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by Guy M
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Why Did Vote LEave Win?
Replies: 53
Views: 2131

Re: Why Did Vote LEave Win?

I spend time in the U.K. and Crete and have experienced healthcare in both countries in the last year - bitten by a dog in Crete being the latest! Last year at the surgery in Cheltenham a young Polish couple were at the front of the queue struggling to understand how to get an appointment. The queue...
by Guy M
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Crete Documentary
Replies: 13
Views: 937

Re: Crete Documentary

Ithought this was mightily disappointing and wondered whether I felt this because I knew more about Crete than its (half-Greek) presenter. A much better tv programme on Crete is Simon Reeve’s BBC programme around Greece - he is really good at getting something of the real country - as he is of most ...
by Guy M
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Alternative thread
Replies: 11
Views: 514

Re: Withdrawal Agreement and Our Rights

It a close call, but on balance if I had to choose i’d go for Johnson; Corbyn is both dodgy and stupid, whereas Johnson is just dodgy. On the whole, Johnson i think is more likely to support British expats in Crete - I have no basis for this, but just a feeling. Terrible to be served by such bad lea...
by Guy M
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: East Med Gas Pipeline
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Re: East Med Gas Pipeline

This would have a much bigger impact (good or bad) on Crete than the East Med pipeline if it happens.

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2020/0 ... -of-crete/
by Guy M
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: East Med Gas Pipeline
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Re: East Med Gas Pipeline

Not exactly going in the right direction for the environment is it.! :cry: That kind of depends. Gas emits less CO2 than oil which emits less than coal. Gas is widely recognised as a transition fuel given the intermittency of renewable alternatives and the lack of battery technology to store energy...
by Guy M
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Alternative thread
Replies: 11
Views: 514

Alternative thread

The country had ample proof that Johnson is a serial liar with no moral compass. They voted him in to power with a massive majority so he can do exactly what he wants. Warwick To be fair, the alternative gave many people an incentive to vote for Johnson. ADMIN NOTE: This thread has been split from ...
by Guy M
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: East Med Gas Pipeline
Replies: 4
Views: 542

East Med Gas Pipeline

I guess I am not the only one sent this link today, with a comment that the East Med Gas Pipeline will lead to a rise in property prices on Crete. https://hellasjournal.com/2019/12/american-chambers-of-greece-cyprus-and-israel-hail-eastmed-act-signing-by-us-president/ Maybe, but there are a number o...
by Guy M
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat
Replies: 843
Views: 73586

Re: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat

Why are you all so concerned with UK Politics?. Especially now that the Conservative Party have such a large majority and will eventually get the UK out of the EU. Surly the concern should be in the Country that we live in, Greece. I, and am certain the majority of those expats that use this forum,...
by Guy M
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat
Replies: 843
Views: 73586

Re: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat

Wales voted to leave, just like England, so they probably don’t need to be dragged out, unlike Scotland. I haven’t got a clue what the Northern Irish think - does anybody?
by Guy M
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat
Replies: 843
Views: 73586

Re: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat

And therein lies the problem because what you are talking about is only England and Wales. N.I. has now elected a majority of anti-union MPs and Scotland anti-union votes has amounted to 80% of Scottish MPs in last nights democratic vote. Up to last night we have managed to ignore or marginalize th...
by Guy M
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat
Replies: 843
Views: 73586

Re: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat

The U.K. is out of the EU on 31 January next year I.e. in 7 weeks time. At least the International Driving Permit I got last March will still be valid. This election was just like ‘83 - Cons appealing to patriotism after the Falklands War, divided opposition, wildly radical Lab manifesto, old and do...
by Guy M
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat
Replies: 843
Views: 73586

Re: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat

Maud wrote:No disrespect to you and your snoring Guy, but surely the NHS has more important things to spend its money on than something that is neither a life threatening, nor a painful condition?


You are right of course, but good luck if you ever tell my wife that.
by Guy M
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Property purchase costs involved ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1206

Re: Property purchase costs involved ?

When we bought our house (20 years ago!) we also paid only one lump sum but we were given a breakdown by the estate agent and lawyer. I was clueless. We had to go to the notary in Chania to sign some statement and when we got there we were taken into what I thought was the reception where a woman be...
by Guy M
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat
Replies: 843
Views: 73586

Re: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat

There’s a lot of confusion over the NHS ‘privatisation’ claims. The NHS isn’t going to be sold off like BT or the water companies - no one in their right mind would buy it. So the ‘hands off our NHS’ claims are a not very accurate sound bite, typical of the low level of debate in this election. What...
by Guy M
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat
Replies: 843
Views: 73586

Re: I smelled a rat, and I found a rat

I’ve always roasted parsnips in olive oil. Maybe that’s where I’ve been going wrong. Greece: financial meltdown, disaffection with traditional parties, rise and fall of Syriza, return of New Democracy. Perhaps this cycle is happening in the U.K., and we are at the ‘disaffection with traditional part...

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