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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
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Old 21.02.2018, 14:37
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Re: Brexit (and other UK stuff) information roadshow in Swizterland

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.
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Old 21.02.2018, 14:46
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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.
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Old 21.02.2018, 14:53
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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.
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.....
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Old 21.02.2018, 14:59
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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...
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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.
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Old 21.02.2018, 15:33
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Re: Brexit (and other UK stuff) information roadshow in Swizterland

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


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!
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Old 21.02.2018, 15:38
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Well that was their reply to my email registering my wish to attend... [/ ]


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.
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Old 21.02.2018, 16:04
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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
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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.
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Old 21.02.2018, 17:00
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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.
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and in most cases have a more rounded and detailed view of it.
of course
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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.
Lets be realistic, British expats in Switzerland are not going to be affected anywhere near as much as British residents. It doesn't even make any logical sense to think so.

Brexit will impact wages, cost of goods, jobs, living conditions etc etc and that is what British residents will experience. Us expats are living within a different economy and political system and are extremely cushioned from the impacts of Brexit by that.
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Old 22.02.2018, 13:26
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Lets be realistic, British expats in Switzerland are not going to be affected anywhere near as much as British residents. It doesn't even make any logical sense to think so.
Well, yes our families are, so yes, not more, not less but equally effected by this whole thing idiotic affair. I still haven't heard a solid truthful reason, politically or legally as to why Britain would be better off outside of the EU. Not one.
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Old 22.02.2018, 13:31
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Lets be realistic, British expats in Switzerland are not going to be affected anywhere near as much as British residents. It doesn't even make any logical sense to think so.

Brexit will impact wages, cost of goods, jobs, living conditions etc etc and that is what British residents will experience. Us expats are living within a different economy and political system and are extremely cushioned from the impacts of Brexit by that.
Maybe, but those impacts are pretty remote, and the financial/trade differences are those most likely to be resolved (or fudged) in some way.

Expats are much more likely to be impacted by the right to work or live in an EU country, which given our location is a significant thing.

For example, say one of my kids wants to go and work in France for six months - currently they can do that as a UK citizen, and they could do that as a Swiss citizen - but post-Brexit it's quite possible they can't so easily.
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Old 22.02.2018, 16:39
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Lets be realistic, British expats in Switzerland are not going to be affected anywhere near as much as British residents. It doesn't even make any logical sense to think so.

Brexit will impact wages, cost of goods, jobs, living conditions etc etc and that is what British residents will experience. Us expats are living within a different economy and political system and are extremely cushioned from the impacts of Brexit by that.
If you are here on UK pensions losing 50, 60% of value ?
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Old 21.02.2018, 17:36
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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?
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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.
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Old 22.02.2018, 10:26
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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.
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As opposed to Brexiters wanting to get into bed with any globalist so long as it's not the EU?
Having a trade deal & getting into bed with the EU are two very different things, astounded by your post TBH.
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Having a trade deal & getting into bed with the EU are two very different things, astounded by your post TBH.
Just making the point that the UK is happy to throw itself on the mercy of the rest of the world and whatever trade deals it can scrape together with whatever conditions they have to dance to, yet the EU is all bad.

That's the astounding bit.

There's something about "nose" "face" and "spite" in that lot.
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