BREXIT and subsequent events

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Re: BREXIT and subsequent events

Postby Kuroneko » Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:40 pm

frank lee bent wrote:given we all earn USD here it is not much of an issue.
I don't :|
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Re: BREXIT and subsequent events

Postby SinnSisamouth » Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:42 pm

some uk expats rely on their pension.

they are now getting quite a bit less.
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Re: BREXIT and subsequent events

Postby Duncan » Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:07 am

SinnSisamouth wrote:some uk expats rely on their pension.

they are now getting quite a bit less.
And now they know how Australians here feel.
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Re: BREXIT and subsequent events

Postby SinnSisamouth » Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:43 pm

Duncan wrote:
SinnSisamouth wrote:some uk expats rely on their pension.

they are now getting quite a bit less.
And now they know how Australians here feel.
inadequate,cultureless and racist?








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Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:23 pm

Brexit protest: Tens of thousands march through London to demand Britain remains in EU
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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/ho ... 15646.html
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Re: BREXIT and subsequent events

Postby mammothboy2 » Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:00 am

SS made the glaringly-obvious point about the Youkay pension and the response has to be that the long-term interests of
our nation are far more important than the short-term interests of any single expatriate Brit

"England has saved herself by her exertions and will .. save Europe by her example" - Pitt the Younger

and it was the poor, thick and semi-educated - not the smarties with degrees - who won it for us -

"If there is hope, it lies with the proles" - Winston Smith in George Orwell's 1984
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Re: BREXIT and subsequent events

Postby mammothboy2 » Sun Jul 03, 2016 4:02 am

At some length ...

http://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/07/brex ... just-poor/

Those simple thick dummies saved our nation
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Re: BREXIT and subsequent events

Postby Jamie_Lambo » Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:57 am

shnoukieBRO wrote:
mammothboy2 wrote:If you have not yet done so, watch this - all of it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTMxfAkxfQ0

I wonder how many of those who saw it were swayed by it
Good film. So why is the UK now in such turmoil if being out of the EU is supposedly so good?

Perhaps the film fails to show the full picture of the dynamics at work. :facepalm:
fuck i wanted to hit every posh toff in that video round the head with a fish!
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Re: BREXIT and subsequent events

Postby Jamie_Lambo » Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:06 pm

this drop in exchange rate is really making me reconsider where i choose to work, i think my days of popping back to the UK for a few months of the year are over and rather find a job in PP in stead
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Re: BREXIT and subsequent events

Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:51 pm


Falling pound hits British pensioners living overseas


Some retirees could be forced to return to the UK after the dramatic drop in the value of sterling after Brexit vote.

The dramatic fall in the value of sterling has dealt a heavy blow to hundreds of thousands of older Britons living abroad who depend on a UK pension. If the pound doesn’t recover its losses, they will suffer a major hit in purchasing power, which may force some to return home. Earlier this week, UK pensioners living in the US, Australia and Canada were in effect 8 to 10% worse off, though the pound later regained some ground.

John Markham, 83, who moved to Canada more than 30 years ago, gets a UK basic state pension of £260 a month, which he receives in Canadian dollars after it is converted from sterling. On the day of the referendum his pension payment would have been C$488, but by Friday this week the figure stood at C$451 – a near-8% fall. If he had been living in the US, Australia or Spain and in receipt of the local currency, the fall would have been 9.3%, 8% and 7.5% respectively.

Markham, who is chairman of the International Consortium of British Pensioners, says many expat Brits “are still trying to absorb what the impact of it all is,” and whether sterling will continue downwards or recover its losses. There are more than 1.2 million people living abroad who receive a UK state pension, which is either paid into a UK bank or into an overseas account in the local currency, usually monthly. Those opting for the latter are used to the amount they get varying because of exchange rates. Markham says that during the past couple of years the amount he has received has ranged from about C$800 to just over C$1,000.
https://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/ ... rexit-vote
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