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View Poll Results: What would you personally prefer to happen?
I want the UK to stay in an ever-closer union 49 23.11%
I want the UK to stay in a loosely connected EU 68 32.08%
I want the UK out because the EU is bad for the UK 22 10.38%
I want the UK out because the EU is a bad thing 23 10.85%
I want the UK out because this would be good for the rest of us 17 8.02%
I don't really care 33 15.57%
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Old 05.01.2021, 12:27
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At least here in Switzerland, if you have your permit with you the Swiss are letting you in no problem. The Spanish are making a right pig's ear of it right now.

and the Dutch
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Old 05.01.2021, 13:06
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"EU firms refuse UK deliveries over Brexit tax changes"

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-55530721

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After telling us for the last 4 years that there'd be tailbacks at Dover, planes wouldn't be able to land and there'd be a medicine shortage, they're reduced to reporting that some companies aren't up to speed with the new paperwork required.
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Old 05.01.2021, 13:30
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After telling us for the last 4 years that there'd be tailbacks at Dover, planes wouldn't be able to land and there'd be a medicine shortage, they're reduced to reporting that some companies aren't up to speed with the new paperwork required.
All of that is true - the tailbacks, the planes not landing, the medicine shortage... but they appear to be COVID related (and not helped by brexit)
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Old 05.01.2021, 13:37
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"EU firms refuse UK deliveries over Brexit tax changes"

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-55530721

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Reminds me of companies not delivery to Switzerland.
Let's start a pick up point in Calais
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Old 05.01.2021, 17:13
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I use Poste restante at my local French Post Office 3 mins away- it is quite a bit nearer
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After telling us for the last 4 years that there'd be tailbacks at Dover, planes wouldn't be able to land and there'd be a medicine shortage, they're reduced to reporting that some companies aren't up to speed with the new paperwork required.
Its a clear political point by the vendors anyway. If it wasn't they'd just add a surcharge to the consumer if the costs have gone up for them. The fact that the vendor ships to every country in the world except Britain, shows its just another European with a colonial attitude.

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If you are a Brit with a French or Spanish resident you need to travel with your residency permit.

If you are a Brit with a Swiss permit, and you travel via (or to) France or Spain you need to travel with your permit.

I know the Brits eschew the idea of ID cards and permits, but that certainly doesnít mean they are exempt from the rules the rest of the planet is comfortable with.

If you cross a border take your bleeding permit.
I actually hadn't thought about it before `
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Old 05.01.2021, 17:37
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I use Poste restante at my local French Post Office 3 mins away- it is quite a bit nearer
For someone who makes such a fuss about tax avoidance, it's rather amusing, you can & do avoid tax but others should not.
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Old 05.01.2021, 17:41
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For someone who makes such a fuss about tax avoidance, it's rather amusing, you can & do avoid tax but others should not.
How so lol?
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Old 05.01.2021, 17:55
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How so lol?
Having packages delivered to France rather than Switzerland.
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Old 05.01.2021, 18:24
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Having packages delivered to France rather than Switzerland.
Often it isnít a choice as many shippers donít know Switzerland from Sweden or Swaziland, but wont ship here. Many things from Amazon,fr canít be shipped here.
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hey, don't worry, he just cannot help himself- yes the post was about firms that will not deliver to Switzerland.

But please don't quote him, I am trying very hard to ignore him.
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Old 05.01.2021, 18:42
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hey, don't worry, he just cannot help himself- yes the post was about firms that will not deliver to Switzerland.

But please don't quote him, I am trying very hard to ignore him.
Hahaha, I can think of several people who will always quite me just to spite you

If only you could quote people, then at least we would have some idea what you were replying to rather than guessing.
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Often it isn’t a choice as many shippers don’t know Switzerland from Sweden or Swaziland, but wont ship here. Many things from Amazon,fr can’t be shipped here.
I didn't know you can get stuff sent to post offices - I work right next to France so that's a plausible option - is there anything special you have to do?
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You just have to give the Post office's full address and your name with the mention Poste Restante. You then collect and pay a small fee. Not done it for a while, about 3 Euros. I know the lovely post Lady very well so she gives me a ring.

Edit, looks like it has gone up to 4.20. You need ID to collect, and for Collissimo, the number of the parcel. As I know here well, she never asks me for ID, etc.
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Old 05.01.2021, 21:10
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Wow, I didn't think they'd still do post restante service. We used to contact each other this way when we had no home and constantly travelled. No handies back then so it was like "I'm sure he'll go through Oslo within the next four weeks" chance taking. It was free then and as I can see, in Switzerland it still is free.

Here is the system, same in every country (apart from the greedy French charging for it apparently)
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Also Amazon.fr offers delivery to a french post office for no fee. Divonne is the closest for me. They send me an email that I take with me to la poste, hand it over and thatís it.
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Hahaha, I can think of several people who will always quite me just to spite you
Anyone we know?

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Wow, I didn't think they'd still do post restante service. We used to contact each other this way when we had no home and constantly travelled. No handies back then so it was like "I'm sure he'll go through Oslo within the next four weeks" chance taking. It was free then and as I can see, in Switzerland it still is free.

Here is the system, same in every country (apart from the greedy French charging for it apparently)
Sounds nice! Spontaneous and carefree, without the entrapments of today.
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After telling us for the last 4 years that there'd be tailbacks at Dover, planes wouldn't be able to land and there'd be a medicine shortage, they're reduced to reporting that some companies aren't up to speed with the new paperwork required.
You forgot the little bit where they said it related to a no deal situation.
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