Now it's getting silly

alex04w

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Co Antrim
The BBC, who report an anti Brexit scare story a day, has even sunk to new depths of silliness today.

Their lead story today is that guide dogs for the blind, wont be able to travel over the NI / ROI border. Instead, for a guide dog to go from NI to ROI, they will have to get the ferry to Scotland, travel down to Wales and get the ferry to Rosslare. The reason being that animals will only be able to come into the ROI via three points - the ports of Cork and Rosslare and also Dublin airport.

Does the BBC really believe the rubbish they put out? Do they think people are so stupid that a stupid story like this will make them vote differently in a possible future referendum? Do they actually think people will believe that the EU will be so vindictive about the UK leaving that they will use / discriminate against disabled people to achieve their ends.

 
The BBC, who report an anti Brexit scare story a day, has even sunk to new depths of silliness today.

Their lead story today is that guide dogs for the blind, wont be able to travel over the NI / ROI border. Instead, for a guide dog to go from NI to ROI, they will have to get the ferry to Scotland, travel down to Wales and get the ferry to Rosslare. The reason being that animals will only be able to come into the ROI via three points - the ports of Cork and Rosslare and also Dublin airport.

Does the BBC really believe the rubbish they put out? Do they think people are so stupid that a stupid story like this will make them vote differently in a possible future referendum? Do they actually think people will believe that the EU will be so vindictive about the UK leaving that they will use / discriminate against disabled people to achieve their ends.

Not just guide dogs but all dogs - and our vet had a similar warning put out the other day. Once we leave the EU, we will be an external country and need to comply with the various controls that currently protect us as members. It's not that hard to understand, is it?
 

rob1

Member
Location
wiltshire
Not just guide dogs but all dogs - and our vet had a similar warning put out the other day. Once we leave the EU, we will be an external country and need to comply with the various controls that currently protect us as members. It's not that hard to understand, is it?
How will they stop anything crossing into eire they arent going to put up any border posts, or are they lying again
 

agrimax

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Location
Co Down
Never mind border posts......
Just out of curiosity, I had a close up look at the border on Google maps. Loads of places where the ''line" goes right through farm yards, houses and gardens. Part of a house, garden, yard or field in the UK and the other part in the ROI.
So when Shep is gathering sheep, will he come to the " invisible border" that crosses the field and say to himself, "Hang on, Can't cross that. Gotta go the long way round. Gotta get a boat now".?

But then again, if Shep is a border collie, perhaps he'll be exempt......🤔
 
How will they stop anything crossing into eire they arent going to put up any border posts, or are they lying again
I don’t know, but I’m just reporting what I’d read at the vets. As we are the ones to chose to leave the union, I expect it’s up to us to leave. Why should they lower their standards for us, just because?

Presumably stuff like that is in the fine print of Boris’s letter somewhere.
 
I knew you'd come around eventually.
Don't agree with your idea of building a wall though.
Come round to what? I’m purely showing the lunacy of voting out, when we consider the implications of it properly.

How would you suggest we implement Brexit whilst respecting the EU’s health standards and not building a hard border? The only other way I can think is to fully align all our rules and regulations with the EU, which isn’t then “out”.
 

turbo

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
lincs
Come round to what? I’m purely showing the lunacy of voting out, when we consider the implications of it properly.

How would you suggest we implement Brexit whilst respecting the EU’s health standards and not building a hard border? The only other way I can think is to fully align all our rules and regulations with the EU, which isn’t then “out”.
Couldn’t give a toss about the eu health standards ,are they the only ones that have them in the world?after horse gate I wouldn’t think they are anything to shout about anyway
 
Couldn’t give a toss about the eu health standards ,are they the only ones that have them in the world?after horse gate I wouldn’t think they are anything to shout about anyway
So if you don't want us to respect their requirements, I guess you want the border shut down completely? It's their countries, their rules - we comply or we stay out.
 

bobk

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Location
stafford
So if you don't want us to respect their requirements, I guess you want the border shut down completely? It's their countries, their rules - we comply or we stay out.
Come on , let's get real , the Irish are irked as this new regime will affect their smuggling rackets .
My better half has many Irish clients , dodgy at best , but they do pay .
 
Come on , let's get real , the Irish are irked as this new regime will affect their smuggling rackets .
My better half has many Irish clients , dodgy at best , but they do pay .
I suspect the dodgy ones would prefer a border again, just to introduce a bit more arbitrage. For the old chap with a guide dog though, a no deal brexit means just that, and the rules to be complied with are those that the two countries apply to all "foreign" countries with which they don't have a deal.
 

bobk

Member
Location
stafford
I suspect the dodgy ones would prefer a border again, just to introduce a bit more arbitrage. For the old chap with a guide dog though, a no deal brexit means just that, and the rules to be complied with are those that the two countries apply to all "foreign" countries with which they don't have a deal.
My neighbours in france are coming back to visit family next week , quote ,..... we may not be able to after brexit .... what utter sh!t the remainers have spread in the last 3 years .
 

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