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Old v Young

Postby dls » Wed May 17, 2017 9:27 am

There does seem to be a real difference between the ages.

They seem to fear some world in which travel and work is limited.

Before the EU, we visited Europe freely without visa's and even without full passports. The controls involved waving a visitor's pass at a border guard. When I studied in London, a full third of the class were European, Commonwealth and otherwise non-British.
Several friends studied abroad - again without particular difficulty.

There were countries with real political difficulties (which had to be sorted before EC membership, not helped by it), including particularly Greece and Spain.
The young, fear that the removal of complete freedom means somehow that travel will be impossible. No.

There may indeed be some difficulties, but I cannot imagine it will be us imposing them.
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Re: Old v Young

Postby atticus » Wed May 17, 2017 9:30 am

Do you remember exchange controls?
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Re: Old v Young

Postby dls » Wed May 17, 2017 12:48 pm

I do now you mention it. I had the manual on my desk. I do not remember ever having to open it.
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Re: Old v Young

Postby diy » Wed May 17, 2017 12:59 pm

I wonder how those countries feel about the macron-merkel (mackerel?) pact that seems to be emerging. The new trade deal seems to be as close as one could get as an inter-EU trade negotiation.

I remember duty free sales at the airports too, when prices were actually cheaper.
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Re: Old v Young

Postby atticus » Wed May 17, 2017 1:58 pm

Exchange controls limited the anount of money you could change to take on your holidays. I remember my father having to take his passport to the bank, which wrote in a note of how much he had exchanged and the date.

How many of the foreign students dls remembers were not from Commonwealth countries?
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Re: Old v Young

Postby dls » Wed May 17, 2017 2:24 pm

Well the two I was closest to were from Czechoslovakia.
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Re: Old v Young

Postby dls » Wed May 17, 2017 2:26 pm

. . and the lovely girl who came on my stag do (very innocent do) was from Chile.
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