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by Tim
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: The Will of the (Greek) People
Replies: 8
Views: 616

Re: The Will of the (Greek) People

You'd have to say that Tsipras, who seemingly is always described as a 'left wing firebrand', ultimately proved to be neither of those things. I'm not surprised the electorate has dumped him.

Tim
by Tim
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: ... So ...
Replies: 12
Views: 907

Re: ... So ...

I don't use social media, John, but my guess is that the use of 'so', especially when answering a question, is something that is coached into public speakers and spokespersons. If you're asked a direct question that might tempt you to answer yes or no, beginning your answer with 'so' sets you up nic...
by Tim
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1549
Views: 106707

Re: The Will of the People

I'm sure Boris is aware of the above and I suspect his so-called plan is merely flim-flam for the media. His real plan (if elected) is to go straight for a no-deal exit and his big gamble is that when the inevitable no confidence motion is debated, the Tory MP's that have said they'll vote against t...
by Tim
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Welding
Replies: 0
Views: 167

Welding

Hi

Could anyone in the Sitia area point me towards a welder who could come to my house and make a couple of small electric welds on a metal staircase? George Vasilakis I know about, but he is swamped with work from the Dimos at the moment.

I'd be grateful if anyone could help.

Tim
by Tim
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Wanted, Second hand car
Replies: 9
Views: 710

Re: Wanted, Second hand car

You're welcome, mm. There is another car sales operation in Sitia - if you go down the road to the side of the municipal swimming pool, behind the hotels, (off the little dual-carriageway), there is a large motorbike shop on the right. They now also sell second-hand cars and have a selection in the ...
by Tim
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Wanted, Second hand car
Replies: 9
Views: 710

Re: Wanted, Second hand car

Hi mountain man I have bought two cars over the years from Vassilis Tsikrikonakis in Sitia and have always found him easy to deal with and honest. He speaks quite good English but now has his nephew Nikitas working for him who speaks perfect English. They source all their smaller cars now from Germa...
by Tim
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1549
Views: 106707

Re: The Will of the People

I agree with every word of your post altohb but, for me, it throws into sharp relief the main reason I voted to leave. Yes, parliament IS sovereign. And quite rightly. But the ever closer political union that membership of the EU represents risks ceding that sovereignty and I can't understand why re...
by Tim
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1549
Views: 106707

Re: The Will of the People

I wouldn't worry, Toebs. You have a pro-Remain Speaker who appears happy to abandon his neutrality whenever it suits him. It won't be allowed to happen.

Tim
by Tim
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1549
Views: 106707

Re: The Will of the People

Ideally we should hold a referendum every six months or so, just to make sure we're 'current'.

Tim
by Tim
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Stop Press!
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Re: Stop Press!

Regarding the new road, I think there is a safety issue that needs to be flagged up. I've no wish to teach my grandmother to suck eggs, however; if you head west from Sitia and for some reason decide to use the old road from Skopi, it is important that you rejoin the new road at the aforementioned C...
by Tim
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Stop Press!
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Re: Stop Press!

Mixos wrote:..Saw you in the paint shop, Tim, and the bridge support already has a lean on it !


Not a fan of Boris, Mixos, so I'm in the clear for this particular crime. Unless it's a cunning double bluff of course .....

Tim
by Tim
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Stop Press!
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Re: Stop Press!

It's at the bottom of the slip road from Chamezi down on to the new road, Jeff. It didn't take the local graffiti artists long to spoil our lovely new road. Probably the first of many unfortunately.

Tim
by Tim
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1549
Views: 106707

Re: The Will of the People

It's rather lazy thinking to automatically categorise the Brexit party as right wing because its leader is Farage. I would have thought the reason for its apparent popularity is that it draws its support mainly from those who voted to leave in the referendum - which was not a right wing/left wing de...
by Tim
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Stop Press!
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Stop Press!

Support for a no-deal Brexit hardens in the Sitia area as the former foreign secretary throws his hat in the ring for the forthcoming Greek elections!

Tim

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by Tim
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1549
Views: 106707

Re: The Will of the People

Why would anyone vote for a party that can only look as far as delivering Brexit? Do they not want to know what the party would do when it is in power? Nobody's asking anyone to vote for anybody as far as I know Maud. There are no elections on the horizon. If a GE is called sometime in the future I...

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