are quite a few pensioners in France
and beyond, who need the money.
They went to France
when the £ was strong; and when they got a reasonable return on bank and
building society savings. They came
to enjoy more space in cheaper housing than was possible in the UK.
They had the guts to appreciate another culture. They might have thought that the climate
would be better and generally it is so with clearer skies and longer
winter days. But they found that winter
temperatures were colder, though winter may be shorter. If they came here more than 15 years ago
the WFP did not exist. When Gordon
Brown introduced this old-age benefit, they were at first excluded. As time has passed, they find the £ has
shrunk in value; interest on British savings has dwindled to almost zero;
inflation has risen; taxation of income and property in France
has risen. .
If they wanted to change their British Bank or Building Society because the banks have bust, they couldn’t and still can’t.
- The European Commission is on our side. Without it, we would be at the mercy of an uninterested, even antagonistic British Government The EU Commission encourages Britons to be good citizens of Europe. Many British politicians do not just ignore us, they dislike us. This attitude is encouraged by parts of the British media which have long been anti!
- It was the EU Commission who forced the hand of the UK to pay the WFP to all. Now the British Government want to cut it away again by using deceitful , dishonest fiddling with statistics.
- Some Britons Abroad are fighting back, and have always done so, but till now have been few in number.
- Here is two exchanges between one of us and the Civil Service in the Department of Works and Pensions.