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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%
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Old 24.07.2018, 16:01
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Theresa May Says She Will Take Control of Brexit Negotiations

Well that's that fooked then.
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Fookeder.
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Do you think that is humiliating?
Greenmount- really you do disappoint me- DB knows full well it is not the 'colour' of the people that it the issue in the 3rd country queue, but that it is often much longer and takes much longer. FMF and DB know that full well too- but like to hit below the belt. That is fine- but you? Sad. And MC too!

Many of my neighbours are Customs Officers/Border Guards. They have to regularly go and work in Ticino to check passengers on the trains from Italy. They also check trains from Paris. Because they know that many people who travel from one Schengen country to another, do not come from a Schengen country. We sat next to Americans on the way back from Crete recently. There were also several Japanese students.

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And today the huge concern that FMF alluded to recently:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...-a8461166.html

fortunately we have State and state occupational pensions- but it will be a real blow for many.
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And today the huge concern that FMF alluded to recently:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...-a8461166.html

fortunately we have State and state occupational pensions- but it will be a real blow for many.
This is complete bollocks, project fear alive and well. Little wonder the independent doesn’t print newspapers anymore.
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Old 24.07.2018, 21:04
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This is complete bollocks, project fear alive and well. Little wonder the independent doesn’t print newspapers anymore.
Another logical and well constructed counter argument
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"The other queue.."

Don't knock it.. it's way shorter which is an absolute blessing when your plane is %&ç%!! late.. again.. and you're soon running down the hall way to the aérogare to catch the last, last, very last train.
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Many of my neighbours are Customs Officers/Border Guards. They have to regularly go and work in Ticino to check passengers on the trains from Italy.
Bullshit, as that IS NOT THEIR JOB!

They are there to check for smuggling, NOT passengers!

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that is what 'Douaniers' are sent to Ticino to do, and on the trains to and from Paris- and it is what they do. A pain for them as they have to stay away from family on regular basis.

The pensions thing has been published in many papers and websites- for some time now, and again today as No Deal seems to be the Agenda, at least for some. Even FMF mentioned it yesterday- so it must be true.
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that is what 'Douaniers' are sent to Ticino to do, and on the trains to and from Paris- and it is what they do.
Rubbish.

They do NOT check people, and I personally know quite a few people who do this job.

They look for smugglers, no more, no less.

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hmmm - ok, if you say so (not)
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And today the huge concern that FMF alluded to recently:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...-a8461166.html

fortunately we have State and state occupational pensions- but it will be a real blow for many.
No, I alluded to capital controls, you won't be able to take your pensions or the proceeds from your UK flat out of the UK. The article is nonsense as you can clearly receive the money to a UK Bank account
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No, I alluded to capital controls, you won't be able to take your pensions or the proceeds from your UK flat out of the UK. The article is nonsense as you can clearly receive the money to a UK Bank account
If you can find a bank willing to offer a UK bank account to somebody with no UK address.
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Marton got there first.
I suppose a person can if they are a British citizen ? regardless of where they are in the world ?

But what would happen to foreigners who have worked in the UK a life time and then want to retire to another country ?


After all it's quite common here that some people spend their life in Switzerland and then retire to France, or Spain or Portugal etc. They still get their Swiss pension and AVS don't they ?


Sorry for all the questions, I truly do not have a clue and I'm quite curious and am trying to understand.
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If you can find a bank willing to offer a UK bank account to somebody with no UK address.
You can borrow mine ... A very small service fee will apply.
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We have a property if the UK, so an address, and were allowed to keep our Bank Accounts- pensions are paid into them, and then transfered.

No intention of selling the flat.
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It seems many Swiss private banks are looking for acquisitions in the UK or setting up operations there. They think that London can rapidly become a world wealth management hub after comes out of the clutches of the European Union.
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Many, can you give us five or six examples then? Plus a few references?
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The list above comprises all Swiss Private Banks™ (names partially adjusted for my convenience). Private Banks are banks where, similar to an Einzelgesellschaft (and as I understand it, also a partnership in the USA), the owner(s) are liable with their complete personal wealth for the bank's obligations.

Undoubtedly (coughcough) they have the size to easily make up for the shortfalls caused by Brexit.

The following are members of the association but not Private Banks in the strict sense.
Gonet
Landolt
Lombard Odier
Pictet
Mirabaud

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If you can find a bank willing to offer a UK bank account to somebody with no UK address.
If your an EU resident it's a legal requirement for them to offer a basic account, so very easy. Oh I forgot Switzerland is not in the EU
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We have a property if the UK, so an address, and were allowed to keep our Bank Accounts- pensions are paid into them, and then transfered.

No intention of selling the flat.
If exchange controls are reintroduced you won't be able to make those transfers. Thats primary reason wealthy people invested offshore. Just how it was in 1979 before Mrs Thatcher.

If there is a food shortage, food rationing will tackle the UK's obesity problem & take the strain off the NHS. Every cloud has a silver lining.
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E.Gutzwiler
Mourgue d'Algue
Rahm+Bodmer
Reichmuth&Co

The list above comprises all Swiss Private Banks™ (names partially adjusted for my convenience). Private Banks are banks where, similar to an Einzelgesellschaft (and as I understand it, also a partnership in the USA), the owner(s) are liable with their complete personal wealth for the bank's obligations.

Undoubtedly (coughcough) they have the size to easily make up for the shortfalls caused by Brexit.

The following are members of the association but not Private Banks in the strict sense.
Gonet
Landolt
Lombard Odier
Pictet
Mirabaud
I think you've gone a bit too literal there. I presume he means the more general term incorporating banks like BJB, and the private banking areas of CS and UBS, etc.
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