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by Kilkis
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 510
Views: 38179

Re: The Will of the People

I've just listened to a 2015 Radio 4 programme on Magna Carta by Paul Sinha, a GP who gave up the medical profession to become a stand-up comic and subsequently a quizzer on The Chase. Towards the end of the programme he discusses what he would have in a UK Bill of Rights. One clause he suggested wa...
by Kilkis
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Latest EHIC & Reciprocal Healthcare
Replies: 11
Views: 881

Re: Latest EHIC & Reciprocal Healthcare

To be fair it has done one useful thing, although I don't think many people recognise it. By shining the light of direct democracy onto the myth of representative democracy it has exposed it for what it is and, rather like a vampire exposed to sunlight, it has crumbled to dust. It might have been wi...
by Kilkis
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Appalling weather
Replies: 20
Views: 848

Re: Appalling weather

They closed the narrow stone bridge into Alikianos from the Omalos road last night. Apparently the amount of rain and water flowing down the river have undermined the foundations and it has become unstable. Unfortunately their method of closing it was just to put out some cones at each end so Greek ...
by Kilkis
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Driving Licence
Replies: 142
Views: 19239

Re: Greek Driving Licence

You have to hand it in when you get your Greek licence and the Greek licensing authority should return it to DVLA. If you go back to the UK you should be able to go through a licence exchange procedure similar to the one in Greece. My original UK driving licence had on it a Driver Number consisting ...
by Kilkis
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: International driving permits for UK drivers from 28 March 2019
Replies: 72
Views: 3509

Re: International driving permits for UK drivers from 28 March 2019

In the old days when easyCar actually rented out their own fleet of Mercedes A Class cars in the UK, rather than just being a price comparison site, I was always asked for proof of address. I used to use a statement from a UK bank and it was accepted when I explained that all my utility bills were i...
by Kilkis
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: International driving permits for UK drivers from 28 March 2019
Replies: 72
Views: 3509

Re: International driving permits for UK drivers from 28 March 2019

...You will be correct then I have lived and driven in Crete for 11 years and never been asked for my KTEO /Insurance or driving licence why bother. I have so it does happen. I am not saying "don't bother". When I went to the USA I hired a car, as I do when I go back to the UK. Strangely ...
by Kilkis
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: International driving permits for UK drivers from 28 March 2019
Replies: 72
Views: 3509

Re: International driving permits for UK drivers from 28 March 2019

From the RAC web site : Although an international driving permit is not a legal requirement in the US , it’s recommended having one because some insurance companies will want to see one if you have an accident. From the US Government web site : People who drive in the U.S. must have a valid driver's...
by Kilkis
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Appalling weather
Replies: 20
Views: 848

Re: Appalling weather

I deliberately didn't go out for the last couple of days. The worst thing at home has been the endless power cuts. I'm not complaining; I wouldn't want to be a DEI worker out there trying to sort them out but they do drive you up the wall. It has quietened down a bit now but it is still predicted to...
by Kilkis
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: International driving permits for UK drivers from 28 March 2019
Replies: 72
Views: 3509

Re: International driving permits for UK drivers from 28 March 2019

...And the UK seriously needs to get it's act together and not allow EU drivers not to have some sort of IPD. Why? In what way would the UK benefit from doing that? An IDP is used to translate your Driving licence into the language of the country that you are visiting. Since an EU format licence us...
by Kilkis
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: International driving permits for UK drivers from 28 March 2019
Replies: 72
Views: 3509

Re: International driving permits for UK drivers from 28 March 2019

...maybe someone could tell how easy it would be to get the Greek version how many hoops you would have to jump through fathers and mothers names and official stamps you would need Ect ??? According to the official UK Guidance , those of us with a non-UK EU licence, e.g. a Greek issued licence, do ...
by Kilkis
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Direct flight to Gatwick this morning.......
Replies: 22
Views: 1188

Re: Direct flight to Gatwick this morning.......

Just a one-off.

Warwick
by Kilkis
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: International driving permits for UK drivers from 28 March 2019
Replies: 72
Views: 3509

Re: International driving permits for UK drivers from 28 March 2019

I think , and I stress think , it means that if it is a paper licence the person submitting the application has to have the passport of the person the IDP is for. Say you still have English licences and Maggie was back in the UK on a visit but you were in Crete. She could go to a post office and app...
by Kilkis
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Direct flight to Gatwick this morning.......
Replies: 22
Views: 1188

Re: Direct flight to Gatwick this morning.......

...My original question was based on my recollection that in the not too distant past there were what I think were called "bucket shops" offering spare seats on charter flights to individuals to book... You are correct. At one time package holiday companies like Monarch, Thomson etc, only...
by Kilkis
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: International driving permits for UK drivers from 28 March 2019
Replies: 72
Views: 3509

Re: International driving permits for UK drivers from 28 March 2019

They seem to be changing the advice on a regular basis. The last time I read it the Post Office web site definitely said that you had to apply in person if it was an old paper licence. That advice has now vanished. Perhaps Chris Grayling has been writing the advice for them?

Warwick

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