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Posted By: Woodrow Why?at

.....but no need to worry, because our wonderful chancellor, George Osborne, say's "Far from weakening our resolve to deliver our economic recovery plan, this decision redoubles it" :shock: Oh, all's well then - thank goodness for that, for a moment I was worried!! :roll: Gold Star for the first one on here to blame Gordon Brown!!!!! :evil:



Posted By: Dave B

  • Woodrow Why?at wrote:
    .
    Gold Star for the first one on here to blame Gordon Brown!!!!! :evil:

er Gordon Brown's fault perhaps. Well I am more than a bit disappointed in Cameron too. What about Boris, would he be better, could he be worse?
Not many Brits left here in Paphos now, a serious sterling crisis and the remaining few will be heading to Blighty ASAP.
Bad news for UK - worse for Club Med tourism, especially for Cyprus.
:down:

Posted By: essence

Boris...your having a laugh ...what about Ant and Dec???I wouldnt vote for any party in the UK...all liars ,cheats and confidence tricksters.

Posted By: Tangutica

Not many Brits left in Paphos? Blimey the census wasn't taken all that long ago and there were more Brits there than any other nationality then (well more Brit owned homes or something - haven't got the figures in front of me) So Paphos no longer a British Protectorate then?

Posted By: Dave B

  • essence wrote:
    Boris...your having a laugh ...

Well I would offer to run a Totalitarian regime myself. A bit like North Korea headed by a Chavis/Putin coalition. :D However I might not be so easy going. :D

Posted By: Dave B

  • Tangutica wrote:
    Not many Brits left in Paphos? Blimey the census wasn't taken all that long ago and there were more Brits there than any other nationality then (well more Brit owned homes or something - haven't got the figures in front of me)
    So Paphos no longer a British Protectorate then?

Tang
If you drive round any area of Paphos you will see almost as many empty shops as occupied ones. Some areas shops have been empty for 3 years. Empty and unoccupied houses and apartments everywhere. I took a drive into Pegeia the other Saturday evening through the popular village of Kathikas no less than 11 formerly popular Tavernas were closed - not one on the entire stretch was open.
There are still Brits here but they are not going out or shopping other than basic food. A lot of the British owned homes are for sale but there are very few buyers.
Paphos has British areas but never has been a Protectorate _ you are thinking of Episkopi perhaps?

Posted By: Tangutica

Last time I was there was a couple of yrs ago Dave - looking at an apartment in Peyia Hills. Ain't kidding you - I was the only person walking about - I didn't see another soul and the apartment I looked at would have been the ONLY one occupied in the whole block had I taken it on!
Not for me at all. Oh and the beach at the bottom of the hill had a big sign up saying you were not allowed to bring your own chairs or refreshments onto it!
No mans land but still had a job finding somewhere to park my car to pop into the Bank up at the shops!
Had a little look at those census results - it doesn't actually say Paphos had more Brits than anywhere else - it says this
    Quote:
  • The district with the most foreigners is Paphos with 34.9%
.
I suppose I just assumed 'Brits' because I've always seen more Brits when in Paphos than anywhere else.

Posted By: mouse

Watching Osbourne on Sky News last night, he is blaming the high cost of fuel at the pumps on the previous Government now. :roll:





Posted By: Dave B

Tang I live in a hill village of about 1000 persons, there were about 10% foreigners (as the villagers often call the Brits here.) I would think that figure is well down by the empty houses. This is a very Cypriot village with few concessions to British Ex Pats and that is how we like it. 8)

Posted By: LynSab

  • Dave B wrote:
    • Tangutica wrote:
      Not many Brits left in Paphos? Blimey the census wasn't taken all that long ago and there were more Brits there than any other nationality then (well more Brit owned homes or something - haven't got the figures in front of me)
      So Paphos no longer a British Protectorate then?

    Tang
    If you drive round any area of Paphos you will see almost as many empty shops as occupied ones. Some areas shops have been empty for 3 years. Empty and unoccupied houses and apartments everywhere. I took a drive into Pegeia the other Saturday evening through the popular village of Kathikas no less than 11 formerly popular Tavernas were closed - not one on the entire stretch was open.
    There are still Brits here but they are not going out or shopping other than basic food. A lot of the British owned homes are for sale but there are very few buyers.
    Paphos has British areas but never has been a Protectorate _ you are thinking of Episkopi perhaps?

According to the last census in 2011 the most British expats resided in Paphos, over 9000, the next was Limassol nearly 6000 next Larnaca at 4300 + Famagusta at a low 2500 plus and Lefkosia at 2000 a total in 2011 of 24,046 since then more have left, I know cause we have :lol: :lol:

Posted By: jeff60

why does lynsab continually post on here saying she back in uk and loving it and slag of cyprus !we dont need her or her negative comments -looks to me she still wish she was here !maybe she sorry she went back to glorious uk !personally could not wait to leave and get to cyprus !life is what you make it !

Posted By: Tangutica

  • jeff60 wrote:
    why does lynsab continually post on here saying she back in uk and loving it
    and slag of cyprus !we dont need her or her negative comments -looks to
    me she still wish she was here !maybe she sorry she went back to glorious uk !personally could not wait to leave and get to cyprus !life is what you make it !

I just re-read LynSab's post above yours and for the life of me I can't see WHERE she says she loves the UK or slags off Cyprus?
Are you on the right thread?
*I sometimes wonder why some don't even want to HEAR about anyone returning to the UK. What's the problem? If you are happy where you are?

Posted By: LynSab

What? :shock: I'm a realist so tell it as I see it, but I own a very expensive house in cyprus and that's my second one. That's probably more commitment than you. See we can both be stupid with comments. I have no regrets at all, my decisions have always fared me well, except of course buying in cyprus in 2007 now it's not as expensive :roll: Cyprus is good and the UK is good, but the UK now is better for me. Do you think that everyone on this forum lives in Cyprus? Cause you'd be wrong. And fyi I didn't do the 2011 census giving the expat stats, that would have been the cyprus govt!

Posted By: Tangutica

Be interesting to know just how many regular posters to this forum DO live in Cyprus. My experience, having holidayed here and stayed with family who lived here at the time for many years before moving here is that there is no comparison. I'd say it's not even a good idea to decide WHERE in Cyprus you want to live if you are buying - not before you've moved over and lived here for a while. Places are very different in winter than in summer if outside the busiest towns too. I was on another Cyprus related forum yesterday and saw someone purporting to live here advising someone else to 'take a stroll down Piale Pashe' and directing them to a Taverna that was bulldozed before Xmas. (And you can't stroll down there at the mo either - they've narrowed it to a car width and redirected pedestrians round behind it)

Posted By: Steve - SJD

To be fair I haven't seen Lynsab "slag of Cyprus" and her comments are usually quite balanced. Of course like me, you may not always agree with her just as I am sure she won't always agree with me or you on every subject. As always with forums such as this one we all come from different places, have different experiences, are different ages and are looking for different things out of our lives. No one place is really better than an other as it all depends on what you are looking for and all places are different. Comparisons will inevitably be made but each must make their own choice and live with those decisions. Over the years though I have seen members leave Cyprus and then turn around and slate it in a very negative way. Similarly I have seen those who have left the UK do the same so really there is no difference. Of course wherever you live it may not be nice to read a rather one sided view point but I don't believe that to be an issue with Lynsab. Cheers Steve



Posted By: Steve - SJD

Back to the subject... I understand that other countries that have lost their AAA rating have actually seemed to have improved since then. The US for instance saw their AAA rating removed with much speculation that the writing was on the wall for their economy. Since then interest rates are lower and the stock market is higher than it has been in years..... I have said before in relation to Cyprus that I think there is too much reliance on the utterances of these rating agencies and my view hasn't changed. As action is now underway against one of these agencies by the US it will be interesting to see what will be revealed in evidence. Would be nice to see an independent, not-for-profit rating agency but I have no clue as to whether that is just optimistic in the face of reality. Cheers Steve

Posted By: Woodrow Why?at

Hear what you say Steve, and you may well be right (you are, occasionally,:wink:) so one wonders why Osborne felt the need to say that this decision would redouble their resolve! (Whatever that means!! :? )

Posted By: Steve - SJD

  • Woodrow Why?at wrote:
    so one wonders why Osborne felt the need to say that this decision would redouble their resolve! (Whatever that means!! :? )

It's what is called in political circles (and elsewhere) as talking b****cks.
They all do it - they are all the same - even followers of a party have
been known to do it.
That's politics for you....
Cheers
Steve

Posted By: Woodrow Why?at

  • Steve - SJD wrote:
    • Woodrow Why?at wrote:
      so one wonders why Osborne felt the need to say that this decision would redouble their resolve! (Whatever that means!! :? )

    It's what is called in political circles (and elsewhere) as talking b****cks.
    They all do it - they are all the same - even followers of a party have
    been known to do it.
    That's politics for you....
    Cheers
    Steve

I know you're not referring to me Steve - especially as you've now admitted you care for me!! :wink: :lol: :lol:

Posted By: Dave B

Steve I am from a Tory family - always supported conservative values. If I had a vote next time (I don't ) I would not vote to re-elect this lot. As for that bar Steward King, I would have him tried for treason and executed. :( Or should that have been the other way round. :D

Posted By: Steve - SJD

  • Dave B wrote:
    Steve
    I am from a Tory family - always supported conservative values. If I had a vote next time (I don't ) I would not vote to re-elect this lot.
    As for that bar Steward King, I would have him tried for treason and executed. :( Or should that have been the other way round. :D

The problem for me, as always, is - who else is there if they are both nearly
as bad as each other?
Always wanted a "none of the above" box - Richard Pryor style.
Invariably it becomes a pick of a bad bunch and a fight over sound bites.
Cheers
Steve


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