Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Off-Topic > Off-Topic > International affairs/politics  
View Poll Results: What would you personally prefer to happen?
I want the UK to stay in an ever-closer union 49 23.11%
I want the UK to stay in a loosely connected EU 68 32.08%
I want the UK out because the EU is bad for the UK 22 10.38%
I want the UK out because the EU is a bad thing 23 10.85%
I want the UK out because this would be good for the rest of us 17 8.02%
I don't really care 33 15.57%
Voters: 212. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #29021  
Old 18.01.2021, 18:06
fatmanfilms's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Verbier
Posts: 19,390
Groaned at 413 Times in 307 Posts
Thanked 19,324 Times in 10,387 Posts
fatmanfilms has a reputation beyond reputefatmanfilms has a reputation beyond reputefatmanfilms has a reputation beyond reputefatmanfilms has a reputation beyond reputefatmanfilms has a reputation beyond reputefatmanfilms has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
"if they moved permanently to an EU country" do you understand the meaning of the word "permanent"?
Why would they consider returning and living in the UK if they are permanently in another country?
Permeant in UK tax terms means more than a tax year, same as having a job in Ch with no end date. It's permanent & you get fired or give notice.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank fatmanfilms for this useful post:
  #29022  
Old 18.01.2021, 19:00
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Zurich
Posts: 331
Groaned at 35 Times in 31 Posts
Thanked 764 Times in 392 Posts
John William has a reputation beyond reputeJohn William has a reputation beyond reputeJohn William has a reputation beyond reputeJohn William has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
Permeant in UK tax terms means more than a tax year, same as having a job in Ch with no end date. It's permanent & you get fired or give notice.
Permanent meaning they have taken up permanent residency in another country and have the relevant
permanent residence card, certificate, etc ( after satisfying the relevant authorities upon application for
permanent residency ) to prove it.
Reply With Quote
  #29023  
Old 18.01.2021, 19:09
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Zurich
Posts: 331
Groaned at 35 Times in 31 Posts
Thanked 764 Times in 392 Posts
John William has a reputation beyond reputeJohn William has a reputation beyond reputeJohn William has a reputation beyond reputeJohn William has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
"if they moved permanently to an EU country" do you understand the meaning of the word "permanent"?
Why would they consider returning and living in the UK if they are permanently in another country?
At the end of the day, it's as 'permanent as the conditions are favourable in their newly adopted country'.
I've lost count of the number of Expats who say they have 'permanently emigrated' to another country
and wouldn't dream of going back to the old country again. Only for 'force of circumstances' or
other unforeseen events to put a spanner in the works, eg Brexit or the Pandemic, whether it be 3 ,10,
20 or 30 years or more after they moved.
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank John William for this useful post:
  #29024  
Old 18.01.2021, 22:11
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Up there over the fog
Posts: 1,059
Groaned at 136 Times in 108 Posts
Thanked 1,310 Times in 622 Posts
JackieH has a reputation beyond reputeJackieH has a reputation beyond reputeJackieH has a reputation beyond reputeJackieH has a reputation beyond reputeJackieH has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Indeed. lived permanently in UK for 40 years and never ever considered going back to CH where I grew up. Then I retired, my parents were in their 90s and needed help, and we fell in love with this old house ...Was never ever on the cards.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank JackieH for this useful post:
  #29025  
Old Yesterday, 18:55
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Zurich
Posts: 331
Groaned at 35 Times in 31 Posts
Thanked 764 Times in 392 Posts
John William has a reputation beyond reputeJohn William has a reputation beyond reputeJohn William has a reputation beyond reputeJohn William has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Oh the joys to behold from all those extra charges from Brexit.


BBC News - I was asked to pay an extra £82 for my £200 coat
Reply With Quote
  #29026  
Old Yesterday, 19:08
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 7,975
Groaned at 289 Times in 218 Posts
Thanked 17,936 Times in 6,297 Posts
k_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
Oh the joys to behold from all those extra charges from Brexit.


BBC News - I was asked to pay an extra £82 for my £200 coat
Looks like some of the import threads here on EF
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank k_and_e for this useful post:
  #29027  
Old Yesterday, 19:19
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Nyon
Posts: 3,823
Groaned at 180 Times in 135 Posts
Thanked 5,064 Times in 2,403 Posts
bowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
Oh the joys to behold from all those extra charges from Brexit.


BBC News - I was asked to pay an extra £82 for my £200 coat
Some people shouldn’t be allowed out without supervision. My goodness, the reason why it was so cheap was because the retailer deleted the (whichever) EU country VAT as it was being exported.

If she had ordered it from China, Canada, Chile or any other country starting with C she would have had to pay VAT plus, plus. So why not EU countries?
Reply With Quote
  #29028  
Old Yesterday, 19:23
Jim2007's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Kt. Bern
Posts: 4,222
Groaned at 200 Times in 157 Posts
Thanked 6,746 Times in 3,035 Posts
Jim2007 has a reputation beyond reputeJim2007 has a reputation beyond reputeJim2007 has a reputation beyond reputeJim2007 has a reputation beyond reputeJim2007 has a reputation beyond reputeJim2007 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
Oh the joys to behold from all those extra charges from Brexit.


BBC News - I was asked to pay an extra £82 for my £200 coat
Probably not a great time for the delivery people having to deliver the bad news
Reply With Quote
  #29029  
Old Yesterday, 19:44
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 9,749
Groaned at 430 Times in 371 Posts
Thanked 17,862 Times in 9,529 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
Oh the joys to behold from all those extra charges from Brexit.


BBC News - I was asked to pay an extra £82 for my £200 coat
From your link, looks expensive!
Quote:
Disputes are likely to arise if UK buyers think the extra charges are a "hidden cost" that they were unaware of, and feel they should not pay.
Now the UK has left the EU, this dispute can no longer be settled in UK courts.
It falls under the jurisdiction of the country where the seller is located
Reply With Quote
  #29030  
Old Today, 12:56
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Zurich
Posts: 331
Groaned at 35 Times in 31 Posts
Thanked 764 Times in 392 Posts
John William has a reputation beyond reputeJohn William has a reputation beyond reputeJohn William has a reputation beyond reputeJohn William has a reputation beyond repute
Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Quote:
View Post
From your link, looks expensive!
Of course, in which case you will love this:
Quote.
Since 1st January lots of European customers have been presented with an
unexpected customs invoice when signing for goods they've ordered from
the UK. These new customs charges are a result of the new EU trade
deal with the UK.

BBC News - British retailers warn they could burn goods stuck in the EU
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank John William for this useful post:
Reply

Tags
europe




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 7 (0 members and 7 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Latest Referendum, what will be consequences for EU (C permit and B permit) holders? expat2014 Permits/visas/government 3 11.02.2014 08:59
Importing vehicles and the VAT consequences in Switzerland from France BEFO Finance/banking/taxation 6 07.08.2013 15:11
The (Available in CH) Dog Food Review Thread meloncollie Pet corner 44 08.05.2012 20:15
Common-law marriage and consequences in CH Mishto Family matters/health 9 01.10.2011 22:03
Something for the Brits: M&S in CH mark Daily life 11 15.11.2007 12:18


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 22:07.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0