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Brexit Planning


#82

Reciprocal across the EU. What will happen in a no-deal is another question however! Right back to wine talk now…


#83

There are somethings more important than wine.


#84

Wine is trivial by comparison however this is a wine discussion forum not a politics one


#85

That healthcare arrangement with Spain will not apply in the case of a no deal Brexit. This has been confirmed by a Spanish minister - not sure which one exactly.


#86

There is currently a reciprocal agreement between the U.K. and the Irish republic. I can access Irish healthcare while there and recently while my Dad was here from Ireland he fell and broke a rib, there was no charge either so it is quite possible there may be individual agreements with other European countries who knows .


#87

This is a community forum where we discuss lots of things like food, books, travel, sport…

People pulled together by the common love of wine finding other areas of common interest.


#88

they will - an agreement was signed earlier in the year ( I know…shock-horror…some Brexit planning has been done!)

The UK will pay the Spanish “health service” for any treatment on UK citizens in Spain and vice versa (circa 300k vs 150k citizens)


#89

Indeed but those subjects are not as divisive as politics. And the original point of the thread was about the Society’s plans to maintain continuity of supply post Oct 31.


#90

agreed - but everyone seems to be playing nicely on the subject.

Lots of threads ‘wander’ - I just dip-out of those that wander in a direction i’m not interested in.


#91

Its not a wine discussion forum. Its the "societys community "So anything that the community wants to discuss can be discussed here and is. If we were just a wine discussion forum then we would not be able to discuss anything other than wine.


#92

Surely no one would really trust the current UK government to do anything it has said it will do?!


#93

v.true - and there has been a General Election in Spain since too


#94

And there was I thinking they were serious about leaving the EU on 31 October


#95

Pretending to be serious - it’s the BJ way.


#96

I think the ball is still in play. Not over til the fat guy sings.

But wine will go up in cost-period.

All business is worried about supply lines in and out. Uncertainty is the speculators friend.


#97

I’m so pleased our wine ‘cellar’ at home is full to bursting after a summer holiday of hunter gathering in Rioja and France. And that I had the presence of mind to plant some Brussels Sprouts and red cabbage. Nothing to do with Brexit but there’s going to be a shortage don’t you know due to weather issues!:crazy_face:


#98

Panic buying - but what to buy? That was the question discussed Sunday evening at the pub. Salad, Brie, Avocados, and tinned tomato’s apparently - and prescription drugs. I can still remember Mateus Rose being classy, so helpfully I suggested candles and torch batteries might be in shortage.

Machine tools, aircraft components etc. being rather expensive to stock up on. Ditto overseas workforce will take up a lot of space. Vintage port is I think the answer.


#99

So glad I stocked up on 2017 vintage port… Not going to sustain me as a food and not ready for a decade, but perhaps I could barter it?


#100

Loo roll, pasta, tinned food… sigh


#101

In this week’s New Statesman: