Calais, yet again!

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  1. jonandshell

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    Apparently the tunnel is closed due to another incursion by migrants.
    Are there any Funsters on the front line who can tell us what has happened without the media hysteria?
     
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    See Eurotunnel website, they say now running to schedule. (11.18am)
     
  3. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    don't think its hysteria the size of camp reported at weekend to be expanding so these attempts and delays would increase I would think? pointless starting a new thread as @scousebird excellent update thread that remains dispassionate and factual keeps us up to date surely...
     
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    I stand truly judged.

    And I feel so foolish for having bought a motorhome in the UK to boot!
     
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  5. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    Ah shucks:)....next time you move maybe move to France? and avoid all the angst.
     
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    So we are almost certainly gonna make our booking for around the midnight time slot..
    Would others do that or choose a different time to try and avoid 'issues' ?
     
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    Best idea would be to avoid tunel and cales all to gether
    I didn't want thee stress so we are off hull zebuge.
    Why are the French allowing this to happen
    Bill
     
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    that's my view Bill..

    boycott Calais.. the French would soon get it sorted if it hit their pocket.. as it is.. they have no incentive to do anything..

    If this is still going on next year, which is most likely, depending on destination .. we'll go Harwich - Hook of Holland or perhaps Newhaven - Dieppe


    btw.. nice avatar
     
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    Hi.
    We came over from France on Sept.7th midight,not an illegal to be seen. The Dog check in was unmanned and open,and we wandered about with two other couples and walked to the manned booths to fetch someone over,no security in sight.
    Tea Bag
     
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    Don't see any problems going as long as it's running, they aren't wanting to go that way!
     
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    As an ex serviceman with several horrific sights blighting my memories, a few would be migrants present few fears.
    However, some of us travel with young children on occasion.
    There's more than one perspective of any given situation.
    Why can't some people see the world from more than one blinkered perspective?
     
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    Here we go again.....Thought this about Eurotunnel service disruption.
    Have no interest in discussing what I consider irrational fear with anyone.
     
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    Good idea on the Hull ferry but costly.
    The French are allowing it because they hate us, they allow tyres to be set alight on motorways approaching the ferry/tunnel, they allow the camp, they allow fishermen to block Dover harbour,anything to upset us is fine by them.
    It will never happen but if we stopped using the tunnel or the port they might, just might do something.
     
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    because they wear these

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    it's how they want to see it..

    and bought a shed load of tunnel tickets.. either that or they have shares in Eurotunnel !
     

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    Easier to just keep the trains running - they'll soon clear a path through natural selection
     
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    yup..fit one of these.. job done

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    No brainier for us Uooop norff. :)
     
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    The disruption is more of an issue than who is causing it.
    The tunnel has ceased to become the reliable means of crossing it once was.
    Delays cause aggrivation when you only have a short holiday and tight schedule.
    Not to mention parents getting in serious trouble when kids don't make it back to school on time.
     
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    Got a new phone with predicted text so having some fun and with it LOL
    Bill
     
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