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by bobscott
Fri May 15, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Coronavirus, what happens next
Replies: 202
Views: 18532

Re: Coronavirus, what happens next

Having said that I think the main problem in the UK was slow political decision making. Warwick Now there I would agree with you. Civil Servants MUST abide by the rules and procedures. If they go outside that, they are breaking the law and the moaners and groaners about the Civil Service would be b...
by bobscott
Fri May 15, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Coronavirus, what happens next
Replies: 202
Views: 18532

Re: Coronavirus, what happens next

Having said that I think the main problem in the UK was slow political decision making. Warwick Now there I would agree with you. Civil Servants MUST abide by the rules and procedures. If they go outside that, they are breaking the law and the moaners and groaners about the Civil Service would be b...
by bobscott
Fri May 15, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Coronavirus, what happens next
Replies: 202
Views: 18532

Re: Coronavirus, what happens next

I think it is generally true to say that most governments, and the Civil Service are pretty useless in a crisis. Anything other than the status quo throws then into a complete panic. In the case of politicians, this is mostly because they are obsessed with popularity and public opinion rather than ...
by bobscott
Thu May 14, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Britons urged to travel to Greece this summer
Replies: 133
Views: 10963

Re: Britons urged to travel to Greece this summer

Kilkis wrote:
PS After posting the above I found this article on ekathimerini that talks about 515 privately or municipally run beach clubs being able to open to the public as of Saturday. I think these are closed beach areas.


Thanks Warwick. It remains to be seen if/when/how locals here respond! Bob.
by bobscott
Thu May 14, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Coronavirus, what happens next
Replies: 202
Views: 18532

Re: Coronavirus, what happens next

Guy M wrote:
What’s been proved beyond doubt in the last few weeks is that, when schools finally do go back, more time should be spent teaching children about how numbers and charts work, so the next generation is not as ill-informed on what goes on around them as the current one.


Like it! Bob. :)
by bobscott
Thu May 14, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Britons urged to travel to Greece this summer
Replies: 133
Views: 10963

Re: Britons urged to travel to Greece this summer

http://apokoronasourhome.com/AOH/Daily_Bulletin.html The link has some astonishing stuff in it for today's bulletin (Click on Daily bulletin on the top line and scroll down to Latest). It will be absolutely fascinating to see how the various taverna owners and bar owners in Almyrida cope with the r...
by bobscott
Tue May 12, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Coronavirus, what happens next
Replies: 202
Views: 18532

Re: Coronavirus, what happens next

I would have thought that after all the fuss about "controlling our borders" during the Brexit debate the government would understand that either you control all methods of entry or you may as well control none of them. If only airports are controlled, if someone from abroad wanted to ent...
by bobscott
Tue May 12, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Coronavirus, what happens next
Replies: 202
Views: 18532

Re: Coronavirus, what happens next

At first glance it makes sense but can you imagine a UK family of 4 people booking and paying for a holiday in Greece when it could be cancelled at the last minute if any family member tests positive? I don't think that this would be covered by holiday insurance and certainly wouldn't be refunded b...
by bobscott
Mon May 11, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Kalyves Post Office
Replies: 54
Views: 5470

Re: Kalyves Post Office

For the record, the last three deliveries have included UK-originated post to Kokkino Horio. Question to Royal Mail has so far elicited nothing, after 8 days. Bob
by bobscott
Mon May 11, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Coronavirus, what happens next
Replies: 202
Views: 18532

Re: Coronavirus, what happens next

Kilkis wrote:He is totally unable to say the obvious.

Warwick

Absolutely. And also not answer the question - not a situation unique to the PM but .................. You get what you vote for!

Bob.
by bobscott
Sun May 10, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Coronavirus, what happens next
Replies: 202
Views: 18532

Re: Coronavirus, what happens next

I'm not sure how quickly private tests can be processed, Bob, I only know that people have had test done in that way when they couldn't get them done by the NHS. That was nothing to do with travel. They had symptoms that might or might not be due to COVID-19. They didn't want to self isolate for 14...
by bobscott
Sun May 10, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Coronavirus, what happens next
Replies: 202
Views: 18532

Re: Coronavirus, what happens next

It is possible to get tests done privately in the UK. Your doctor can obtain a kit from Germany, take the swab and send it to a German laboratory. The results are then sent back to your doctor. The doctor should be able to issue the necessary certificate, possibly with the original/copy test result...
by bobscott
Sat May 09, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Theft of wood! Hidden CCTV cameras in our olive trees?
Replies: 46
Views: 4113

Re: Theft of wood! Hidden CCTV cameras in our olive trees?

'We've been out to day to look at the rest of our trees and found two totally destroyed !! Cut right down to the stumps with very little chance of recovery !!!'

You obviously know little about olive trees!

Bob.
by bobscott
Sat May 09, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: New case of CoronaVirus in Crete!
Replies: 9
Views: 1274

Re: New case of CoronaVirus in Crete!

This from the Guardian, 7 March LAST YEAR. 'British adults’ life expectancy has been cut by six months in the biggest reduction in official longevity forecasts. The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, which calculates life expectancy on behalf of the UK pension industry, declined to speculate on why...
by bobscott
Sat May 09, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: UK N.I. NO's
Replies: 9
Views: 740

Re: UK N.I. NO's

More likely that Greece is gradually catching up with the existing rules. Bob.

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