Comments on: Transport disruptions loom as UK, EU face Brexit ‘cliff edge’ https://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/transport-disruptions-loom-as-uk-eu-face-brexit-cliff-edge/ EU news and policy debates across languages Tue, 28 Aug 2018 21:27:57 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 By: DavidT¬£ https://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/transport-disruptions-loom-as-uk-eu-face-brexit-cliff-edge/#comment-330679 Mon, 09 Oct 2017 13:10:32 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1173739#comment-330679 Gayle failed to mention that it is only fair to give Germany time to pave over a slice of Bavaria. All those BMWs and Audis that will not be coming to the UK have to be parked somewhere.

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By: Peter Fletcher https://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/transport-disruptions-loom-as-uk-eu-face-brexit-cliff-edge/#comment-330068 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:58:04 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1173739#comment-330068 I can not believe the ignorance and naivety of the previous comments, clearly neither has worked for, or been active in working for, an international company.

Neither do they comprehend that transport is the essential ingredient for integrating a large part of industry within the UK to that of the EU to produce our final products, goods or services which we need to survive.

As for the assumptions that can be achieved once we have left and the time frame in achieving it totally ignoring the financial consequences in the meantime beggars belief.

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By: Gayle Louise Stephen https://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/transport-disruptions-loom-as-uk-eu-face-brexit-cliff-edge/#comment-329675 Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:34:42 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1173739#comment-329675 The EU have already made it clear that they will NOT COMPROMISE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES so therefore, WE MUST STOP ALL negotiations ASAP and become strictly a third-party country trading with the EU under WTO rules with absolutely NO concessions whatsoever. That’s the ONLY Brexit we voted for and the ONLY Brexit that is acceptable.

Also continuing flights to the EU after Brexit is the ABSOLUTE WORST POSSIBLE OUTCOME for our country mainly because any aviation deal with the EU will mean having to cede to ECJ jurisdiction, something we MUST BE FULLY FREE from and something which again, the EU will NOT compromise on. We must not end just direct ECJ jurisdiction, but ALL ECJ jurisdiction.

We MUST have our full rights to sign up to new and much better trade arrangements with third party countries from Brexit day onwards as a a number of these countries have made it clear that they will NOT sign up to ANY trade deals with us unless we have a FULL,CLEAN break from the EU because they are NOT prepared to be subjected to the EU’s ‘red-tape’ bureaucracy.
We will highly likely have some form of disruption and even a form of cessation of flights to and from the the EU like Ryanair are suggesting but I would MUCH RATHER have that, even if it is on a temporary basis, than our country be under a lifetime of subjection to any and ALL of the EU’s extreme draconian rules.
Stopping flights to and from the EU is literally the only surefire way we can fully unshackle ourselves from the control of the EU Eurocrats, and therefore, retain our full rights to rule our own country the way WE see fit and retain our full rights to fully protect ourselves from international threats to our lives and national security (and that MUST include the return of a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland) and drastically reduce (NOT stop altogether) immigration from EU nationals in order to prioritise our own unemployed nationals and give fairer treatment to potential non-EU immigrants.

Furthermore, a cessation of flights to and from the EU will improve our economy MASSIVELY both financially and economically due to the likely increase in summer staycations. This will, in turn, improve the livelihoods of our small business owners, our unemployed and our working class communities particularly the low-wage earners as the likely massive wage increases, the likely decreases in household bills and the general costs of living will bring low-income families out of poverty.
Ceasing flights to and from the EU will also give greater benefit to the economies of other third party countries particularly Central and South American countries, the Caribbean countries and Southern Asian countries as some are in dire need of even basic financial resources.

EU member countries have already made it clear that they no longer need our tourism when we leave because tourists from the northern mainland European countries like France, Germany, the Netherlands and the Scandinavian regions will MORE than make up for lost British tourism whereas the majority of third party countries don’t have that luxury, even Central and South American countries because, correct me if I’m wrong, apparently less than 10% of US nationals even own a passport as the majority of them take staycations which, for them, is the equivalent of us taking our holidays in the EU because the USA is so MASSIVE.

Flights to the EU should ONLY resume if we are allowed to update the ‘Chicago’ convention and re-sign up to it, making our airspace MUCH more regulated, therefore reducing air traffic congestion, easing pressure on our airport staff and air traffic controllers therefore reducing the risks of mid-air collisions and of passengers missing flights. Also flights to other third party countries must NOT be put at a disadvantage and be just as accessible to UK holidaymakers as EU countries. This form of aviation deal with the EU is the best of an extremely bad bunch as far as I’m concerned

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By: Joe Thorpe https://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/transport-disruptions-loom-as-uk-eu-face-brexit-cliff-edge/#comment-329662 Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:40:53 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1173739#comment-329662 No the only way to avoid it is to sign up now. If not we will cope, we might have to take holidays elsewhere for a year or two but once the Spanish tourist resorts & the Portuguese, Italian & French resorts implode too they won’t be long asking us to sign up. In the meantime keep out of our airspace & sea lanes!

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