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    Anyone been locked up abroad? I expect not, on such a haven of respectability as this forum. For my sins, I've had a night in a Bangkok cell, and also in Brussels, in the past.

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    I once got ordered out of the car at a Spanish checkpoint and didn't have any identification with me. Mrs Noel gave me the good advice when the policeman asked to get: "try to look really stupid". Thankfully, that's something I managed with aplomb, so avoided being taken down the station as a suspected ETA terrorist. In my defence, I was quite obviously on a climbing holiday and was very obviously a naive Englishman unaware of the quaint tradition of always carrying identification in Spain.
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    I once got ordered out of the car at a Spanish checkpoint and didn't have any identification with me. Mrs Noel gave me the good advice when the policeman asked to get: "try to look really stupid". Thankfully, that's something I managed with aplomb, so avoided being taken down the station as a suspected ETA terrorist. In my defence, I was quite obviously on a climbing holiday and was very obviously a naive Englishman unaware of the quaint tradition of always carrying identification in Spain.
    I have only been breathalysed once in my life and it was in France in August at the last Autoroute peage just before the channel ports. As everyone knows 99% of cars on that road then are British holiday makers returning home - so it seemed a really strange location for the Gendarmerie to choose to reduce drunk driving in France.
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    Aye. That's the frogs for you GB

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    That will all change after Brexit.
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    Narr. They don't like us although some of ours keep trying.
    Good riddance to them.

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    And now some input on the case from Q or M (I never really pay attention to James Bond films). Presumably this contain lots of secret codes for active operatives to blow things up while pirouetting into waiting sportscars.
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