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by Guy M
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Latest EHIC & Reciprocal Healthcare
Replies: 12
Views: 1181

Re: Latest EHIC & Reciprocal Healthcare

A reality check - you are right, it is all DIY. The U.K. government is overwhelmed - so much so that they have even given me a call asking for help (really). Greece - U.K. reciprocal health arrangements are very near the bottom of the queue. PS I said no - I have no desire to be anywhere near this s...
by Guy M
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: British in Greece letter to Greek Govt.
Replies: 13
Views: 1237

Re: British in Greece letter to Greek Govt.

Well, expecting nothing is a good idea - after all, that’s what this government consistently delivers. But you should NEVER give up.
by Guy M
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: British in Greece letter to Greek Govt.
Replies: 13
Views: 1237

Re: British in Greece letter to Greek Govt.

It’s surely a good thing to raise issues of concern like healthcare post Brexit - you may get ignored, but you will DEFINITELY get ignored if you say nothing.
by Guy M
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: International driving permits for UK drivers from 28 March 2019
Replies: 72
Views: 4032

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

Some people very much DO want this mess. If you’ve bet heavily against Sterling, March 29th and No Deal can’t come soon enough. I’d say you can categorise people as follows: A. Brexit is good for: - Currency traders - Rich anti EU ideologues (ERG members, industrialists, pub chain owners, inventors ...
by Guy M
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: International driving permits for UK drivers from 28 March 2019
Replies: 72
Views: 4032

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

You can't. You've got to go back to Brexit land and queue at a post office but not any, just main ones. They didn’t mention that in the small print during the Referendum. Also, they said negotiating trade deals would be easy (we’ve negotiated none so far) and that the EU would be desperate to carry...
by Guy M
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: International driving permits for UK drivers from 28 March 2019
Replies: 72
Views: 4032

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

Yes I agree the website showing post offices issuing IDPs seemed to have been updated today. It would have saved me a journey if I had seen it before I left! Just fired off a complaining email to the post office asking when and if more POs will be brought into the scheme, probably won’t do any good...
by Guy M
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: A serious Question
Replies: 24
Views: 1390

Re: A serious Question

PS The best preparation for a No Deal Brexit is to do what my wife and daughters have done - they got dual Irish British citizenship as soon as the Referendum results were announced. Nice if you qualify. Be assured they let me know how nice it is each time we pass through immigration - and that’s b...
by Guy M
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: A serious Question
Replies: 24
Views: 1390

Re: A serious Question

PS The best preparation for a No Deal Brexit is to do what my wife and daughters have done - they got dual Irish British citizenship as soon as the Referendum results were announced.
by Guy M
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: A serious Question
Replies: 24
Views: 1390

Re: A serious Question

Hi. I have no idea of costs now - as a,ways it’s worth shopping around, and it does depend on what the level of cover is and what exemptions and excesses there are. We only had Kenyan records (and I had a medical history as long as your arm) - not sure what would happen with U.K. records but honestl...
by Guy M
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: A serious Question
Replies: 24
Views: 1390

Re: A serious Question

We got private health insurance as a family with two young children (6 and 8 at the time) when we had a year homeschooling our children in Crete in 2013. Even with non-fancy cover, it was quite expensive - and as an over 50 years old person, I had to go through some funny medical checkups that were ...
by Guy M
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 545
Views: 40415

Re: The Will of the People

Well, Parliament has certainly tied itself in knots all the way through this process - from Cameron wanting a referendum to keep a section of his party quiet and then clearing off once the result was known, through Article 50 being approved too early by all sides, the succession of Brexit secretarie...
by Guy M
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 545
Views: 40415

Re: The Will of the People

There is no obligation, real or implied, that MPs should act in a way that reflects the views of their constituents. MPs have a duty to act in the best interest of the country first and foremost and secondly to act in the best interest of their constituents. What is in the best interest of their co...
by Guy M
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 545
Views: 40415

Re: The Will of the People

Just been reading through the latest posts here, don't think I have ever witnessed so much hysteria from adults. It must feel good to be back in the UK where there is no hysteria at all? Warwick Ha! The U.K. has full Brexit fever. I saw a friend of 40 years last week and he spoke without hesitation...
by Guy M
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 545
Views: 40415

Re: The Will of the People

An Airbus executive has exclusively revealed to Sky News that the company has been recruited by the UK government in a bid to stave off exiting from the European Union without a deal. Here are the complexities of Brexit laid bare. A large business with a complex international supply chain doesn’t w...
by Guy M
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: moving to crete after Brexit?
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Re: moving to crete after Brexit?

But we’ve ‘taken back control’ so it’s alright.

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