The Joy of brexit

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Re: The Joy of brexit

Post by Devil » Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:51 pm

It is probable that Jackie is right; the E121 form has not been superseded by the S1. I have the E121, issued just a few months ago to replace my former one. It would seem that the Cypriot authorities look on it with grave suspicion! I suspect the reason is that my health insurance is managed by the Swiss authorities and not the British ones. It is supposed to be a 'for life' document but the Cyprus authorities ignore this and give it a three year lifetime and, getting a renewal is a hassle. The Swiss authorities were a little bit narked for having to arrange a replacement. The Swiss do not issue the S1.

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Re: The Joy of brexit

Post by Happy in Cyprus » Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:00 am

The plight of UK shellfish fishermen is well reported, but it seems there is no solution in sight. Their industry is destined to die a slow death. This article repeats that the UK is now treated by the EU as a "third country". Which of course it is.

How foolish of fishermen to believe that Boris' government would look after their best interests. It is reported that many fishermen voted for Brexit because they believed in it.

https://news.sky.com/story/brexit-uk-fi ... s-12223329

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Re: The Joy of brexit

Post by Les Bean » Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:39 am

Devil wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:51 pm
It is probable that Jackie is right; the E121 form has not been superseded by the S1. I have the E121, issued just a few months ago to replace my former one. It would seem that the Cypriot authorities look on it with grave suspicion! I suspect the reason is that my health insurance is managed by the Swiss authorities and not the British ones. It is supposed to be a 'for life' document but the Cyprus authorities ignore this and give it a three year lifetime and, getting a renewal is a hassle. The Swiss authorities were a little bit narked for having to arrange a replacement. The Swiss do not issue the S1.
Our e121s were replaced by s1s at my request. We have both forms in our possesion

https://theonestopproblemshop.com/s1-formerly-e121/


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Re: The Joy of brexit

Post by Jimgward » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:14 am

HIC - indeed, all fishing communities were duped but he promise of extra catch quotas and no restrictions on trade - the reality is totally different. They now cannot sell their produce in Europe, because they have to conform to strict measures they never prepared for. Almost to a person, they voted for Brexit and believed they would benefit and that’s the problem. Many voted for selfish reasons and not for the good of others or the generations to come.

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Re: The Joy of brexit

Post by Firefly » Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:23 pm

LB

The E forms, as in E121, were forms used for member states of the EEC, Cyprus did not become a member until 2004.
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Re: The Joy of brexit

Post by Les Bean » Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:41 pm

Firefly wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:23 pm
LB

The E forms, as in E121, were forms used for member states of the EEC, Cyprus did not become a member until 2004.
My humble and sincere apologies. Just dug out the e121 to post a screenshot and right enough it's issued in 2004.wtf she had before that I can't remember.

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Re: The Joy of brexit

Post by Firefly » Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:03 pm

Apology accepted, LB, we all make mistakes.
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Re: The Joy of brexit

Post by Jim B » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:17 pm

This may affect people on here, I've never been to the occupied areas but it appears many of us won't be going anytime soon.

https://cypriumnews.com/amp/2021/02/21/ ... -the-trnc/

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Re: The Joy of brexit

Post by Les Bean » Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:51 am

Jim B wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:17 pm
This may affect people on here, I've never been to the occupied areas but it appears many of us won't be going anytime soon.

https://cypriumnews.com/amp/2021/02/21/ ... -the-trnc/

Jim
The article does seem to say that non EU persons with a residence permit can cross. Hope so, we used to go over once a fortnight.

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Re: The Joy of brexit

Post by Jim B » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:17 am

Les Bean wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:51 am
Jim B wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:17 pm
This may affect people on here, I've never been to the occupied areas but it appears many of us won't be going anytime soon.

https://cypriumnews.com/amp/2021/02/21/ ... -the-trnc/

Jim
The article does seem to say that non EU persons with a residence permit can cross. Hope so, we used to go over once a fortnight.
It does Les, but who is classed as a resident? Is it an MU1, MU2 or MU3?
I think what it means is visitors from non EU countries but it's another restriction on the British General Public which wasn't there prior to Brexit.

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Re: The Joy of brexit

Post by bromerzz » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:15 am

Restriction or not it will suit the Cypriot Hotel trade who hate to see these tourists going to accommodation on the other side. By Brexit default you could say that's a bonus for them.

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Re: The Joy of brexit

Post by Jim B » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:05 am

bromerzz wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:15 am
Restriction or not it will suit the Cypriot Hotel trade who hate to see these tourists going to accommodation on the other side. By Brexit default you could say that's a bonus for them.
I think there's been a kick up about the number of Israelis and Russians coming in through Larnaca and heading North and the British have just been caught up in it.
Most British head either North or South for their holidays so it will mainly affect day trippers.

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Re: The Joy of brexit

Post by Les Bean » Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:34 pm

bromerzz wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:15 am
Restriction or not it will suit the Cypriot Hotel trade who hate to see these tourists going to accommodation on the other side. By Brexit default you could say that's a bonus for them.
But on the other side of the coin, companies that run trips to Famagusta will lose out

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Re: The Joy of brexit

Post by jeba » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:03 pm

Jim B wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:17 pm
This may affect people on here, I've never been to the occupied areas but it appears many of us won't be going anytime soon.

https://cypriumnews.com/amp/2021/02/21/ ... -the-trnc/

Jim
What´s the background to this? Is it corona-related?

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Re: The Joy of brexit

Post by Jim B » Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:31 pm

Hi Jeba, I don't think it's anything to do with Covid. I've read several articles which complained about Israelis flying directly into Larnaca and then having 2 weeks holidays in the occupied areas. Alot of Russians do it as well because of the availability of cheap flights to Larnaca and this is one way to stop it.

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Re: The Joy of brexit

Post by Happy in Cyprus » Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:12 am

And oh, yet another Joy of Brexit. How many times over the past few years was it stated on here that this would be a consequence of Brexit?

Which of course Brexiteer zealots chose not to listen to...or derided.

Come the spring and summer I'm expecting vegetable and fruit growers to be next.



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Re: The Joy of brexit

Post by The Aquila » Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:22 am

The majority of these workers were seasonal Eastern European workers, many of which returned home as they were unable to work during to the pandemic!

But hey, let’s blame everything on Brexit!

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Re: The Joy of brexit

Post by trevnhil » Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:43 am

And if there are so many people out of work in the UK then why don't they have these jobs ??
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Re: The Joy of brexit

Post by PhotoLady » Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:57 am

I think the question should be, why were the majority of seasonal workers from Eastern Europe?

Like Cyprus, the low salaries combined with basic accommodation means they can still afford to either send money back to their home country where the cost of living is much lower. Or take it back with them.

They are jobs that nobody in either country will do for the pittance of a salary while living in a caravan in a field in the middle of nowhere.
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