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ChrisG

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  1. I think there might also be an issue around sailing frequency especially to Caen. I'm not sure 3 sailings each way will be possible given the already announced staggering of getting on and off. Many folk won't want to travel but I could easily see a morning ex Pompey and early pm ex Caen and overnights both ways becoming the offering which would mean the those booked on the missing (cheaper) sailings would need to be cancelled / rebooked.
  2. The length of time from docking to get on the road at Portsmouth . Never have seen all the Immigration booths open and there nearly always additional staff just standing around doing very little.
  3. ChrisG

    The new world

    Quite agree. Most of the free loaders in the EU are also unacounatable. The principles are brilliant but things have changed so much over the years. Many in both establishments (and other governments) are the same..... the UK government and the EU are not so different to others.
  4. ChrisG

    The new world

    Quite agree. Most of the free loaders in the EU are also unacounatable. The principles are brilliant but things have changed so much over the years. Many in both establishments (and other governments) are the same..... the UK government and the EU are not so different to others.
  5. ChrisG

    The new world

    Shock horror I am also neither old, xenophobic or racist. I am an accountant by trade and manage over 50 people in the financial services sector, am fairly well educated and yet amazingly still voted to leave. I am certainly not the brightest but neither am I ignorant, thick or naive. Unlike many I don't claim to understand everything to do with the EU and my reasoning is very similar to Nick's. I think the EU is broken but I also believe it provides an unending bucket of money for a quite a few to be paid enormous sums of money on working groups, committees and all sorts of junkets travel
  6. ChrisG

    The new world

    Shock horror I am also neither old, xenophobic or racist. I am an accountant by trade and manage over 50 people in the financial services sector, am fairly well educated and yet amazingly still voted to leave. I am certainly not the brightest but neither am I ignorant, thick or naive. Unlike many I don't claim to understand everything to do with the EU and my reasoning is very similar to Nick's. I think the EU is broken but I also believe it provides an unending bucket of money for a quite a few to be paid enormous sums of money on working groups, committees and all sorts of junkets travel
  7. ChrisG

    The new world

    Sadly I think the referendum turned into a competition between exagerated promises and exagerated scaremongering. My own view is that the decision was far too complex for a referendum especially when most politicians (on both sides) did their usual of making statements and promises they personally wouldn't have to deliver. The EU do have a problem in that if our exit deal is good there could well be a queue of other countries wanting similar deals. Having recently been on holiday and spent a considerable amount of time with a number of people from Holland and Germany, I was a bit surprised whe
  8. Re: A Looming Fuel Crisis in France? In so far as there are apparently now many fuel stations without some or all brands, this is exactly what has happened. The media have undoubtably played their part once again but it was the threats of protest that started the rush in the first place.
  9. Re: A Looming Fuel Crisis in France? Wiggo Fully apprecaite your points. No, it would not be easy to take business elsewhere, and quite honestly there is not a great deal to take. BUT, when protest turns into lawlessness and I am affected and (certainly in the past, feel threatended), then I can and will go elsewhere whatever the so called justification is. End of rant.
  10. Re: A Looming Fuel Crisis in France? As someone who in the past has experience of trying to get home form holiday but being stuck in France in a blockade with small children and little food or water and getting absolutely no help from the local authorities, I possibly have a jaundiced view of this area. Irrespective of the right of hauliers/ farmers or whoever to exercise their right to disrupt life, when it starts affecting your children's health, you get angry. Its interesting tho that comparitively little attention is paid the fuel companies who make immese amounts of money from us d
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