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started by: emkay-983983 · last update: 1456233090 · posted: 1455714730

I'm not getting involved with the politics but if we leave the EU the lives of all ex-pats living in the EU will almost certainly become much more difficult and expensive, through increased health costs and the termination of reciprocal benefit agreements, together with house prices falling as Brittany becomes a less attractive place for Brits to move to.  My understanding is that nearly all UK passport holders with the exception of those who have lived outside the UK for more than 15 years are still eligible to vote, there's plenty of advice on how to do so online.  With opinions so finally balanced your vote will make a difference.

started by: Lesley Scott-431787 · last update: 1456132702 · posted: 1455966730

What do we have to do if we want to vote in the referendum planned on the in/out of the EU ?

started by: Shazzhay-792762 · last update: 1456038414 · posted: 1456038414

Hi, just wondered if any of you know or have a property for rent in Lincolnshire. We are in the process of selling our property here in France, completion date is around the 5th May. Then we are staying in France to see out the school year and after that, we are planning to move back to the UK.  Ideally, we need to rent somewhere for about 3 - 6 months, (it could even be in a caravan) with a view to buying in and around Lincolnshire.  I know it is a long shot asking on Anglo Info, but I thought I would try. Thank you :)

started by: LeParigot · last update: 1455650571 · posted: 1455645688

Look at this video. The police is arresting a very dangerous person !   http://actu.orange.fr/video/societe/abattage-d-arbres-et-arrestation-musclee-a-poitiers-magic_CNT000000jUjNE.html?rPage=4#

started by: oakley-419073 · last update: 1455277245 · posted: 1452287121

Hello, As we are here most of the time am not familier with lots of new legislations in the UK.There  seems so many of them!!!  Anyway, at our holiday home in the UK the neighbours leylandii edge is now so tall all my shrubs and plants have died on my side.  It has grown like a huge umberella and, what was once a pretty garden is not any more.  The neighbours were very angry when I tried to chop off one of these huge overhanging pieces.  I wrote to the council to ask how high a leylandii hege could be and they were very unhelpful and said I would have to pay them £350 to ask them a question and they MIGHT investigate it. What do those council people do to earn their money?  Are they there just to extract as much as they can from the public?  I feel really upset with them as they also want to sell of the Public Hall which is still used a lot.  They have sold off everything else so it's awful for people with children. There is nothing for them to do without it costing a fortune.  I have just had a reply to say that cventral government said they can charge up to £700.00 for enquiries like mine and that they (as a council)    are very reasonable!!!!

started by: drumshade · last update: 1455202668 · posted: 1455185752

https://deltakyklos.wordpress.com/2016/02/08/calais-situation-video-transcript/

started by: burmesecat · last update: 1454541923 · posted: 1454408810

I don't know if anyone else has posted about this petition, but if you feel we should have the right to have a vote in the UK beyond the current 15 years, and a right to vote in any referendum on a Brexit, then you may wish to sign it.  Implement Votes for Life Legislation before the EU Referendum - Petitions https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/111271   David Cameron promised expats that the law would be changed, a promise he has yet to keep and no doubt will only keep if it suits him. Burmesecat

started by: noblesse-404553 · last update: 1454443455 · posted: 1454431726

There's a petition you can sign on the official Parliamentary petition website to get them to debate implementing 'Votes for Life', which oddly enough, was in the Conservative Party's 2015 election manifesto! Here's the link https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/111271 When you finish 'signing' by clicking the link in the email they send you, there's a link at the bottom to register.  

started by: noblesse-404553 · last update: 1454424968 · posted: 1454240138

According to this http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/eu-referendum-embassies-around-europe-enlist-britains-expatriate-community-to-vote-a6842661.html Brits living outside of the United Kingdom CAN vote in the referendum, so PLEASE DO!

started by: apples-426462 · last update: 1454153845 · posted: 1453500695

Is it just me ,or do  other people agree that letting young children  ( especially boys ) have piercings and haircuts with wild designs cut into them just too much . Why do they have to allow it and what do they think it enhances for the youngsters ,I think its so sad to not let the children have a childhood without the pressures of having to look like a miniature  adult before there time . No doubt there will be many who disagree with me ,but hey ho

started by: woody-383477 · last update: 1453375363 · posted: 1453368318

Having applied for this a few weeks back, we have received a letter asking (I think) for a translated copy of our E121's.  As anyone else received this as well?

started by: lollie-420317 · last update: 1453206344 · posted: 1243105090

Can anyone tell me what happened to the thread that ''shunty'' started regarding the house price crash and exchange rate plummet. I have looked on the search tool but it comes up with ''too many results foud please refine your search''. So shunty if you are out there Im curious as to what you think of the current exchange rate which seems to be much improved and house prices seem to have leveled out with a 40% rise in sales across the uk last month?

started by: rentagoat · last update: 1453158852 · posted: 1450467856

E.U and THE PRIME MINISTER. Please sir can i have some more ha ha no. Its sad day.

started by: chris22-401384 · last update: 1452796260 · posted: 1448310421

There is an interesting thread in the "Non-local," discussions concerning the pension changes affecting women born in the 1950's. A group has been formed to campaign on behalf of women to whom the changes apply. The quickest route to the post is by entering the word WASPI into the Forum Search box. WASPI stands for Women Against State Pension Increase.

started by: itinerant child-414831 · last update: 1451211245 · posted: 1450745057

Here is a silly seasonal one to make you giggle or groan by your brittany fireside this christmas- A turkey and a sprout walk into a bar and the bartender says " sorry,we dont serve food" !! Luvnstuff Jamie xx

started by: valetlu · last update: 1451176730 · posted: 1448491080

 If anyone is involved in campaigning against the gross injustice of the new 'law' excluding France from the winter fuel payment, I would like to be included.   Please be kind enough to email me with any details.  Kind regards.

started by: Cloudgreyandblue · last update: 1451062730 · posted: 1450979704

what do people think about us not receiving our fuel allowance??

started by: justchillin · last update: 1450306328 · posted: 1450176200

has anyone been though the border recently? have been told that there is never anyone there. we have a dog, and she is just under for the 21 days for the rabies. Any info would be most welcome.Thanks in advance

started by: Kerroux · last update: 1450048223 · posted: 1449917019

PLEASE PASS THIS AROUND, UNTIL EVERY ONE HAS HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO READ IT... THIS IS SURELY SOMETHING WE ALL NEED TO THINK ABOUT!!!! THE ONLY THING WRONG WITH THE GOVERNMENT'S CALCULATION OF AVAILABLE PENSION IS THAT THEY FORGOT TO FIGURE IN ALL THE PEOPLE WHO DIED BEFORE THEY EVER COLLECTED OLD AGE PENSION. WHERE DID ALL THAT MONEY GO? Remember, not only did you and I contribute to our Pension, our employer did, too. It totalled 15% of your income before taxes. If you averaged only £15 000 over your working life, that's close to £220,500. Read that again. Did you see anywhere that the Government paid in one single penny? We are talking about the money you and your employer put in a Government bank to ensure that you and I would have a retirement pension from the money we put in, it was not money that the Government had any right to spend elsewhere. Now they've started to call the money we paid in an 'entitlement' when we reach the age to take it back. If you calculate the future invested value of £2500 per year (yours & your employer's contribution) at a simple 5% interest (that's less than what the govt. pays on the money that it borrows from overseas), after 49 years of working you'd have £892,919.98. If you took out only 3% per year, you'd receive £26,787.60 per year and it would last better than 30 years (that means until you're 95 if you retire at age 65) and that's with no interest paid on that final amount on deposit! If you bought an annuity with the money and it paid 4% per year, you'd have a lifetime income of £1976.40 per month. THE CROOKS IN GOVERNMENT HAVE PULLED OFF A BIGGER ROBBERY THAN THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERS EVER DID. Entitlement!!?? My foot !! IT'S MY MONEY!! I paid IN cash for my pension. Just because they borrowed the money to spend on other things, that doesn't make my pension some kind of charity or handout!! Remember MP's benefits? --- free healthcare, outrageous retirement packages, 67 days paid holidays, three weeks paid holidays, unlimited paid sick days. Now that really should be called welfare entitlements, yet they have the nerve to call my O A P retirement payments entitlements?We're "broke" and the government can't help our own OAPs, our ex-service personnel, our orphans or our homeless Yet in the past few years we have provided aid to Haiti, Chile, Turkey, India, Pakistan, etc., etc., etc. Literally, BILLIONS of Pounds !!! But they can't help our own citizens! Our retired seniors living on a 'fixed old age pension have to beg social services to receive additional aid, while our government and religious organizations pour hundreds of billions of £££ tons of food to foreign countries! They call the old age pension an entitlement even though most of us have been paying for it all our working lives, and now, when it's time for us to collect, the government is running out of money. Why did the government borrow from it in the first place? It was supposed to be in a securely locked box, not to be used as part of the Government's general funds. Sad, isn't it, that some people won't have the guts to forward this. I'm in the category with guts enough to do it - - - and I just did. I hope some of you will do the same.

started by: Gleaner · last update: 1449650995 · posted: 1449650995

Three illegal immigrants were caught trying to sneak into the UK last night by boarding the Brittany Ferries ship 'Barfleur' at Cherbourg. Their presence became apparent after the ship had left port, which then proceeded to turn around and head back so's to hand them to the relevant authorities. It might be prudent to secure and check your vehicles when travelling across the channel from ports down this end of the woods now.

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