Sympathy levels 02
I do wish the press would stop the lazy use of the term “post Brexit rules” though - the rules were there all along, for anyone bothered to do their homework.
Won’t let me read more than the first few lines!
Youtube is full of videos of complaining brexit voting brits getting bit on the arse now it affects their foreign holiday home/visit duration. Serves them right I am afraid and they have had ample time to prepare regarding residency papers but ignored that because of arrogance and being “british expats” when they are immigrants just like those trying to get across the channel.
That was how it was when we moved to France, savings were NOT taken into account for a carte de sèjour,only regular monthly income to the amount required for the number of family members if under 18 which was approx Ff5000/month back then. Savings are regarded as not a safe fallback because they can disappear overnight/spent on other things whereas monthly pensions and wages are constant and have social charges deducted etc. We started a business so once registered, we got our CDS immediately.
If you’re talking about applying before the cutoff date for WA residency, they only bought the house last year. You would think that they would have examined the regulations in Italy for residency though. Looks like they bought assuming it wouldn’t be a problem. Regardless of whether they voted for Brexit or not, they’re idiots for not checking before they bought.
Edit the address and add “https://12ft.io/” before the start of the url…
My sister just sent a caption asking if spanish people watch “A Place in the Pissing Rain” regarding english property for sale. Made me giggle
Seems that 51% of UK voting public of the 2016 may still not yet quite comprehend is that while they were shouting “Brexit means Brexit” they were not magically going to be having their cake and still able to eat it.
I’m afraid that the slim majority are getting all they deserved and the rest are suffering along for the ride. The UK pulling up the drawbridge to prevent immigration from EU works both ways. No good voting to cut immigrants from Europe into UK and then blithely expecting to be an immigrant granted all freedom and rights within the EU.
The iNews article takes self righteous indignation to new heights!
There is a Bexit forum I think?
They might be as rain fall and scorching temperature this summer are un precendented
I remember that the EU commission did a lot of work to produce a large number of documents, one for each of the areas where things would change for the Brits, outlining the consequences of Brexit. This one is about travel. It’s all clearly stated. I bet pretty well no-one, including the govt, read any of these documents. Everything still seems to be a huge surprise !
Like my ex manager, a civil servant never read more than the front page, dropped himself in it many times and yours trully and team to get him out of the do do.
Feel sorry for the authors really, spent days explaining how things would work only to find their work dismissed ant the opening chapters.
People like this never cease to amaze me.Another one who voted for Brexit and had no clue as to what he was voting for.
I wonder if the thinking is more flexible now. I had zero income but sufficient savings when I applied for my (EU family member) CdS in 2021. Interestingly the instructions from the French Ministry of the Interior to Prefectures suggest that the stated financial resources shown by an applicant should be divided by the monthly minimum level of income sought by the government to determine how many years they could support themselves (ie without being a burden on French social security).
I’m in a few Facebook groups related to living in France and the number of posts saying we’ve just bought a house in France or we’ve just sold our UK house to move to France, what do we do next, is amazing. My mind is regularly boggled.
I was watching an interview with Brit ex pats in Spain the other day. One voted for Brexit to curb immigration into the UK, while completely missing that he’d have to leave Spain every 90 days with nowhere to go. Another is sick and after his Brexit vote needs health insurance, but is uninsurable. Won’t be wasting much sympathy on either of them, I’m afraid. Same with these would-be Italian residents. Tough.
Another numbhead complaining brexshit voter. I hope his pathetic house crumbles and a plague of locusts descends on him.