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by Kilkis
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat
Replies: 843
Views: 67143

Re: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat

Also, anybody whose income derives from the UK ought to be interested in what happens in the UK. My experience, when it comes to finance, is that people assume everything will be fine until one day it isn't. I've hit that day twice in my life, through no fault of my own, and I can assure you it isn'...
by Kilkis
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: 2020 car tax
Replies: 8
Views: 1068

Re: 2020 car tax

I think this extra verification procedure is Europe wide?

Warwick
by Kilkis
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat
Replies: 843
Views: 67143

Re: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat

I wasn't suggesting that people are well informed, Maud, simply that the information exists now that didn't exist at the time of the referendum. The argument that people didn't know what they were voting for in the referendum is an accurate statement because nobody knew then how Brexit would turn ou...
by Kilkis
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat
Replies: 843
Views: 67143

Re: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat

Scotland agreed grudgingly to unite with England because it had been virtually bankrupted by failed investments. England wanted Scotland united with England because it feared Scotland supporting the French in any war with England. Scotland wanted an independent Scottish Parliament at the time but th...
by Kilkis
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat
Replies: 843
Views: 67143

Re: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat

With reference to your previous post, Keltz, i.e. not the one immediately above this one, again I find myself agreeing with the general principle but not the practise. It is true people did not know how Brexit would end up when they voted back in 2016 but I don't think that was true in the general e...
by Kilkis
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat
Replies: 843
Views: 67143

Re: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat

A general election is totally different to a referendum. Referendums are usually single issues polls while general elections are largely tribal and in more recent times influenced by personality issues. There is no comparison... In principle I agree with you but in practise in this election I think...
by Kilkis
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat
Replies: 843
Views: 67143

Re: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat

...It will be interesting to see what Johnson does with his cabinet?... Warwick Well that thought was quickly answered. Apparently No 10 have announced that there will be no change to the cabinet. ... yet they continue to refuse a Peoples Vote on what Brexit actually means! I'm not sure that is tot...
by Kilkis
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat
Replies: 843
Views: 67143

Re: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat

...Jonathan Ashworth seems to speak a lot of good sense. :wink: Tim So presumably it won't be him then? It looks like the exit poll was reasonably accurate. Conservatives and SNP didn't get quite as many seats as predicted and Labour did a little bit better than predicted but the overall result was...
by Kilkis
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat
Replies: 843
Views: 67143

Re: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat

The Ipsos Mori exit poll is predicting a landslide victory for the Tories with 368 seats, an 86 seat majority. It may not be 100 % accurate but I can't see it being so wrong that Johnson won't have a big overall majority. Exit polls are generally much more accurate than polls held before voting. Joh...
by Kilkis
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: UK TV,LIVE & CATCHUP
Replies: 19
Views: 5474

Re: UK TV,LIVE & CATCHUP

Expat Vision and Savvy Tech are both still working. For a full service the former is €33 and the latter is €25 both per month. They work pretty much the same with small technical detailed differences, e.g Savvy Tech has 4 weeks catchup compared to one week on Expat Vision but Expat Vision has catchu...
by Kilkis
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat
Replies: 843
Views: 67143

Re: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat

I agree with many of the things you say, Keltz, but I tend to disagree with the conclusions you draw from them. I don't think it makes any difference to the issues you raise what the voting system is. There are many different voting systems around the world but it makes little difference to the outc...
by Kilkis
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat
Replies: 843
Views: 67143

Re: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat

Yes. You are correct. You can stay up and crack open another bottle of wine.

Warwick
by Kilkis
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat
Replies: 843
Views: 67143

Re: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat

Tactical voting is not a "voting system", Keltz, it is simply an inevitable reality of a first past the post voting system. If there was a proportional representation voting system then people could vote for whatever party they agreed with most in the knowledge that the party they voted fo...
by Kilkis
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat
Replies: 843
Views: 67143

Re: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat

The idea of a "hung parliament" does have some attractions. I imagine all 650 of them hung from gallows mounted round the walls of the Tower of London as a warning to the populace to never consider going into parliament. Tom Newton Dunn, political editor at the Sun, made an interesting com...

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