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by altohb
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1615
Views: 109714

Re: The Will of the People

Sir Kim Darroch has just resigned as ambassador to the US. The real scandal here is that a good public servant has been abandoned- this is not putting the country’s interests first - it’s all about self interest. Somebody leaked the ambassador’s emails for a reason. Possibilities: Russians to drive...
by altohb
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1615
Views: 109714

Re: The Will of the People

To be fair Scooby many musicians have expressed concern about whether they will be able to do concerts in the EU in the same way after Brexit. Nobody knows until everything is wrapped up but the concern is genuine even if in the end it turns out to be ill founded. I can't for one minute imagine tha...
by altohb
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Driving Licence
Replies: 182
Views: 33748

Re: Greek Driving Licence

Interesting to know just why people didn't get residence permits initially. Of the people we know here, many didn't - largely on the say so of the estate agent that many of us used - don't need one! My husband was asked for one when he bought our first car, and I got one straight away as well, worki...
by altohb
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1615
Views: 109714

Re: The Will of the People

I simply tried to demonstrate the history behind why it was adopted, i.e. nothing to do with federalism, the claimed reason the Brexit party turned their back on it. I can't do anything to help Farage and his followers cure their paranoia but I can at least point it out. Warwick Quite right, Warwic...
by altohb
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1615
Views: 109714

Re: The Will of the People

Guy wrote In summary, a weak £ due in part to uncertainties about Brexit means more of British companies will be owned by foreign companies. Some of those buyers of British companies will move the businesses overseas. That’s the price you pay for leaving the World’s largest free trade market. And t...
by altohb
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Wanted, Second hand car
Replies: 9
Views: 743

Re: Wanted, Second hand car

mountain man wrote:Thanks Kilkis, Altohb & Tim for your recommendations, I'll look into both of these :D


No problem. Hope you manage to find something suitable.
by altohb
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1615
Views: 109714

Re: The Will of the People

Phil is correct, there is not going to be any time to put a halt to this situation. I fear we are going to crash out without a deal just for the Conservative Party to save itself! Boris will probably get elected as PM, as the Conservative Members believe he is the only person that can ‘save’ the Pa...
by altohb
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Wanted, Second hand car
Replies: 9
Views: 743

Re: Wanted, Second hand car

I endorse what Tim has said - Vassilis Tsikrikonakis is good to deal with. His office is on the corner opposite the National Bank, and his "lot" is just down that side street. I bought a car from him last year and the process was very easy. We have also sold a car to him - again, straightf...
by altohb
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1615
Views: 109714

Re: The Will of the People

The role of Parliament is to hold the executive (ie the government of the day) to account. The Speaker is key in making sure this happens and, whatever we think of John Bercow for other reasons, he is upholding the power of Parliament, as is correct. The last time the executive (the King) attempted ...
by altohb
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1615
Views: 109714

Re: The Will of the People

You make a fair point scooby , but to be honest being in or out of the EU is a bit more important than what car you drive , what sofa you have or amazingly what chocolates you like .... Today of all days, as we are commemorating the 75th anniversary of D Day, the fact that there has been peace in E...
by altohb
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1615
Views: 109714

Re: The Will of the People

Yes, it was, indeed, a good piece, and echoes what my brother, who lives and works in the North West of England, has picked up about pro Brexit sentiment. Sadly, however, as Jeff says, many of those who have supported the idea of Brexit as a means to get back at the government will be those who will...
by altohb
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1615
Views: 109714

Re: The Will of the People

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 news for a while! Probably better for your blood pressure and your sanity, Maud - I'm taking the sa...
by altohb
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1615
Views: 109714

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 altohb
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1615
Views: 109714

Re: The Will of the People

It beggars belief, too, that those of us who were wise enough to have moved here many years ago with what we thought was a sufficient "nest egg" could have anticipated either the financial crisis, (which hit both savings and income very hard indeed), or the current mess. As Carol says - Br...
by altohb
Wed May 22, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Still on the Road Topic....
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Re: Still on the Road Topic....

.....and of even less interest to those in the west, the stretch bypassing Hamezi on the Sitia/Ag Nik route is finally open. It has only taken about 10 years! Cuts the journey time by around 5 minutes, so not dramatic in that sense, but means avoiding around 30 hairpin bends - bliss. It was odd to s...

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