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Old 15.09.2018, 22:56
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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What a result for British Expats and Immigrants with EU issued driving licenses

Correct me if I'm wrong but from what Gov.uk is saying about the continued
no quibble, carte blanche acceptance of EU issued Driving licenses ( no matter
whether the UK has a Hard or Soft Brexit ) in the UK after the 29th March.

British Expats & Immigrants, lets say in France with French driving licenses, can
drive wherever they please in the EU27 countries and can also be treated with
the same regard and deference, using their French driving license when traveling
in the Non EU - UK as they would have done if the UK had continued to remain
a member of the EU.

Along the lines of Plod stopping your French reg car and asking, can you show
me your driving license, Sir - Upon which you show Plod your EU flagged,
French driving license, after which he replies - Ah you have an EU French
driving license, that will do nicely Sir. Drive on please
.

In which case, what a result - at least Expats have something to crow about when
visiting the UK next year after Brexit Day, would be great rubbing that one in with
the hard line Brexits.



Yes British Expats will be spared the joys of 1950's, 60's & 70's motoring in the EU
with IDP docs after Brexit Day.
Couldn't resist this - for if the British ( land of hope & glory ) driving license was compared to
a Credit Card - it's been confirmed that after Brexit; its sunk to the same depth's of
European acceptance as the inferior Access credit card.

Access - Your flexible friend

Whereas the EU member state issued driving license will be leaping ahead, in terms of it's
acceptance and recognition in Europe & is even going to be accepted in Non EU, Non EEA
& Non EFTA countries like the United Kingdom in 2019 with the same terms and conditions
as when the UK was a member of the EU, with best of all NO IPD required; just like the
American Express Cards in its heyday.

American Express ? - that will do nicely, Sir
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