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by Guy M
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Places to visit in Apokoronas/ West Crete
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: Places to visit in Apokoronas/ West Crete

And there’s always Jani who drives a green van with a loudspeaker advertising fish most mornings down by the shore in Almerida and Kalyves. You can’t miss him - he’s quite large and often has a flower behind his ears.
by Guy M
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1279
Views: 88111

Re: The Will of the People

I’ve just been to an industry conference in Paris. Lots of speakers from all over Europe - France (of course), Germany, Netherlands, Romania, Greece, Norway, Poland Eric, including a couple of heads of EU Directorates (everyone wants to attend a conference in Paris that ends on a Friday lunchtime). ...
by Guy M
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1279
Views: 88111

Re: The Will of the People

by Guy M
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1279
Views: 88111

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 r...
by Guy M
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1279
Views: 88111

Re: The Will of the People

Rory Stewart? Younger in outlook than the others (so he won’t be PM) More conciliatory than the others (so he won’t be M) Less pro Brexit than the others (so he won’t be PM) Old Etonian (they have form of becoming PM) Has less old fashioned view. Didn’t do quite as much as he’d like us to believe. B...
by Guy M
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1279
Views: 88111

Re: The Will of the People

I’d be amazed if the Brexit Party doesn’t win Peterborough. Average wages below the East of England which is below the U.K. Main employers: an Amazon warehouse and fruit picking for wages so low that it’s Eastern Europeans that do the work. Town centre with closed M&S and Romanian and Pole- foc...
by Guy M
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1279
Views: 88111

Re: The Will of the People

If Peterborough is in such a state it isn’t the fault of Nigel Farage and the Brexit Party. Sounds like successive governments haven’t been doing their job? I don’t see what you are getting at to be honest. My point is that, in the main, the areas in which a majority voted Remain are richer than av...
by Guy M
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1279
Views: 88111

Re: The Will of the People

If you vote for a party led by a fascist it makes you a fascist. If you vote for a party led by a rascist it makes you a rascist. If you vote for a party with no manifesto you must be thick. Am I wrong? If you want to know why people vote for the Brexit Party, see my post above: Low, stagnant wages...
by Guy M
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1279
Views: 88111

Re: The Will of the People

I’d be amazed if the Brexit Party doesn’t win Peterborough. Average wages below the East of England which is below the U.K. Main employers: an Amazon warehouse and fruit picking for wages so low that it’s Eastern Europeans that do the work. Town centre with closed M&S and Romanian and Pole- focu...
by Guy M
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1279
Views: 88111

Re: The Will of the People

Like a few other members here I am horrified how my taxes are being wasted on this whole fiasco. - Not to mention the millions being spent over the next three days to safeguard a man who is a Boris and Farage admirer and is actively promoting them politically! Maybe I shall just not look at the UK ...
by Guy M
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1279
Views: 88111

Re: The Will of the People

Perhaps I am naive but if I were a voter, which I am not, before voting for Farage I would at least like some inkling as to his policies on healthcare, education, policing, defence etc etc. Obviously there are some people who would vote for him whatever those policies were, which I presume means th...
by Guy M
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1279
Views: 88111

Re: The Will of the People

I have no idea who will be in the final two. Gove is a very skilled operator and he’s had a good Brexit - got his department to make No Deal preparations, stayed loyal when a lot of the others are flaky - Johnson, Raab, McVey.Gove would have the best chance of keeping the party together and getting ...
by Guy M
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1279
Views: 88111

Re: The Will of the People

This thread is a microcosm of the U.K. on Brexit - pro Remain and pro Leave are so far apart from each other and there is no end in sight while Parliament is logjammed. . Worth bearing in mind that only 37% of people voted in the European elections - by implication, 63% of people have lost interest....
by Guy M
Wed May 22, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Day trip to Santorini
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: Day trip to Santorini

My wife did a yoga course in Santorini (you couldn’t make this up). She flew from Heraklion - over 2 hours as it was via Athens. On the way back she did the journey on the high speed ferry to Heraklion - well, not that high speed (about 2.5 hours) so it is quite a long day if you are nearer Chania.
by Guy M
Mon May 20, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Kalamatisi
Replies: 5
Views: 790

Re: Kalamatisi

Our house is in Kalamitsi Alexandrou. We have an absolutely brilliant general labourer. V good on the internet and sends us photos of agreed work he has done when we are not there. I’ll send you a PM.

Guy

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