Living under the radar in Europe

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Living under the radar in Europe

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They estimate 100000 brits are living in Spain under the radar. That's a lot of people.
It surely cannot be that bad in France.
Spain in not quite ready as are a few other EU countries
to get Brits registered after December


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The good news is, only about half of them have outstanding warrants.
Gone to better place, which, quite frankly, could be anywhere.

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mysty wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:46 pm
They estimate 100000 brits are living in Spain under the radar. That's a lot of people.
It surely cannot be that bad in France.
It is - 99999 of them use our local supermarket as a car park... :D :D

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Hal wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:17 pm
mysty wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:46 pm
They estimate 100000 brits are living in Spain under the radar. That's a lot of people.
It surely cannot be that bad in France.
It is - 99999 of them use our local supermarket as a car park... :D :D
Must be a hell of a job finding the baked bean section if the aisles are full of cars. ;)

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That is where they are all parked.. :D

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Petrol fumes and baked beans:-

“I love the smell of napalm in the morning". :shock:

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I was with such a couple yesterday and we have taken them on as a gardening client because they're now having to move back to the UK.

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Usually the first clue is British registered cars running around off season. Vans are even more obvious.
The local mayor here once told me that they do know who is legit and who is not and will perhaps have a purge after the end of the year. But doubtless départements will vary.
What irritates them more, he said is those who work on the black. If French unemployment increases there may be a spate of folk being reported but I guess if it stays amongst expats and if there are no obvious vehicles present then it should be ok. Those doing major conversion or visible repair work are the most obvious targets which is what happened in the Vendée.

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I get so angry about UK cars with no CT/MOT that are uninsured and often driven by pillocks (and pilockesses) that if Brexit manages to force all these idiots to go back to the UK I will be happy. May they gorge themselves on baked beans and rot there.

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Catrose wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:00 pm
I get so angry about UK cars with no CT/MOT that are uninsured and often driven by pillocks (and pilockesses) that if Brexit manages to force all these idiots to go back to the UK I will be happy. May they gorge themselves on baked beans and rot there.
I do hope you're not tarring all baked bean eaters with the same brush.
We've lived here for 17 years, are proud holders of CdS , pay all of our dues, drive fully complient lhd cars purchased in France & love baked beans. :lol:

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