seahawk wrote:Many Spanish colleagues confirmed that they would gladly take a pay cut, if it means less Brits and I must say I would gladly pay a higher fee for the entrance if it means less Brits. I think many on the continent are willing to shoulder the burden just to get rid of the UK.
I have to say, that attitude of yours is part of the problem. Nobody will get anywhere with such ill feeling.
Please don't tar everybody with the same brush. We're not all as ignorant as the small group of tourists you encountered, and frankly it's embarrassing as it's also reflective of the wider misunderstandings which led to the referendum going the way they did.
As for taking pay cuts just to be rid of tourists from one nationality, you do realise that if there is a big downturn in tourists redundancy is another option businesses in the tourism sector could take? In fact, tough decisions about pay cuts and redundancies is probably something some businesses in tourist locations directly impacted by the collapse of Thomas Cook are no doubt making already or will have to make in the coming weeks/months.
par13del wrote:Funny thing is, we finally have a plan proposed by the UK government, something which should have been presented to parliament prior to the filing of Article 50 (2016-2017 time frame) which could have formed the basis of the negotiations with the EU, unfortunately, the previous government went with blank papers.
Yep. We have Theresa May's rush to meet her self-imposed deadline of invoking Article 50 by late-March 2017 to thank for that. It's a good job nobody listened to Jeremy Corbyn when he was calling for an immediate invocation of Article 50 the day after the referendum. Whether the plans submitted are workable or not, 2 years to build upon it and come to an agreement using these as a starting point is far better than attempting to thrash things out 2 weeks before the next European Council summit.