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Lynne
Lynne
14 Aug 2017 07:55

There are now potentially quite a few issues concerning retiring to sunnier southern europe  (and before anyone tells me that nothing has been sorted out yet - I know that! - I am just flagging up some points to bear in mind).

I've been thinking about posting about this for some time. This newspaper article has just prompted me to do so.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/british-pensioners-rushing-to-settle-move-eu-countries-ahead-of-brexit-france-spain-portugal-a7891606.html

 

So if you know of anyone already retired to, for example, Spain, or know of anyone thinking of retiring to Spain or any other EU country it might be an idea to bring the matters raised to their attention. 

   

Lynne
Lynne
14 Aug 2017 12:08
Lynne
Lynne
15 Aug 2017 12:44

I know of a couple, both in their 60s, both of whom I understand voted Leave in the referendum.

They are now thinking of relocating to Spain.

 

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burneside
burneside
15 Aug 2017 13:03

And?

JD2017
JD2017
15 Aug 2017 13:48

And the irony / hypocrisy is appalling. 

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Lynne
Lynne
15 Aug 2017 14:08

@JD2017 - I totally agree with you.

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burneside
burneside
15 Aug 2017 14:23

You "understand" they voted Leave, and are "thinking" of relocating to Spain.,  It all sounds rather vague, doesn't it?

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MadameDuplicitous
MadameDuplicitous
15 Aug 2017 15:30

Usual Jackanory

Lynne
Lynne
15 Aug 2017 16:05

I "understand" they voted Leave because that is how they said they intended voting. As I was not in the voting booth to witness how they actually voted I cannot say that I know for a fact how they voted. I chose my wording quite deliberately. No doubt had I said I know a couple who voted Leave in the referendum someone would no doubt have asked me how I knew for an absolute certainty how they voted given that we vote in secret.

 

I also used the expression "thinking" with regard to their relocating to Spain because that is what they are doing at the moment - thinking about it.  

Vague or not - I view how I understand they voted and what they are now thinking of doing as mind boggling hypocrisy.  

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leatash
leatash
15 Aug 2017 16:36

I dont understand your thinking just because they voted leave has no bearing on them wanting or thinking of going to Spain. The difference with some EU countries and the UK is we follow every piece of legisltion that oozes from Brussels and yet some EU members seem to ignore half of the rules.  On the other hand i wouldn't move to any country in Europe if you paid me or any place else in the world we live in a great country so why move.

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Lynne
Lynne
15 Aug 2017 16:56

They voted Leave so that this country would leave the EU but now they are thinking of moving to a country that is within the EU.

It is their thinking that I don't understand. 

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JD2017
JD2017
15 Aug 2017 21:44

@leatash. not even scotland?? ;-)

leatash
leatash
16 Aug 2017 12:32

Yes i could live in Scotland but would have to return south during midge season.

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