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armchairlawyer wrote: Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:01 pm
Yerg wrote: Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:31 pm
I spent last weekend in Somerset. First time back there in 18'ish years. Over 5 hours to do less than 200 miles. Won't be doing it again in a hurry!!
There is something ineffably dismal about driving on busy English roads.
But compared to Cambodia you were flying along
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armchairlawyer wrote: Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:49 am ^
Good, let the buggers go to Skegness until the Frogs grovel for their custom. A complete summer season with low UK visitor numbers should be the trick.
Just as I hoped. The Grauniad reports:
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2021 ... dy-seaside
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armchairlawyer wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:00 am
armchairlawyer wrote: Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:49 am ^
Good, let the buggers go to Skegness until the Frogs grovel for their custom. A complete summer season with low UK visitor numbers should be the trick.
Just as I hoped. The Grauniad reports:
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2021 ... dy-seaside
our international clientele – who do not quibble with prices and are always ready to order a good bottle of wine – has so far disappeared.”


The demographic of their visitors is likely to be over 50, affluent, cautious and will respect the isolation rules when they return. It looks like the calculations have been made and the decision to sit it out this year has been made.

The Benidorm crowd are much more likely to take a flyer and bugger the isolation consequences.
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Doc67 wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:59 am
our international clientele – who do not quibble with prices and are always ready to order a good bottle of wine – has so far disappeared.”


The demographic of their visitors is likely to be over 50, affluent, cautious and will respect the isolation rules when they return. It looks like the calculations have been made and the decision to sit it out this year has been made.

The Benidorm crowd are much more likely to take a flyer and bugger the isolation consequences.
Yes! Dual pricing is not only for Asia! The genteel UK middle class who love their adorable little French towns with their quaint little restaurants that serve agreeable wine served by the most charming owner who chats with them politely en francais.
Translation - suckers overpaying for bog standard French food at a place where the owner makes more profit in one summer month than he does for 8 months out of season, all the owner has to do is suppress a giggle at their appalling accents. Actually it sounds like Cornwall but without the accents. The Cornish are minting it this year of course as the Brits holiday at home.
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Double-jabbed UK tourists could skip amber-list quarantine under proposals
Ministers looking at loosening travel restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers returning to England


British travellers who have had two Covid vaccines could be allowed quarantine-free entry into England under plans being considered by ministers, the Guardian understands.
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2021 ... -new-plans

Assume this only means vaccinated in the UK. The need for a global vaccine passport is becoming more necessary by the day but still no movement as far as I can see.
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BREXIT !!!!! ,

The gift that keeps giving,
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/202 ... stry-warns

:stir: :P

PS Just thought I would remind you in case you were bored :D :D :D
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DaveG wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 6:50 pm BREXIT !!!!! ,

The gift that keeps giving,
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/202 ... stry-warns

:stir: :P

PS Just thought I would remind you in case you were bored :D :D :D
Yes! Keeps giving clickbait remoaner articles in The Guardian!
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DaveG wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 6:50 pm BREXIT !!!!! ,

The gift that keeps giving,
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/202 ... stry-warns

:stir: :P

PS Just thought I would remind you in case you were bored :D :D :D
That's my kind of crisis. What I wouldn't give for supermarket shelves like that in PP.

The UK is full of whinging, moaning cry-babies that don't know how lucky they are.
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Doc67 wrote: Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:35 am
DaveG wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 6:50 pm BREXIT !!!!! ,

The gift that keeps giving,
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/202 ... stry-warns

:stir: :P

PS Just thought I would remind you in case you were bored :D :D :D
That's my kind of crisis. What I wouldn't give for supermarket shelves like that in PP.

The UK is full of whinging, moaning cry-babies that don't know how lucky they are.
(full grumpy old man mode is currently activated)

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I vaguely remember some German guy doing something similar in the 1930s,

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/p ... 71110.html
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