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by Guy M
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 518
Views: 38827

Re: The Will of the People

I see Airbus are now threatening to leave the UK over Brexit. Only 14,000 jobs though, luckily. So all is fine. https://metro.co.uk/2019/01/24/airbus-quit-britain-calls-brexit-disgrace-8383692/?ito=article.mweb.share.top.facebook&fbclid=IwAR2UrTxyNcEUJ7GeMbHVaqCZn1ZUZn3XQiWgNSiGMXfvwI2-AIC8FeU1...
by Guy M
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Moonwatch
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: Moonwatch

So wish we were there - the clear air, lack of light pollution. We were in Rethymno for the eclipse in July - it was beautiful. Hope the weather is good.
by Guy M
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Latest Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1025

Re: Latest Advice

I’d be surprised if the U.K. embassy in Greece isn’t aware of Catch 22 situations like you describe; i’d be amazed if those in or close to power are aware, and absolute staggered if they were going to do anything about it. They’ve got other things on their minds right now. The U.K. reminds me of a m...
by Guy M
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Parking ticket Rethymno
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Re: Parking ticket Rethymno

A friend of mine parked on Minoos St late one evening shortly after they had resurfaced it a few years ago. When he got back he had a ticket and his plates confiscated because he had accidentally parked on a disabled bay. There were no road markings but when he looked carefully there was still the ...
by Guy M
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 518
Views: 38827

Re: The Will of the People

Not sure the EU does want Corbyn. As a Benn acolyte he has always been anti EU and he doesn’t want EU rules on state aid interfering with his dream of a socialist paradise with lots of renationalisation. Also, the centre Right is stronger in the European Parliament than the Left. The thing about fre...
by Guy M
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 518
Views: 38827

Re: The Will of the People

My guess for this week is: Parliament will reject the Withdrawal Agreement TMay, wanting to stay as pm, will ask for an extension to Article 50 The EU, not being vindictive or self-harming, will grant the extension The shouting will have a green light to continue on into the summer. One down, three...
by Guy M
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 518
Views: 38827

Re: The Will of the People

It will be an extension until mid summer - they’ll find a way. And the EU is not vindictive, whatever people may imagine. The U.K. chose to leave the EU and can hardly complain if the EU then follows its rules - I think they have been remarkably patient with the disorganised, uncouth rabble in Westm...
by Guy M
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 518
Views: 38827

Re: The Will of the People

My guess for this week is:

Parliament will reject the Withdrawal Agreement

TMay, wanting to stay as pm, will ask for an extension to Article 50

The EU, not being vindictive or self-harming, will grant the extension

The shouting will have a green light to continue on into the summer.
by Guy M
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 518
Views: 38827

Re: The Will of the People

I don’t think there should ever have been a referendum on such a complicated, emotive subject. Every debate I have seen since has involved people shouting at each other (actually or metaphorically) with limited understanding of the complexities of the issues - we never really rise above the ‘four le...
by Guy M
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 518
Views: 38827

Re: The Will of the People

They are moving all over Europe - Frankfurt, Paris, Dublin, Luxembourg and Amsterdam. Who can blame them? Businesses try to maximise value to shareholders - they’re not loyal to one country alone if it isn’t helping do that. They also move for other reasons - I know one financial institution that op...
by Guy M
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: Sky Express new flights Chania - Athens
Replies: 15
Views: 2757

Re: Sky Express new flights Chania - Athens

Yes, today’s flight was an ATR42. Still, it gave me a chance to tell my family, again, my twin prop anecdote: flying from Dar Es Salaam to Nairobi in a twin prop, I was seated next to the emergency exit. The air hostess said before we took off ‘I must give you the safety briefing. If the aircraft ne...
by Guy M
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: Sky Express new flights Chania - Athens
Replies: 15
Views: 2757

Re: Sky Express new flights Chania - Athens

Feedback in Sky Express. I’ve just flown Chania - Athens. Flying must haves: the plane must only land at an airport (not in the sea or on a mountainside. Sky Express did this fine. Flying good to haves: plane arrives on time, flight isn’t too bumpy, enough legroom, not expensive. Sky Express was on ...
by Guy M
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Eastern Crete
Replies: 36
Views: 3625

Re: Eastern Crete

Hi Our house is, predictably, in Apokoronos, but in the last 18 years we have been all over the island and finally, this summer, made it to the Far East - Kato Zakros, Xirokambos etc. You’ll get a good view on living around Sitia and beyond from others, but here’s a brief impression from the West. I...
by Guy M
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 518
Views: 38827

Re: The Will of the People

Yes they are saying things for their own ends - jockeying to succeed May (Hunt, Javid, Gove) or to replace the government (Corbyn, McDonald). It’s rather a moot point to say not implementing the referendum would destroy people’s faith in parliament and democracy - there can’t be many people who have...
by Guy M
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 518
Views: 38827

Re: The Will of the People

Well said, Warwick. The great majority of the focus is on Brexit. When other things are looked at, they are not handled very well.

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