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About persimmon

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  1. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    If,as I suspect ,the hopeless politicos in charge of the UK negotiate a poor deal with the EU then holding a second referendum might give a decent majority for remain,depending on the wording on the ballot paper.For example,if the question was put like this " Do you accept that the UK should leave the EU on the terms that have been negotiated ? ",then all the remainers plus those brexiteers disappointed with the poor deal would give a majority " no " vote.In this case,it would be fair to include another option - " Should the UK stick two fingers up to the EU and walk away with no deal ? ".
  2. It was stated in a previous post that hotels and g/houses must report the arrival of every foreigner within 24 hrs.Is this really happening ? I don`t think so ,particularly as it doesn`t seem possible to do it on-line
  3. Might be difficult to check in to a hotel or guest house without your P/P......they all seem to ask for it now.
  4. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    Yep,farmers with big acreages are doing very nicely thankyou out of the EU.I live in the Fens,a farmer near me has a collection of classic cars that would make you green with envy - Bentleys Ferraris Jags - on fine days he takes some of them out for a spin.Nice to know my taxes are going to a good cause !
  5. Consider this scenario - I arrive in Thailand on SETV and travel around,staying at various hotels/guest houses.Around the middle of my stay,one hotel does not do the TM30,although the most recent hotel does.When I go to apply for a 30 day extension,how likely is it the the immig. officer will examine the TM30 reports and notice that there is a gap in the dates ( where one hotel failed to report ) and so demand a fine ?
  6. early bus

    Thanks,I`m sure I can make myself understood now.
  7. early bus

    Hi ,I will shortly be making the trip to Mair Sai and want to get the earliest bus possible in the morning from CM.How can I ask the lady at the counter when I book the tickest .I know " reyo tee soot ",but this means fastest which is not appropriate.
  8. At check-in ( Qatar ) I was subjected to quite aggressive questioning as to how I could stay in Thailand for 4 months when my SETV only allowed 60 days - quite frustrating to deal with someone who really has no clue about the visa system.
  9. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    I was undecided before the referendum - could see both sides of the argument.Then I watched Dave C. on Question time and a member of the public asked him why,exactly are we sending c. £9 billion to the EU every year ? He blustered and could offer no reasonable explanation.Thats when I decided which way to vote.
  10. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    It would be interesting to have another referendum in the UK where voters are told that one of the effects of leaving the EU might be lower economic growth.I suspect many people would still vote " Leave " such is the dislike/distrust of the EU.Divorces are never easy,but when the partners want to go in different directions,its the best thing in the long run.
  11. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    People with overseas or Ftse 100 investments are probably not too worried about a hard Brexit,in fact,many may be thinking " bring it on " ....as the fall in Sterling should be a positive factor.As regards the negotiations I think Mrs. May will be willing to agree to almost anything just to get an agreement,because she knows that Corbyn and marxist friends are waiting in the wings.
  12. Residency and tax.

    Presumably money that is brought into Th. from another country will have been taxed already,so there may be a treaty in place to avoid " double taxation ".
  13. "Bangkok" means what?

    Just looked up Bangkok in my Thai-English dic......"Bahng " means place or location,and the word " kork " means pen or enclosure ( usually for animals ).Seems reasonable no ?
  14. If travelling on a bus in some of the border areas there are often police check points where the bus stops and an officer gets on and examines all the docs.Often when they see a Farang they pass by and don`t ask for the passport but if you look a bit dodgy they may ask to see it.