shereblue wrote: ↑Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:53 pm
shereblue wrote: ↑Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:35 pm
ChipSpike wrote: ↑Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:07 pm
bimboman wrote: ↑Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:00 pm
ChipSpike wrote: ↑Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:49 pm
Seems petty behaviour from the jilted spouse. We have higher standards:-
"The UK allows citizens of Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, the US, Singapore and South Korea to use biometric passports to pass through automatic gates on arrival. The government has said in a paper on the UK’s post-Brexit border operating model that it will “ensure that EU, EEA and Swiss citizens may also continue to use our e-passport gates and the existing queueing arrangements”."
I reckon we should pick a different EU country each week to put through a random “deep check” lane.
Interesting though Portugal are offering dedicated uk lanes at their arrivals because they want our travellers.
I've never been to Lisbon or the north of Portugal, definitely on my list though.
Lisbon is indeed a wonderful city, a locale fundamental to the story of modern Europe, especially for its lead role in the Age of Discoveries. The beaches of the north are sandy and the seas refreshingly wilder than in the Algarve. Porto, and the river Douro are quite magical with many fine Quintas to visit. I'm delighted to hear that Britain's oldest ally will be having a dedicated UK lane. Well done all.
I would add that Lisbon was the locale for the Carnation Revolution, barely 45 years ago when,
incredibly, it was still a Fascist dictatorship. It's a shame that little Englanders have no interest in the EUs role in solidifying a modern, democratic European modus and rather complain that they have contributed more to the European budget than the likes of Portugal. And oh so ignorantly ape the "Brussels Dictatorship" fiction. Irony bypass or what
Our European cousins do have fascist tendencies don't they? Relatively recently as well, Germany, Spain, italy, Greece, Portugal all bit too far right wing and authoritarian. It's also ironic that the the EU is regarded as some sort of democratic bastion, when it's institutions and rules were set up to stop its populations interfering in the grand project.