Poor Colin Browning! He clearly seems to have voted for Brexit without having the faintest idea how it would work.
For example: leaving the EU means UK citizens no longer have the right to freedom of movement between EU countries and their own.
Officials had warned before Brexit happened that this could lead to long queues in airports like Schiphol, near Amsterdam.
But that seemed to have passed over Colin’s head as he tweeted the following, without a sign of irony:
Absolutely disgusting service at Schiphol airport. 55 minutes we have been stood in the immigration queue. This isn’t the Brexit I voted for. pic.twitter.com/QcSne9d4qW
— Colin Browning (@ColinBrowning14) February 13, 2020
You can see for yourself the number of replies he has received.
But you really need to read a few. You can find them by searching the Twitter hashtag #OhColin.
There are a lot along these lines:
— Chris Kehoe (@MrKehoe79) February 14, 2020
— Charlie Rome 🔶️ (@charliejrome) February 14, 2020
How about this? See:
— RichS 🇪🇺🇬🇧🇧🇬🏳️🌈🐟 #ForeverEuropean #FBPE (@moomaloom) February 14, 2020
Trouble is (for Colin), this is the Brexit reality:
I know! The gammon didn't even have to stand in the non-EU queue. For one more year, UK citizens will be treated as if they were still EU citizens. #OhColin
— Christopher Camp (@Christo15475146) February 14, 2020
This has been confirmed by Schiphol’s official Twitter feed:
There have been no changes at our airport for UK travellers. New staff members were being trained yesterday, leading to longer queues at the passport control than usual. Sadly, this tweet has taken on a life of its own. For further reference: https://t.co/gsCSiLtIfL. ^Mayen
— Schiphol (@Schiphol) February 14, 2020
But there are some there, it seems, who still can’t avoid joining in:
Greetings from Schiphol’s Boder Guards
We have sufficient supplies of mischievousness, herring and high strength Gouda to keep this going for a loooong time. pic.twitter.com/j9nzM9sjI5
— Jan van de Rieth (@JvdRieth) February 14, 2020
But there is a downside and here it comes:
— Kate Wilton (@KateWilton1) February 14, 2020
The trouble is there are 17 million more Colin's.
— Paul Chipperfield (@pgchipperfield) February 14, 2020
Fortunately that’s not true.
But there are millions of them out there.
And they’re all in line to have surprises as nasty as that experienced by Colin.
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