For those people who dont know or have forgotten. I thought this might be useful.As a UK citizen living in France, you still have the right to vote in UK elections if you have been here for up to 15 years.For more details https://www.gov.uk/register-to-voteYou have up to the 26/11/2019 to register and then up to the 4th of Dec to nominate a proxy.Whatever your politics, dont waste your vote, its important we all have our say!!
LibDems in France: the president leaves a bill of almost1000 € to be paid to the co-organizers of ALDE Party IM / France, the individual members of the Renew Europe group, after the Toulouse meeting of28 September in Toulouse on "Brexit and European Policies »This is a wonderful story of cross-party cooperation that deserves to be told.The current president of the LibDems in France contacted at the end of 2018 theFrench Coordinator of the ALDE Party IM / France.LibDems sits in the "Renew Europe" group formerly ALDE in theEuropean Parliament.The idea was to make a meeting in Toulouse on the theme "Brexit andEuropean Policies".Seeing that the project was not moving forward, and that the President of theLibDems in France was the only one managing everything, I suggested that the"France team" ALDE give him a hand.This team includes, in particular, representatives in France of politicalparties from other EU countries.A budget was presented by the Coordinator ALDE-IM / France, accepted by thepresident of LibDems in France.Quite quickly, the president of the LibDems left us the task of setting up theproject by his repeated absence:impossible to get him to write a program. it was necessary for the CoordinatorALDE-France to draft it; Unable to obtain introductory texts, the president of the LibDems in Francesystematically returned the original text (poorly written in English and poorlytranslated into French);The Coordinator Alde-IM France had given a list of politicians to inviteimperatively by the president of the LibDems, for reasons of republican politeness(including the local presidents of French political parties sitting in thegroup Renew Europe)., The president of the LibDems in France did not inviteany!Between the 2nd of September and the 10th of September, it was impossible tojoin the President of the LibDems, he did not respond voluntarily while we hadurgent things to settle. He responded by email on September 10th that he wasnot answering because he was going on a tour with his family!Even better :On the lack of republican politeness: the customis that when an event like the meeting of Toulouse is organized by bringing inBritish, German and other parliamentarians, the organizer contacts the CityHall to invite the Mayor of the city.The president of the LibDems in France did not doit while the Coordinator ALDE_IM France asked him very many times to do it. It was necessary that the coordinatorALDE_IM France uses all its diplomatic sense of former diplomat to "catchthe blow" and avoid the diplomatic incident with the Mayor of Toulousearriving to invite, even late, the Deputy Mayor concerned.We continue ... It's not over!I pass on the room in the Novotel Purpan whoselast two rows of seats were dirty and stained, the microphones that did notwork.The money and the € 1000 bill left:A week before the meeting in Toulouse, with ticketsales, the accounts were already balanced and the budgeted expenses paid.Only three people had bought the meal proposal.So, it was decided to cancel the proposed lunchmeal, and leave it free.In addition the hotel has a restaurant and thereare restaurants around the hotel.Surprise: At the end of the morning of the 28September meeting, the President of LibDems announced that a buffet lunch wasserved for the participantsWhen the people, whose expenses were to be takencare of, left the hotel, they were surprised to learn that they had to pay thereserved hotel rooms on behalf of the company of the President of the LibDemsin France. , whereas they had to be paid by the President of the LibDems inFrance directly.I remind you that a week before the meeting, therewas enough cash on hand.We continue!A few days later, the president of the LibDems inFrance sent an email to the other co-organizers asking them to pay the entrancefee to the conference plus lunch!Since when do the organizers pay to participate inthe meeting they organized?= 45 €!The President of LibDems in France also said hewould not pay other fees.In fact, the president of LibDems in France used the money to pay theexpenses for …fully refund his own expenses, and, invite his British friends onFriday, September 27 evening for dinner and lunch on Saturday, September 28noon.He left a bill of almost 1000 € for the co-organizers.ALDE Party coordinator IM France sent a complaint against the president ofLibdems En France to LibDems president Jo Swinson.Ditto for the general secretariat of ALDE in Brussels.The financial director of LibDems assured that the costs would be reimbursed... by the President of the Libdems in France.He has still not repaid despite pressure.The ALDE Party Im France coordinator put a post on the ALD-IM Facebook group onthis story.The case is therefore public.For my part, I find myself having paid a bill of just over € 450 while myhusband is unemployed and we absolutely can not afford such a hole. Because ofthe President of LibDems in France, I am obliged to cancel a very importanttrip for me.I wanted to tell you this story because the attitude of the president ofLibDems in France is inadmissible. He is a man without words.ALDE_IM Party France and probably other political parties in Frank will nolonger collaborate with the LibDems in France as long as it will be chaired bythe current president.This is what the ALDE Party Im France coordinator wrote to LibDems PresidentSwinson.As proof of what I have just written, I can give copies of all the justifyingemails.
I see that an airline is starting scheduled flights from Chateauroux (CHR) to London-Southend (SEN) from 26/4/18 twice weekly through until the end of the year. The airline is IGavion who have a summer schedule from CHR to Nice for a number of years. This year they will base an aircraft at CHR and also open a service to Lyon (LYS) and other French destinations. The London route Looks very useful to me with fares from 49 Euro one-way including a baggage allowance!
I have a satellite dish and a Sky box but no Sky card. I can receive the main UK channels plus free to air channels such as Really, Pick etc. Following a recent storm, some of my channels were lost and I want to re-enter all the channels but I don't know how to do it. Does anyone out there have any ideas?
I have a question which I hope somebody can help me with. My wife and myself have lived in central France for just over 10 years. We both receive UK state pensions. When we came here, we went to the CPAM office in Chateauroux and got a Carte Vitale for each of us. We also have top up health insurance and UK EHIC cards. I was always under the impression that any health treatment we received here was ultimately paid for by the UK government. However, I have just read a letter in The Connexion about NHS care for pensioners. This letter has an editor's note attached which says that 'under the UK rules on non-residents using the NHS, British state pensioners whose healthcare is paid for via a UK S1 form are entitled to free NHS care, including in hospitals'.My question is this: What exactly is an S1 form. We have never heard of this before and I'm certain we were never asked about such a form when we initially sorted out our Carte Vitales with the CPAM. Is this something we should have and if so how can we get it? Any information would be gratefully received.
Does anyone know of any cheap, good restaurants in the Chenonceau or Athee-sur-Cher area - or within 20 minutes drive? We are coming down there (from our home in Brittany) for a few days at the end of June and as we only do 'casual' we are not looking for top-nosh eateries, just basic, good food! Also, is there anything that we really shouldn't miss whilst we are there? (not chateaux, we know that already!). Thanks in advance.
I have just bought a very old classic car and had a shipping company bring the car out. He was traveling on the Newhaven to Dieppe ferry and arrived in Dieppe at 4am on Tuesday the 24th January. Unfortunately he did not strap on the rear of the car at all and he lost it somewhere between Dieppe and the Charente Maritime. Did anyone see the trailer / car , any info would be much appreciated. Car is a blue / red primer fibreglass sports car on a flat bed trailer pulled by a reddish 4x4Thanks
I hope I've got the right Anglo Info for Cher. Are there many Brits living in the Troncais area? It seems that property is very cheap here. It seems that this Anglo info is very underused compared with others..which makes me wonder if there are ex pats here? Any info welcome thank you.