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by ScotinCrete
Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:26 am
Forum: Chatter
Replies: 17
Views: 2049


The Telegraph is far from a traditional supporter of leftist governments and I think the article was very much anti European rather than pro Syriza. Dara O'Brien said that politicians no longer answer questions about what they will do, they say what they wont do. The "economic hit man" was...
by ScotinCrete
Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:05 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Income Tax Payment
Replies: 24
Views: 3314

Re: Income Tax Payment

In the UK the tax year ends on the 4th April and - vauge memories tell me - payment must be made by December of the same year. So 8months gap seems normal. This ignores the question of why the #$#%# the tax year ends in April in the UK!! Having said that m0st income tax is taken at source via PAYE -...
by ScotinCrete
Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Tax Confusion
Replies: 9
Views: 1665

Re: Tax Confusion

More details from others but Electric and Water will be as you say billed direct "Council Tax" will be paid via you Electric bill Property Tax will be via ENFIA - personally our accountant gets the assesment and we then pay via the bank. If your not going to be resident then payment via di...
by ScotinCrete
Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:18 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: PLAN B
Replies: 16
Views: 2950


I admit to always having been risk averse myself so Grexit does worry me. But I agree that the current austerity measures are, at best, unlikely to turn around the Greek economy. But Plan B seems to have been an enabler of moving to a new/old currency and then ???? As for Varoufakis, I do not doubt ...
by ScotinCrete
Sun Jul 19, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Sky HD Box
Replies: 2
Views: 633

Sky HD Box

I have to keep 'rebooting' - i.e. turn it off and on again - my Sky box to get most channels. For example - I get a no signal being received on Sky News HD but checking the signal and quality it should be fine! I had this problem since moving to our new house and replaced my box so It's only a few m...
by ScotinCrete
Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: After The End Game
Replies: 19
Views: 3451

Re: After The End Game

Does anyone think that Greece will make the deep structural reforms needed. Smile sweetly and prepare a Plan B for 2 or 3 years time with an economy which has some chance of survival so that a 'Velvet Grexit' with continued EU membership [and funds] could be a Greek rather than a German option? Gree...
by ScotinCrete
Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Garden Shed
Replies: 8
Views: 1619

Re: Garden Shed

Premier Fencing on the East of the island will deliver and install. Good quality.
Alternatively ask at the wood yard in Kalyves - behind Inka - he did say to me he would construct a shed for less than Premier's price. Be advised though his english is non-existent.
by ScotinCrete
Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Not The Best Timing
Replies: 35
Views: 8935

Re: Not The Best Timing

Yes, we are living in interesting times just now :? Very sensible to wait for awhile before deciding anything but keep in mind that the situation in Crete is different from Athens and the situation in the villages in Crete is different from in the cities. In any ways if I ignored the news/internet I...
by ScotinCrete
Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Greek newspapers
Replies: 7
Views: 1448

Re: Greek newspapers

Our Greek teacher is a KKE member and gave us some links to newspapers "telling the truth" as she said :) We agreed some time ago that I am too old to have ideals anymore and she is too young to be pragmatic so we talk about food, drink and music instead :D No different here than any other...
by ScotinCrete
Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: There's going to be another fudge tomorrow
Replies: 118
Views: 14176

Re: There's going to be another fudge tomorrow

I am willing to support a Oxi vote in the referendum if there was any sign of a plan from the current government that they had and were capable of implementing a Plan B when we left the Euro. To pretend that a No vote means anything else then exit is optimistic at the least. I admire the idealism bu...
by ScotinCrete
Sun May 31, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Moving to Crete,Advise needed
Replies: 6
Views: 1380

Re: Moving to Crete,Advise needed

Assume you have been here on holiday etc for awhile? Having said that we came here 3 times before deciding it was the place for us. Depends on your personality and situation but I would suggest renting in an ex pat area first and using it as a base to explore. I would also suggest trying to learn Gr...
by ScotinCrete
Mon May 25, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Small safe in Kalives?
Replies: 3
Views: 933

Re: Small safe in Kalives?

I was in there today and Maria [Zimblinakis] does have safes on the shelf.
by ScotinCrete
Sun May 10, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Plus ca change
Replies: 13
Views: 2083

Plus ca change

Sad but mainly true. ... -the-same/

When was the last time a European government was elected and made a real difference?
by ScotinCrete
Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: profit from loans to greece
Replies: 17
Views: 2893

Re: profit from loans to greece

It all went wrong when economics started believing that it was a 'real' science. The attendant modelling all started with the basis of perfect knowledge, rational consumer, ceterus paribus etc . Fine but the end results were then portrayed as what 'will' happen rather then what 'might' happen! By my...
by ScotinCrete
Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Gamesmanship
Replies: 38
Views: 5915

Re: Gamesmanship

Is there such a thing as unbiased? You can read widely but even then if each article sets outs 'the facts' such factual reporting does not give the 'why' or the 'so what' so we all have to interpret those. Basically the BBC is as unbiased as you are going to get in the real world - so it's probably ...

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