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No Freedom of movement between the EU and Switzerland? I beg to differ. Whatever the fine print, effective free movement exists. May couldn't sign up to what Switzerland applies.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Thu Jan 17th, 2019 at 02:23:07 PM EST
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But customs controls do exist - I've seen them several times in the train.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Jan 17th, 2019 at 02:39:38 PM EST
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I've seen Swiss citizens stop at the motorway customs booth, declare the six bottles of wine they bought in France, and pay 1 franc duty on each bottle.

I'm sure we can rely on the Irish to do the same...

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Thu Jan 17th, 2019 at 04:43:33 PM EST
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While this remark is funny, until BREXIT, it was customary (ha ha) for gov'ts to establish de minimis value of goods declared exempt from duty collection. Even arriving by passenger plane.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Jan 17th, 2019 at 05:15:41 PM EST
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I mean Switzerland is not in the EEA and thus the EU is forced to use language such as "the EEA and Switzerland" all over the place. For instance, when talking about free movement in the single market.

The UK would have no freedom of movement.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jan 17th, 2019 at 06:18:21 PM EST
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