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post #21 of 90 (permalink) Old 21-11-2015, 00:50
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Taking the ferry ?


tomorrows headlines:


:: Daily Mirror
Security chiefs warn that IS could be plotting to launch a massacre on British ferries, the Daily Mirror reports exclusively.





Yeah yeah!


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Are there any "British" ferries now operating between UK and mainland Europe?

Just asking

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And if they do succeed in hitting a ferry where will the nearest Armed Response Police be??

Talk about sitting ducks! Even worse in the tunnel

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It's who you share the journey with (even if like me, itís in a caravan!)
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Talk about sitting ducks! Even worse in the tunnel

Andy
Hope that there isn't a pattern of attacks emerging.

Attack on Paris - Friday 13th.
Attack on Mali - Friday 20th
We go through tunnel - Friday 27th.

Am I going to lose any sleep over it or change our travel date?
That would play into the hands of the bast***s so no, carry on regardless.
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Caen to Portsmouth Thursday,.
Some cursory checks only questioned by French customs asking about cigarettes.
UK we were off the ferry and on the M27 in 30mins from docking.
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Heading to Spain via Portsmouth to Santander
Any signs of our "friends" and I will personally pelt them with my Stugeron tablets - bought a spare pack just in case.

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Heading to Spain via Portsmouth to Santander
Any signs of our "friends" and I will personally pelt them with my Stugeron tablets - bought a spare pack just in case.
Better still, don't take your tablets and you will have something else to cover them with.
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Didn't take much more than 5 minutes when we got to the tunnel on Thursday,swab by the French and a dog around the van plus a girl looking in every locker and beds by British border control.First thing the Brits asked was, do you have any firearms?
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Didn't take much more than 5 minutes when we got to the tunnel on Thursday,swab by the French and a dog around the van plus a girl looking in every locker and beds by British border control.First thing the Brits asked was, do you have any firearms?
You did not say whether you were going to or from UK.

The swab surprises me.

Is one allowed to refuse, or is it part of the French emergency procedures? Presumably it is for a database and future comparison, as in the time it takes to transit the tunnel they could not possibly process it that day.

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Tachos?

I thought they were some sort of Spanish/Mexican food!
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