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Old 08-06-2019, 07:48 AM   #1
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Default Is travel to the UK in October a good idea?

Hi all - my wife and I are thinking about spending perhaps 10 days or so in the UK, starting around October 1. Let's see if I can ask this question decently...

Given the evolving political landscape over there, we're asking ourselves if going over there at that time has some risk/negativity involved, relative to potential Brexit-related government and social "volatility", if you will - strikes, mass demonstrations, transit delays/shutdowns, a general anxiety with folks, etc.. Not sure what the best way is to phrase all this. :-)

Put another way, we'd like to know if it's a bad idea to come over then, and if we should just wait a while and see how things sort out. Any counsel and information is appreciated.
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Old 08-06-2019, 07:57 AM   #2
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Default Re: Is travel to the UK in October a good idea?

[QUOTE=Doug Walton;1339322]

Hi all - my wife and I are thinking about spending perhaps 10 days or so in the UK, starting around October
Doug[wait a while and see how things sort out.

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“wait a while and see how things sort out.”

What ‘result’ / when would make up your minds...?
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Old 08-06-2019, 08:23 AM   #3
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I'm going to guess that you shouldn't worry because:

1. Brexit doesn't happen until October 31
2. The pound-to-dollar exchange will likely be favorable
3. Others may be worried and not travel so you'll have more "elbow room"
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Old 08-06-2019, 09:12 AM   #4
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When will there NOT be something to worry about?

If you want to do something, you'd better get busy doing it, because none of us get out of this life alive!

"Get busy living, or get busy dying" Morgan Freeman - Shawshank Redemption

BTW, have a great time!
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Old 08-06-2019, 09:21 AM   #5
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Default Re: Is travel to the UK in October a good idea?

OK - so, I should clarify.

First, I generally understand life realities and philosophy.

In this thread, I'm looking for specifics around the Brexit situation that could potentially and negatively (or positively) affect a trip to the UK - things that in hindsight would have been readily apparent to someone who lives in the UK, or is very familiar with the current political and social tides over there.

Thanks.
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Old 08-06-2019, 12:43 PM   #6
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OK - so, I should clarify.

First, I generally understand life realities and philosophy.

In this thread, I'm looking for specifics around the Brexit situation that could potentially and negatively (or positively) affect a trip to the UK - things that in hindsight would have been readily apparent to someone who lives in the UK, or is very familiar with the current political and social tides over there.

Thanks.
I don't foresee any travel issues around Brexit. However, when the pound crashes, you can buy chanters, reeds, bags, etc. galore with the favorable exchange!
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Old 08-06-2019, 03:59 PM   #7
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I can't really see that you'd have any issues before the 31st. If you were visiting London, I would keep an eye on the news, because at times during this process there have been relatively ugly protests, but if they occur they will be confined to relatively small areas.



Other than that, my only other advice is that people have had quite enough of the topic, so just be aware that not everyone may want to talk about it, regardless of their opinions (a state of affairs I imagine you'll recognise...!)


And yes, enjoy the exchange rate.
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