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Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:59am
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chrisso50

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In Spain UK citizens have often found that the many rules, some small, some large and a number of regulations have been ignored by the Police and authorities as we're all part of the EU28 ‘family’ of nations.

But I expect that after Brexit those rules and regulations will be applied to the letter. However this will play out VERY SLOWLY. It will not change suddenly on Brexit day but will increasingly happen as we test out those rules that we didn’t even know were in place.

We will all find out in due course how this will affect us in our personal circumstances and very few will escape unscathed. Residency income requirements, Health insurance, Car regulations, EHIC use, income tax and social security can trip up even the innocent.

The ending of our freedom of movement within Europe, together with the arrival of ETIAS in 2021, for many of us may not be our first taste of change.

hartcjhart

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Posted: Wed Dec 5, 2018 1:45am

so you wish to avoid/disregard/avoid/ignore local laws just because you are british, sorry but get a life we ALL live by laws obey or get prosecuted

chrisso50

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Posted: Wed Dec 5, 2018 7:14am

"so you wish to avoid/disregard/avoid/ignore local laws just because you are british, sorry but get a life we ALL live by laws obey or get prosecuted"

Eh? You wrote the above response at 130am, so maybe over-tired? At any rate it makes no sense - as my OP made no suggestion of disregarding any rules or laws! PS: you said avoid twice ...

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Posted: Wed Dec 5, 2018 8:36am

Yep - not sure where poster was going with this one Chrisso50, you most certainly have not advocated disregarding laws.

Maybe it’s a touch of Brexit Fever making póster misread posts and howl at the moon? *shrug* I know not .... I do know that Brexit just might not be Brexit though after developments yesterday!!

rt21

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Posted: Wed Dec 5, 2018 5:06pm

chrisso50 wrote on Wed Dec 5, 2018 7:14am:

"so you wish to avoid/disregard/avoid/ignore local laws just because you are british, sorry but get a life we ALL live by laws obey or get prosecuted"

Eh? You wrote the above response at 130am, so maybe over-tired? At any rate it makes no sense - as my OP made no suggestion of disregarding any rules or laws! PS: you said avoid twice ...

Just ignore his comments chrisso.  The man has form on other forums and he has a really bad attitude.

chrisso50

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Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:44am

More confirmation on Thursday night re ETIAS. Juncker’s spokeswoman Natasha Bertaud told Sky News’ Faisal Islam that after Brexit Brits will indeed be charged €7 to buy three-year travel passes to holiday in the EU. 

So €2 a year, hardly an imposition.

DarioMartin

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Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:55am

No, not an imposition really - but still annoying that formerly free travel will no incur just an extra bit of messing around.  That being said, from what I understand, any non-Schengen country would have been subject to ETIAS, so it would have applied to UK Brexit or no.

And will Brexit actually happen? Fingers crossed it all falls in a big hole and UK remains where it belongs - part of Europe.  

(Sits back and awaits screams of frothing outrage from hardline Brexiteers ... living in Spain ... 🤔)

Jeanie61

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Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:19pm

I do get a feeling Dario with the news that is currently being bandied about here in the UK that we are heading for a second referendum. Lets say it is my gut instinct. We will wait and see.

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Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:11pm

I do hope so.  My humble opinion is that “divorcing” from Europe is a big mistake, financially and in terms of trade and also security and intelligence co-operation.  Britain is no longer the Empire it once was and I fear we need our European cousins.  Much has been made of the need to control the borders, but sad to say that has long been Britain’s weak spot - even prior to EU membership.  Are we really so foolish as to ignore history and think much in that respect will change post-Brexit?

All it will do is make it more difficult for expats to travel and indeed settle.  Just my opinion though

L181SKY

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Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:42am

Northern Ireland and the DUP May save the day.  

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