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by Guy M
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!
Replies: 267
Views: 21909

Re: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!

I havent seen any home testing kits on the nhs available to anyone other than key workers or if you have symptoms. Is there a link? If you follow this link, you come to a page where it asks if you have symptoms. If you click “no” you still carry on to set up a test. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/co...
by Guy M
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!
Replies: 267
Views: 21909

Re: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!

Seriously Guy I admire very much the morality behind your and Maud's thinking – the concern that you might unwittingly take the virus into Greece, and sadly I think that is quite rare. Most tourists are going to be concerned about their own interests only. Do your think Johnson Pere gave a second’s...
by Guy M
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!
Replies: 267
Views: 21909

Re: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!

Not sure Richard Thaler and other behavioural economists would see it in quite the same way as the classical economic model you describe.
by Guy M
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!
Replies: 267
Views: 21909

Re: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!

The only I way I can think around this is to follow what Greece mooted what seems like years ago but was probably actually in mid May: get tested shortly before the date of flying to Crete, then only fly if the test is negative. It’s a fair bet I am the only one on here who has worked with Stanley J...
by Guy M
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!
Replies: 267
Views: 21909

Re: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!

It’s not necessarily a trade off between morality and economics. If I bring the virus I might cause much more damage to the economy than if I don’t visit Crete at all. The only way I can see to resolve this is to get tested just before flying (as originally mooted by the Greek government). Even temp...
by Guy M
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!
Replies: 267
Views: 21909

Re: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!

A serious question re this. Should people from the U.K. be trying to get to Crete? If I arrive as planned in July and am tested positive at the airport, what happens then? I can’t go out for 14 days - should I expect people to shop for me while I stay indoors just because I want to go to my second h...
by Guy M
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!
Replies: 267
Views: 21909

Re: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!

Two different points. 1. The arguments all over the World about whether a country has had a “good” or “bad” pandemic. It’s a bit distasteful to say a country has “done well” when people have died, but there is only one clear way of determining whether a country has done badly: excess deaths over the...
by Guy M
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Temporary WiFi link
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Temporary WiFi link

Thanks.

We were thinking of using one of these one off bundles for the 5 weeks we plan to be in Crete.

https://www.cable.co.uk/mobiles/unlimit ... nly-deals/
by Guy M
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Temporary WiFi link
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Temporary WiFi link

I should say, this is the WIND alternative.

https://www.wind.gr/en/for-individual/f ... /?accept=1
by Guy M
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Temporary WiFi link
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Temporary WiFi link

In the wildly optimistic hope that we will be able to come to Crete this summer, we are looking at getting a temporary WiFi set up in our house. My wife is a yoga teacher in the U.K. and during the pandemic she has run courses online. She wants to carry this on when (if) we are in Crete, hence the n...
by Guy M
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Impact of uncertainty on value and volatility of £
Replies: 1
Views: 329

Impact of uncertainty on value and volatility of £

Anyone with income in £sterling and expenditure in € may be interested in this Financial Tines article from today.

https://www.ft.com/content/4fd04fd9-720 ... 466f226159
by Guy M
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Let's alter history
Replies: 39
Views: 2240

Re: Let's alter history

I just love the way Guy that you support Mixos in terms of the validity of this topic on LIC and then go on to promote literature about the subject! To repeat yet again sentiments expressed by others on this forum; we live in Crete but many of us have close family ties with GB so of course the subj...
by Guy M
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Let's alter history
Replies: 39
Views: 2240

Re: Let's alter history

Why is this thread even on here? It has nothing to do with Living in Crete. There are plenty of "echo chambers" on social media where people can express their opinions to their hearts' content. Carol has ticked us off in the past for straying off message. I'm not saying the topic isn't im...
by Guy M
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Let's alter history
Replies: 39
Views: 2240

Re: Let's alter history

Having an argument about whether Spain and Portugal were worse than Britain in the slave trade is a bit like having an argument about whether Britain or Italy has had a worse response (and hence worse death rates) to the virus. They’re both bad.
by Guy M
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Damned if you do - damned if you don't
Replies: 9
Views: 802

Re: Damned if you do - damned if you don't

I think the triple lock is likely to go this year - like you say, it unnecessarily ties the government’s hands and there’ll never be a better time to be able to justify getting rid of it. I don’t think any government can be blamed for breaking promises made before last year’s general election given ...

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