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by bobscott
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Why Did Vote LEave Win?
Replies: 53
Views: 2127

Re: Why Did Vote LEave Win?

QUESTION: Why would they want to do that? What! Good to see you have a vice-like grasp of recent British political history. And you have the gall to accuse others of a lack of understanding. Priceless. Oh and Keltz, you're a scream you are. Keep em coming. I am bereft of ribs. Go on then; stop beha...
by bobscott
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Why Did Vote LEave Win?
Replies: 53
Views: 2127

Re: Why Did Vote LEave Win?

QUESTION: Why would they want to do that? How on earth would you know what the affect of this social engineering had on my local community. You know nothing about it. Your experience of it is nil. Yet, cocooned on an island 2000 miles away you claim to know everything. That's quite miraculous. You ...
by bobscott
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Withdrawal Agreement and Our Rights
Replies: 38
Views: 4127

Re: Withdrawal Agreement and Our Rights

A couple of very important bits in that lengthy statement: Under "Rights of workers and self-employed persons, and recognition of professional qualifications" "In essence, EU citizens and UK nationals meet these conditions if they are: workers or self-employed; or have sufficient reso...
by bobscott
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Why Did Vote LEave Win?
Replies: 53
Views: 2127

Re: Why Did Vote LEave Win?

If the majority of people wanted to stop Brexit they could have voted for the candidate most likely to beat the Tory in their own constituency then Johnson would not have won an 80 seat majority. He did, so the only conclusion is that the majority of people did not want to stop Brexit. They either ...
by bobscott
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Withdrawal Agreement and Our Rights
Replies: 38
Views: 4127

Re: Withdrawal Agreement and Our Rights

The phrase 'remain resident in Greece' could be important. At the moment, I will console myself with the fact that I am physically resident in Greece and have a permanent residency certificate which I expect to change at the end of this year for the new document. As Warwick has said elsewhere on thi...
by bobscott
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: IKA Renewal
Replies: 30
Views: 1601

Re: IKA Renewal

I don't think it is that important, Bob. I got my first IKA book because I was working in Greece and paying IKA contributions. My late wife got her book as my dependent as she was below UK pension age. When she got her UK State Pension I was still working and I can't remember rushing to get her S1 ...
by bobscott
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: IKA Renewal
Replies: 30
Views: 1601

Re: IKA Renewal

For most things I think just supplying your AMKA number should be enough. For example I have sometimes visited my Pathologos to get my regular prescription renewed and left my IKA book with the receptionist. Rather than wait I have then gone to see a specialist, who was giving me long term treatmen...
by bobscott
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Why Did Vote LEave Win?
Replies: 53
Views: 2127

Re: Why Did Vote LEave Win?

Interesting talk. As you say, the status quo is attractive to those at the top. As we saw from their desperate efforts to stop Brexit Andrew Who do you think are 'those at the top Andrew'? I don't think of myself as any where near the top! In fact, I do consider I am one of those who 'those at the ...
by bobscott
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Clearing out old papers
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: Clearing out old papers

Before we'd even moved in here a local Brit friend warned us to keep every official piece of paper that came our way - "You never know when some idiot bureaucrat might ask for it" Now we're clearing junk prior to moving and I've come across fat envelopes full of collections of retail rece...
by bobscott
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Mobile phone scam
Replies: 16
Views: 1065

Re: Mobile phone scam

Hi Bob, Shame the English - Greek guy has left the Souda Cosmote shop, but I just asked him and he says the 8 euros bundle can be deactivated. It is usually activated automatically when you buy a sim card or when you change from contract to pay as you go. They can deactvate the bundle at the shop, ...
by bobscott
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: IKA Renewal
Replies: 30
Views: 1601

Re: IKA Renewal

We use KEP in Kalyves also and it could be that if it is not your first time of requesting IKA renewal through them,... Having lived in Kalyves for 11+years (and 6+ close by) practically everyone knows us, if only by sight and I have a habit of speaking to just about everyone so..... That habit gai...
by bobscott
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Drivers License for US Citizens.
Replies: 8
Views: 1440

Re: Drivers License for US Citizens.

Roberts2019 wrote:Hi,

Once they issue your Greek Driver's License, do they take your USA drivers license from you like an exchange?


They certainly took our UK licences when we switched. Bob.
by bobscott
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: IKA Renewal
Replies: 30
Views: 1601

Re: IKA Renewal

We use KEP in Kalyves also and it could be that if it is not your first time of requesting IKA renewal through them, that because they already have our documents listed on their computer that they don’t need to see the originals again. For example, Andrew’s passport expires next year and one of the...
by bobscott
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Alternative thread
Replies: 11
Views: 514

Re: Withdrawal Agreement and Our Rights

Leavers could gather in Parliament square and celebrate while remainers could wear ear plugs and quietly weep into their postprandial raki? Warwick The idea of a peal of bells is appealing! Or did I mean appalling? Either way, I won't be staying up until 1am Greek time to either listen to the bells...
by bobscott
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Crete Documentary
Replies: 13
Views: 936

Re: Crete Documentary

Kilkis wrote:About as likely as airline staff stopping saying Haaarnia or Chaaarnia, with the "Ch" being pronounced as in "cheese".

Warwick


Yeah. Been there, heard that! Bob.

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