to start controlling their borders if they feel their national security is at stake, e.g. during the pandemic or during terrorist threats. And, during the first CV19 wave many borders were closed. So your point is completely, well, pointless.
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10/12/2020 15:28:22 200 129
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Surely not another knee jerk article about leaving Europe BBC - Why don't you make some effort and go and find some proper news to report on. All you seem to do these days is trawl other news feeds and rehash articles from them, where is your professional integrity.
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Gib
10/12/2020 15:32:19 21 10
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news is still news even if you don't want to read it
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OwO
10/12/2020 16:38:58 1 0
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"Things may or may not happen, we'll see" for the 1000th day in a row is not "news".
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10/12/2020 17:33:27 1 0
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But this is not news, it's speculation as the word COULD appears in the headline.