Leicestershire man stuck in airport queue starts debate as he tweets 'this isn't the Brexit I voted for'

A Brexiteer’s frustrated tweet about the time it took him to get through Amsterdam airport has gone viral. Around 15,000 people have liked the comment made yesterday morning by Colin Browning, a Leicestershire Twitter user. The Leicester City fan spent an hour in a queue at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol waiting for his passport to be checked and said in a tweet: “Absolutely disgusting service at Schiphol airport.

55 minutes we have been stood in the immigration queue. “This isn’t the Brexit I voted for.” He later added: “I spent more time at immigration than I did in the air getting to my destination.”

Around 5,000 Twitter users have retweeted his comments. There are also many anti-Brexit Twitter users who replied to Mr Browning, including Ian Howes who told him: “Um actually, yes, this is exactly what you voted for. “It’s called freedom of movement for a reason, and you voted to end that.

“After all you knew what you were voting for.” https://twitter.com/ColinBrowning14/status/1227906931450425344 Twitter user Terry, who describes himself as pro-EU and anti-Boris, tweeted: “Now imagine you’re driving a truck crammed full of “just in time” supply chain goods.

“Sitting 55th place in the tailback waiting to clear customs. “And getting bombarded with furious texts from customers whose businesses are going under because they can’t meet orders.” Morten Overbye said in his response to Mr Browning: “The people voting against free movement of people are surprised they no longer move as freely.”

Carole Hawkins added: “Exactly what did you think would happen – that 3rd world, nonentity Torydom residents would get special treatment – people voted leave with no thought for the consequences of their actions – life made worse.” The debate quickly turned ugly, with Twitter user Leah saying: “Yeah let’s all ridicule Brexiteers as overweight beer-drinking English men, because classism and bigotry is cool.” Gluteus Minimus told Leah: “It’s hardly bigotry chief.

Don’t be so stupid.” While Brexit happened on January 31, there is currently a year-long transition period during which nothing should change in relation to moving between countries and British citizens like Mr Browning ought not to be directed to wait in non-EU queues at passport control. That point was noted by Robert Usher, who tweeted to Mr Browning and the others commenting on the original tweet: “Anyone wanna tell him about the transition period – that he currently has the rights as other EU citizens – and is in the wrong queue?

Or, shall we let him carry on with his wait to think things over?”

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