I just watched a bit of it on 4od. I am shocked and disappointed that Channel 4 could actually televise such drivel. I think it was malicious journalism bordering on slanderous and scurrilous.
Last night I watched "The Choir" on BBC2. What a different kind of programme. It was the first episode of Gareth forming a new choir drawn from the wives of soldiers on active service in Afghanistan based at Chivenor in North Devon. It was touching, very emotional and also uplifting.
I know which programme I shall be watching next week!
Message posted by Elliemay on 08áNovemberá2011 at 5:58pm - IP Logged
Mousey and like others know things go on under hand, the little brown envelopes.. and the programme wasn't slating the average working class GREEK person just bringing to light what may and probably goes on.
At least in the Uk the fiddles are legal MP's can claim expences for duck houses, who wouldnt given the chance...if not caught?
Message posted by Dave and Kerry on 08áNovemberá2011 at 6:08pm - IP Logged
I have just watched it having recorded it last night, one thing that came to mind was what sort of pension was being paid to the people it mentioned prior to joining the euro in terms of money as per the 90% of wage does anyone know? The reason for asking is earlier this year we were in Turkey on our way to Ephesus and the guide told us that retired people there were currently getting 1,000Euro per month but in Turkish Lira and if they were to join the euro they would then get 2,000 euro per month!! Now then is this what happened in Greece? Because if that is the case it seems that there is biased reporting going on.
We all know that there is an element of truth within the programme as to what has and what still goes on in Greece, how many with land and or homes out there paid their money and despite the paperwork showing X euros know full well that the seller pocketed some of the cash in order to avoid tax!
So while there are many honest people in Greece there are also many who given the chance just like here in the UK would take the chance on avoiding paying tax!
Message posted by panv on 08áNovemberá2011 at 7:06pm - IP Logged
I had already checked this out before April when I went to Corfu. This is already the current law (see below) but they state that this could change, aargh!!!. Am getting to the point that I feel that in ten years time when I reach the grand old age of 66 (all being well) that they will have probably moved the goalposts again. Beginning to wonder whether we will actually get a State Pension.
"The State Pension age calculator will tell you when you will reach State Pension age under the current law. However, the government is considering how the State Pension age should be changed in the future. This may mean the timetable for increases to 67 and 68 will be revised. The government will bring forward proposals in due course. Any change to the timetable would require the approval of Parliament"
Message posted by panv on 08áNovemberá2011 at 7:16pm - IP Logged
Thanks for the link but it still shows me as getting State Pension at 66. It seems that if you were born after the 6th October 1954 then even with the proposed revision, you will still not get your State Pension until your 66th birthday.
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