This is the Customs station at Svinesund, the main border crossing between ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด and ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช . It can handle up to 2,500 trucks/day - one truck every 4 min. 10,000 trucks go through Dover every day. Do the maths. Itโ€™s not possible. ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด is in #SingleMarket but not in #CustomsUnion
But this should also give remainers some hope. I donโ€™t think it will be possible for UK to leave both #CustomsUnion union and #SingleMarket - UK is not in #Schengen - Norway is in both Schengen and SM which makes trade easier, even if thereโ€™s a hard border between ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชand ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด
Then thereโ€™s the Irish Border of course. Again not possible to have a soft border between NI and ROI if UK leaves Single market and Customs Union. Even an EEA, Norway, solution would require a hard border here. Brexit is stupid!
Norway is in Schengen and Single Market but not in Customs Union. Trucks take and average of 4 mins to cross the border from Sweden.
Turkey is in CU, but not in SM and Schengen.
Result: Border gridlock. Will this be Dover post Brexit?โ€ฆ
If UK leave SM and CU, and already is not in Schengen, not only goods would have to clear customs, like in Norway, but also the truck and the driver.
Brexit is insane!
Comparing Dover and Svinesund I canโ€™t see how Dover could handle even an EEA style Brexit. 10,000 trucks, 4 minutes per truck + passport check for driver. Nah!
My conclusion? UK will be forced to stay in SM and CU, not only because of the Irish border.
It will be #Brexit in name only, and UK will loose its veto and become a rule taker.
Brexit is stupid!
Great video from FT about the potential customs gridlock at Dover after Brexit. Big thanks to @Bournemouth4EU for the link!
Vote Leave chair @GiselaStuart lectured by @IanDunt on the Irish border: โ€œIt is impossible to leave a customs union and expect there to be no border checksโ€ - using Norway-Sweden border as an example
But we can have an open, invisible, frictionless border between RoI and NI if we use modern technology!
Yeah. Right!โ€ฆ

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Aug 6, 2018
A young Conservative needs help with his poll.
Oh dear! It seems he didnโ€™t want any help with his poll. Blocked.
But do give him a hand. Heโ€™s only managed a little more than 2000 votes since 30/7
Hm! We have turned the vote around to 56% Remain in less than an hour. ๐Ÿ˜Š
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Jul 31, 2018
Who would have thunk!
British hauliers will need licenses and permits to be able to drive on European roads. In a no deal scenario there will be no way of getting UK goods into Europe!
Yup! This is not #Scaremongering but #facts
The market access for British hauliers under a No deal scenario will only cover 3% of the needs.
#BrexitMadness #Transport
Check this thread where two experts on trade discuss the problem:
Take a look again at the situation on the Border with Turkey: Trucks driving into EU will need permit from every country they need to pass!
#CustomsUnion means free movement of goods but not trucks.โ€ฆ
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Jul 30, 2018
Seems the EEA advocates think that EEA countries do not contribute to the EU budget. This is wrong. Check this link from the Norwegian Governments own pages:โ€ฆ
Ideologists, huh?
Norway contributes to the EU budget in three major fields: to reduce social nd economic disparities, to take part in EU programmes (Horizon2020, Erasmus+, Galileo, Copernicus), and the Schengen cooperation.โ€ฆ
Norway and other EEA countriesโ€™ contributions to the EU programmes (Horizon2020, Erasmus+, Galileo, Copernicus) are on foot with full member states.
There is no taking part in EU programmes without contributions to the budget.โ€ฆ
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Jul 9, 2018
After the referendum May slammed the door in the face of the 48%. Then she locked the moderate leavers up in another room, and negotiated #Brexit with her own cabinet and the pure Brexit ideologues. Goodbye to reality and compromise. #BrexitShambles
In Norway PM Gro Harlem Brundtland, who had campaigned for #Norway to join EU, stayed on her post so that she could negotiate an outcome as many as possible could accept. She went for #compromise and managed to unite a split country. ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด
PS. Gro Harlem Brundtland made an international career after she left Norwegian politics. I donโ€™t agree with her politically, but she deserves respect. ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด
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Jun 21, 2018
I ran into a rabid Brexiter on my evening walk today. Talked about how happy he was now that UK was leaving the EU. I tried to keep my cool and think I managed to get in a few hard facts, like itโ€™s not the EU forcing a hard border in Ireland #Disinformation #Brexit
The guy happens to be an (unfollowed but not unfriended) FB friend, and he offered me a ride home and said โ€œPlease donโ€™t unfriend me.โ€
Heโ€™s decent enough, but very ill informed. I also told him that Iโ€™ve never been to a country more ill informed about EU than the UK.
I told him that there had been a massive anti EU disinformation campaign in the UK since the early 1990ies. The lies were so many the EU found it necessary to launch a separate page to debunk it. It has arond 600 entries, I sad.
Referring to this:โ€ฆ
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Jun 21, 2018
So, this happened.
Troll pretending to unite ppl on Brexit tweets long anti-EU thread full of disinformation.
Troll is effectively debunked by an EU insider who knows how EU works, @ottocrat
Troll goes into a manic hizzyfit and implodes.
Brexit Central think they have a scope
Hereโ€™s the original thread where the lies are debunked.
Hereโ€™s the reactions from Brexit Central this morning, trying to silence @ottocrat obviously, by โ€œexposingโ€ him and calling him a troll.
According to Brexit Central presenting facts = trolling.
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