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3 minutes ago, Humphrey Appleby said:

The clue was in the statement part of BSI... :rolleyes:

And the misleading omission was that there’s nothing unusual in in having offices all round the world where the amount of trade justifies it

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4 minutes ago, OveFundinFan said:

Presumably the same will apply to those coming INTO the uk from Europe. Its ok, precautions need to be taken.

Yes. I know they were worried at the German border with Poland because Swine Pest was a problem in Poland

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15 hours ago, OveFundinFan said:

Presumably the same will apply to those coming INTO the uk from Europe. Its ok, precautions need to be taken.

It doesn't seem to be the case.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/transporting-goods-between-great-britain-and-the-eu-guidance-for-hauliers-and-commercial-drivers#moving-goods-from-the-eu-to-gb

Neither is Britain requiring a negative Covid test, unlike France.

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44 minutes ago, iris123 said:

You can normally freely import meat between EU countries, just not into the EU. Obviously these rules apply to UK and EU citizens alike.

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1 hour ago, Humphrey Appleby said:

Well yes, great for Stena (which isn't a UK company ultimately), but less good for the local Holyhead economy and wider UK economy if Irish truckers aren't going to be using the port or spending as much money as before.

Brexiteers think that freight going direct from France to Ireland is a win for Brexit...? :D

Not at all.  I was just countering your assertion that Stena would do a cover up for Holyhead.

Very happy indeed for all EU traffic to remain in the EU and not pollute our roads, even if that means a downturn for the local Holyhead economy, which no doubt will reinvent itself. :)

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14 hours ago, OveFundinFan said:

Presumably the same will apply to those coming INTO the uk from Europe. Its ok, precautions need to be taken.

Nope, our border controls are weaker in that respect. Businesses don't have to declare goods until after they are imported in the majority of cases. Inspections of lorries are very low. 

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On the subject of lorry drivers. They checked one in Hamburg the other day and it seems he has been driving around Europe for 5 years on a fake Ukrainian one !!

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If only everybody reverted to being hunter- gatherers like phloppy there would be no need for red tape. You can get all you need locally . Berries in abundance on bushes atm. And any products can be bashed out of used Strongbow cans :rofl:

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24 minutes ago, Humphrey Appleby said:

Thought leaving the EU was supposed to be cutting red tape... :rolleyes:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-55576018

Lovely to see another unbiased BBC report, there are 113 fines which is next to nothing yet they somehow manage to have a photo and mention the queues caused by the French refusal to accept vehicles from the UK before Brexit happened. Also no indication of how many of those 113 fines are due to breaching the need for a negative covid test which is a separate requirement that would be needed whether in or out of the EU.

You sure you're not a BBC reporter HA? :D

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I don't see where this is biased - certainly not on the scale of commercial news sites/companies.  It references the Covid tests, the pictures says it''s from December and the article says the vast majority of drivers have the right documents and are ok?  It's merely reporting the £32k fines from 113 cases.  It's a topical issue.  Are you sure you are not biased towards the BBC?

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9 hours ago, SPEEDY69 said:

Nope, our border controls are weaker in that respect. Businesses don't have to declare goods until after they are imported in the majority of cases. Inspections of lorries are very low. 

Thanks for your response, but we were talking about ham sandwiches being confiscated from English lorry drivers as they arrive over the channel.

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