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Brexiteer complains he has to wait in queue at EU airport: ‘This isn’t the Brexit I voted for’

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A Brexiteer who was forced to wait in an immigration queue at an EU airport in Amsterdam has complained that “this isn’t the Brexit I voted for”.

Colin Browning, who described himself as one of the 17.4 million people who voted for Brexit, said he was forced to wait for nearly an hour at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol before his passport was checked.

“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 wrote on Twitter.

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When another user commented on Mr Browning’s post saying he “got what [he] voted for”, the Brexit supporter replied: “I didn’t vote to stand in a queue for over an hour why [sic] some jobsworth checks our passports.

“I spent more time at immigration than I did in the air getting to my destination.”

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Jonathan Bullock waves the Union Jack as he leaves the European Parliament

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The Union flag is taken down outside the European Parliament in Brussels

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A pro-Brexit supporter jumps on an EU flag in Parliament Square

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EU Council staff removed the Union Jack-British flag from the European Council in Brussels, Belgium

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A pro-Brexit supporter pours beer onto an EU flag

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Pedestrians pass in front of the Ministry of Defence Building on Whitehall, illuminated by red, white and blue lights in central London

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A Brexit supporter shouts during a rally in London

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A man waves Union flags from a small car as he drives past Brexit supporters gathering in Parliament Square

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The five-year old Elisa Saemann, left, and her seven-year old sister Katie hold a placard during a rally by anti-Brexit protesters outside the Scottish parliament in Edinburgh

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Pro Europe supporters gather on Brexit day near the British embassy in Berlin, Germany

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Anti-Brexit protester hugs a man while holding a placard

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A decorated, old fashioned fire pump in Parliament Square

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An anti-Brexiteers stands with his dog in Parliament Square

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British MEPs Jonathan Bullock, holding the Union Jack flag and Jake Pugh leave the European Parliament, in Brussels on the Brexit day

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Britain’s departure from the European Union was set in law on January 29, amid emotional scenes, as the bloc’s parliament voted to ratify the divorce papers. After half a century of membership and three years of tense withdrawal talks, the UK will leave the EU at midnight Brussels time (23.00 GMT) on January 31

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A man walks with a St. George’s flag at Westminster bridge on Brexit day

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A British bulldog toy and other souvenirs at a souvenir store

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British pro-brexit Members of the European Parliament leave the EU Parliament for the last time

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Jonathan Bullock waves the Union Jack as he leaves the European Parliament

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Officials at Schiphol airport have previously warned that people arriving form the UK could expect delays after leaving the EU.

Analysis by the Dutch government estimated it could take between an extra 50 minutes to an hour for passengers on busy flights to get through the system due to additional document checks.

However, it is unlikely that current delays have been caused by Brexit as the UK is currently in a transition period with the EU during which travel arrangements will not change until January 2021.

Frances Coppola, a finance journalist for Forbes and the Financial Times, said airports such as Schiphol appeared to have “jumped the gun” by directing British passport holders to non-EU gates but noted that the change would be implemented across all EU countries from next year.

“I’m afraid it is exactly what you voted for. You were told by Remainers that this would be the consequence, but you dismissed their warnings as #ProjectFear,” she wrote in response to the tweet.

Conrad Duncan The Independent

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