Do we really care about the UK benefits system and bedroom tax? How many of us living in Greece does it affect?
Clio wrote:Do we really care about the UK benefits system and bedroom tax? How many of us living in Greece does it affect?
Thanks Carol and hear hear hear. I don't mean to be rude to fellow posters, and of course I’m free to ignore the many Anglocentric threads here, but I find it depressing that people for whom this is their adopted country, who are living surrounded by hardship and distress, can find nothing better to talk about than whether Margaret Thatcher made the trains run on time.
Even before this latest tax outrage, how can we not want to express fellow feeling for decent people who are being crushed by the impossibility of making ends meet under the austerity measures? Not sympathise with the destruction of dreams, the waste of potential, among the coming generation?
This is happening right now not just in faraway Athens but in Crete. These people are our friends and neighbours, and it would have been nice, these past weeks, to read the odd message of solidarity to offset the comfortable insularity of the debate here.
I agree up to there, but even so, only up to a point as, personally, I don't pay UK tax.Topdriller wrote:Since most ex-pat folk living here depend on a pension and / or savings the increase in the State pension and the tax threshold might well be of interest...
Since most ex-pat folk living here depend on a pension and / or savings the increase in the State pension and the tax threshold might well be of interest
I see no point in cluttering acres of forum real estate with stuff like the so called bedroom tax which isn't likely to affect anyone here, nor even anyone planning a return to the UK.
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