£ island - Public Health Announcement

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by boxerboy, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. boxerboy

    dwb Guest

    Yes except a house like that would cost circa £650 - 750,000 I suspect
    on the local market. Over a million in the open.

    Mortgage relief - yes, however only on the first £400k of the primary
    residence (changed in 2008). Though way better than what you get in
    the UK, yes.

    Average house price - £350,000 for local market and that's a tiny 2-
    bed house.

    Decent house? £650,000+

    It's a very expensive place to live housing wise.
    dwb, Nov 2, 2009
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  2. The difference being that the uk offers greek citzens the same
    emergency medical facilities which is not an issue .
    steve robinson, Nov 2, 2009
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  3. The difference is Lozzo you work here , live here you pay tax here
    you contribute to the community your not the problem

    I dont have a problem with foriegn nationals getting emergency
    treatment , i dont object if we have recipricol arrangements i object
    to paying for planned treatment or ongoing treatment when we dont
    have recipricol arrangements or paying for treatment towards people
    whoes lifestyle choice is not to work or contribute

    I object to paying towards benefits for the offspring of foriegn
    nationals who have never lived in the UK .

    In my opinion this money could be far better used looking after the
    pensioners funding the education and health systems for UK residents
    steve robinson, Nov 2, 2009
  4. He was working unpaid in Swansea as a lecturer in biblical studies as
    part of his masters from a US uni

    His medical insurance did cover but the NHS dont bill US citizens
    steve robinson, Nov 2, 2009
  5. We cant be held responsible for the acts of our ancestors
    steve robinson, Nov 2, 2009
  6. (1) Dont know
    (2) would they let him in
    (3) would he want to go there
    steve robinson, Nov 2, 2009
  7. You can cross with condor for as little as £25.00 as a foot passenger
    Take a vehicle and you get stiffed , about £585 for a van

    Condor do a frequent traveller deal

    I got charged £85.00 by one of the local doctors possbly because i
    was wasnt local
    steve robinson, Nov 2, 2009
  8. Salary wise though the rates are far higher than the uk
    steve robinson, Nov 2, 2009
  9. Why is it that all the peole who make these sorts of arguments are
    really thick and borderline illiterate?
    vulgarandmischevious, Nov 3, 2009

  10. I'd just give a spelling test to anyone who wants anything from the
    vulgarandmischevious, Nov 3, 2009
  11. boxerboy

    dwb Guest

    It depends - in some sectors (legal, some finance) yes - however for
    the majority they aren't quite in that super league. I certainly am
    not earning the salary I'd like to earn - must try harder :)

    Even with higher salaries, the houses are still v. expensive - even on
    a 5x mortgage, you need to be earning £130k to get the sort of house
    you mentioned - even in Guernsey that is a pretty high average

    Lower tax and higher allowances though does offset quite a lot, plus
    as you mentioned not having to pay all the other taxes (like council
    tax) does help. I can also order VAT free from Amazon.

    That said, it would appear the UK/EU others are hellbent on stopping
    all that tax 'avoidance'[1] - which they can't prove is actually
    happening despite trying very hard - so I suspect time is limited on
    this happy existance - though at least we aren't in the Manx position
    of suddenly finding £100m disappearing from their income [2].

    [1] and from YTC's comments, it would appear they have an audience
    willing to lap up the drivel.
    [2] VAT refunds from the UK - quite how they kept this arrangement for
    as long as they did I don't know, however what an arrangement -
    effectively subsidised by the UK (cue Manx local popping up to
    disagree :) )
    dwb, Nov 3, 2009
  12. boxerboy

    'Hog Guest

    Yeah we should have left them in festering stone age feudal purgatory.
    'Hog, Nov 3, 2009
  13. boxerboy

    'Hog Guest

    The largest problem with UK/EU taxation innit
    'Hog, Nov 3, 2009
  14. boxerboy

    M J Carley Guest

    Your rules would stop me getting NHS treatment: I've only been working
    here for just over nine years.
    `This once great nation' is one of those phrases that sets off the
    warning light, if only because of the ignorance of the nature of the
    United Kingdom which it displays.
    M J Carley, Nov 3, 2009
  15. boxerboy

    'Hog Guest

    Oi Paddy fook of back to your own health service
    I'm pleased you still find it Great.

    It is a phrase people might be using in the Republic these days!

    Have you looked at property prices in Dublin lately though? I thought the
    bubble had burst, they still look insane although perhaps it's the lack of 2
    Euro to the pound that skews perception.
    'Hog, Nov 3, 2009
  16. boxerboy

    CT Guest

    And thus paid into the system?
    CT, Nov 3, 2009
  17. boxerboy

    M J Carley Guest

    Are you mad? 100 yo-yos for a trip to A+E?
    Only in the geographic sense.
    The state of Ireland only demonstrates the complete failure of
    deregulated, `pro-business', low tax economics. Of course, some of
    us said so many years ago.
    The bubble has burst big time. At one point, construction was 23% of
    GDP. Even allowing for the grossly inflated prices (due to corruption
    and profiteering), that's a lot of money. Employment in construction
    was about 13% of the workforce. It's not now.
    M J Carley, Nov 3, 2009
  18. boxerboy

    M J Carley Guest

    The proposed threshold was ten years.
    M J Carley, Nov 3, 2009
  19. boxerboy

    Ace Guest

    Ace, Nov 3, 2009
  20. boxerboy

    M J Carley Guest

    They also seem unaware that higher education is one of the few British
    `products' that foreigners actually want to buy: it's a healthy export
    M J Carley, Nov 3, 2009
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