- May 4, 2013 at 10:50 pm #57246
Nigel Farage’s bandwagon is running strong in the UK County Council Elections. In Kent nearest county to the continent has taken a lot of seats. My opinion substantially a protest vote by pensioners angry about ‘granny tax’ and freezing of state second pensions in 2016plus the backlash on immigration food prices etc etc -really alienation of so many with the main parties. A referendum on British EU membership will very likely pull us out unless the unelected Brussels bend which is unlikely.But for property owners who are non resident fiscally will it badly affect us – CGT on property sales use of Health Services or will we have the EAA status of Switzerland Norway etc if we can get that back protect us much the same -this may be a big issue for property owners and prospective ones too so if anyone has any reassuring knowledge it would be useful.
- May 5, 2013 at 10:09 am #82996
A few sweeping statements there. From where do you base this opinion?
My opinion substantially a protest vote by pensioners angry about ‘granny tax’ and freezing of state second pensions in 2016
What’s the “Granny Tax” 😕
Don’t forget Brits lived and worked in Spain long before Spain joined the EU. There is no free healthcare unless a Pensioner.
- May 5, 2013 at 3:10 pm #82920
In Sweden they have tried to brand UKIP as a neo-nazi party but it has mostly failed. They have tried to do the same with the Swedish Democrats that is sort of a leftwing party coupled with a detest for immigration which in all honesty suits that “stamp” better. That’s what you get when you don’t listen to the populace views about immigration and the need to make reforms. UKIP have quite a lot of things I like with them but as with any new parties lots of weirdos fill up the ranks early on that the party officials needs to sort out. Happens with any new party.
The mainstream parties plus the media always try to brand any party that wants to reform immigration policies as neo-nazi. Farage is a strong supporter of the free market and looking after the UK best interest which I applaud him for.
What most western democracies fail to understand that it’s impossible to have a well functioning welfare state coupled with the idea of multi-culturalism. You can’t have both.
- May 5, 2013 at 4:06 pm #82874
Well media and conservative smears didn’t deter the voters against voting UKIP. Even someone with a pea sized brain is aware that the open door policy of Europe can’t continue, not when they are overloading a couple of boats. Nothing to do with racism or Nazism and I say that being part Jewish!
- May 6, 2013 at 2:13 pm #82845
Personally I do not like Mr Farage very much. He has a German wife and says that if you have had a ‘German wife in the kitchen’ – I say no more . Nor do I like Jose Manuel Baroso and unelected bureaucrats in Brussels telling us we cannot chuck out Asian fanatics who should not be in our country -so the mainstream parties have much to account for ! Granny tax Katy is the freezing of pensioners personal tax allowances in UK. We have also ceasing uprating of second state pension linked to the amount you have paid from 2016 which is rather unfair to existing pensioners who have paid in . But seriously Kate the EHIC does give access to the Spanish health services. Very recently I extended my return to 30th April by 3 weeks and I needed medication for Asthma and was seen at the local Consultorio where I got my prescription for Serotide for 4 euro instead of 46. (European Health Insurance Card) . True English people have lived in Spain a long time. However before 1986 there was no CGT. In 2007 Spain was forced to reduce the CGT rate from 35% to 19% to other European Union non residents. This rate is now 21% but in the case of a UK exit could go back up. Not that in present times quite so many will have any capital gain .Iknow a lady whose husband recently in hospital had wonderful treatment as pensioner paid by the NHS with a translator in attendance and no hurry to leave !! Will such cover still be available if or if not we retain European Economic Area staus ?
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