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MsWorWoo 21.02.2018 14:13

Brexit (and other UK stuff) information roadshow in Swizterland
 
Just saw this for UK nationals living here, I'm sorry it's too late for Geneva and Bern, but for the rest of us it might be highly useful.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/b...-liechtenstein

newtoswitz 21.02.2018 14:37

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They could just put a tape on repeat that says "we don't know yet".

And they only have to look at the poll numbers from the expat vote to know our thoughts on it.

curley 21.02.2018 14:40

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Originally Posted by MsWorWoo (Post 2913024)
Just saw this for UK nationals living here, I'm sorry it's too late for Geneva and Bern, but for the rest of us it might be highly useful.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/b...-liechtenstein

wow, I'm impressed.

gbn 21.02.2018 14:46

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Originally Posted by newtoswitz (Post 2913045)
They could just put a tape on repeat that says "we don't know yet"....

It depends on the bias... and this is the civil service.

More apocalyptic end of days, than free unicorns and rainbows.

MsWorWoo 21.02.2018 14:53

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Originally Posted by newtoswitz (Post 2913045)
They could just put a tape on repeat that says "we don't know yet".

And they only have to look at the poll numbers from the expat vote to know our thoughts on it.

ahhhhhh, but we don't live in the EU so we are not included in those stats. I don't think there has been a poll on how we were going to/did vote... apart from the vote of course, but mine went to (some grim northern town) not Switzerland, so I don't know how they would find out unless they ask..... or they look at the EF poll.....

Blueangel 21.02.2018 14:59

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Originally Posted by newtoswitz (Post 2913045)
They could just put a tape on repeat that says "we don't know yet".

Well that was their reply to my email registering my wish to attend... :rolleyes:
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Thank you for your registration to the British Nationals Roadshow.We will inform you on the exact time and venue by email in due course.

Merrylegs 21.02.2018 15:33

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[QUOTE=Blueangel;2913074]Well that was their reply to my email registering my wish to attend... :rolleyes:[/ ]


I received a reply to my email which contained (it seemed) information on a 101different subjects, except the Brexit Roadshow! However, the email did state that they will contact me within the next 20 days! I suppose everything comes to she who waits!

MsWorWoo 21.02.2018 15:38

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[QUOTE=Merrylegs;2913108]
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Originally Posted by Blueangel (Post 2913074)
Well that was their reply to my email registering my wish to attend... :rolleyes:[/ ]


I received a reply to my email which contained (it seemed) information on a 101different subjects, except the Brexit Roadshow! However, the email did state that they will contact me within the next 20 days! I suppose everything comes to she who waits!

ditto, we shall see.

Blueangel 21.02.2018 16:04

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Originally Posted by Merrylegs (Post 2913108)
I received a reply to my email which contained (it seemed) information on a 101different subjects, except the Brexit Roadshow!

I got that one too under separate cover, and did wonder if they were going to start spamming me :D

kriss kross 21.02.2018 16:46

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Originally Posted by newtoswitz (Post 2913045)
And they only have to look at the poll numbers from the expat vote to know our thoughts on it.

Internationalist globalists would prefer their home country, where they don't reside, to remain in an internationalist globalist organization.

Imagine my shock.

newtoswitz 21.02.2018 17:00

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Originally Posted by kriss kross (Post 2913154)
Internationalist globalists would prefer their home country, where they don't reside, to remain in an internationalist globalist organization.

Imagine my shock.

Indeed - but we're also people who are impacted much more by Brexit than people in the UK, and in most cases have a more rounded and detailed view of it.

Given the current status, I really don't see what information they're going to be able to provide - there aren't any hard details.

It's like one of those supposedly reassuring management talks, where you end up only reassured that senior management will be OK.

k_and_e 21.02.2018 17:05

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Originally Posted by newtoswitz (Post 2913164)
and in most cases have a more rounded and detailed view of it.

of course:rolleyes:

Sandgrounder 21.02.2018 17:36

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Originally Posted by kriss kross (Post 2913154)
Internationalist globalists would prefer their home country, where they don't reside, to remain in an internationalist globalist organization.

Imagine my shock.

As opposed to Brexiters wanting to get into bed with any globalist so long as it's not the EU?

kriss kross 21.02.2018 19:19

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Originally Posted by newtoswitz (Post 2913164)
Indeed - but we're also people who are impacted much more by Brexit than people in the UK.

Seems rather arrogant.

I would have thought that the people who actually live and work in the UK would be, at least, equally impacted by Brexit.

Sandgrounder 22.02.2018 10:26

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Originally Posted by kriss kross (Post 2913231)
Seems rather arrogant.

I would have thought that the people who actually live and work in the UK would be, at least, equally impacted by Brexit.

You just don't get the idea of a democracy, do you? newtoswitz's opinion and vote is just as valid as anyone living in the UK. You have no idea whether the Brits living here have interests back in the UK which will be directly or indirectly (positively or negatively) affected by Brexit.

For UK citizens, if the worst came to the worst, it would mean a major upheaval - loss of job, home and the country in which your kids were born because you'd be forced to leave Switzerland. Personally, and as abjectly incompetent as I find the government / Brexit negotiators, I don't think this will happen but it is still a remote possibility on the table so, yes, is potentially a worse outcome than for most UK people living and working in the UK.

It's very telling that you find someone's right to an equal vote and to have an opinion "arrogant" if it differs from yours.

Belgianmum 22.02.2018 10:39

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Originally Posted by MsWorWoo (Post 2913024)
Just saw this for UK nationals living here, I'm sorry it's too late for Geneva and Bern, but for the rest of us it might be highly useful.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/b...-liechtenstein

I had posted this on the Brexit thread so hopefully some people saw it in time to be able to register for Bern or Geneva.

My husband is going to Bern this evening.

Merrylegs 22.02.2018 10:43

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Received my Invitation this morning! So will be present at the meeting in Geneva on Friday evening 23rd. Should be interesting! Anyone else intending to participate?

Merrylegs 22.02.2018 11:23

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Originally Posted by Merrylegs (Post 2913401)
Received my Invitation this morning! So will be present at the meeting in Geneva on Friday evening. Should be interesting! Anyone else intending to participate?



There have been some cancellations, so places are still available for the Geneva meeting on Friday, 23rd.

kriss kross 22.02.2018 12:36

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Originally Posted by Sandgrounder (Post 2913388)
You just don't get the idea of a democracy, do you? newtoswitz's opinion and vote is just as valid as anyone living in the UK. You have no idea whether the Brits living here have interests back in the UK which will be directly or indirectly (positively or negatively) affected by Brexit.

For UK citizens, if the worst came to the worst, it would mean a major upheaval - loss of job, home and the country in which your kids were born because you'd be forced to leave Switzerland. Personally, and as abjectly incompetent as I find the government / Brexit negotiators, I don't think this will happen but it is still a remote possibility on the table so, yes, is potentially a worse outcome than for most UK people living and working in the UK.

It's very telling that you find someone's right to an equal vote and to have an opinion "arrogant" if it differs from yours.

Never said her vote or opinion was less valid than anyone living in the UK.

I said the people who live and work in the UK would be, at least, equally impacted by Brexit.

Now you're saying that UK expats might be more negatively impacted, which might well be the case, the same as Brits in the UK may be more positively impacted.

Sandgrounder 22.02.2018 12:42

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Originally Posted by kriss kross (Post 2913472)
Never said her vote or opinion was less valid than anyone living in the UK.

I said the people who live and work in the UK would be, at least, equally impacted by Brexit.

Now you're saying that UK expats might be more negatively impacted, which might well be the case, the same as Brits in the UK may be more positively impacted.

So you agree that being concerned with your own situation as a UK citizen in relation to Brexit is not, therefore, "arrogant" just because you live outside of the UK? :msnsarcastic:


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