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4 hours ago, madmen said:

Yes because it was much better leaving it in the UK and watch it fall off a cliff

Nothing has fallen off any cliffs. Well Thailand I suppose.  Driven to hell in a handcart more like. Thats why the military goverment need our hard currency locked into the thai financial system.

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35 minutes ago, sunnyboy2018 said:

Nothing has fallen off any cliffs

You sure? as an expat your currency is killing you

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52 minutes ago, sunnyboy2018 said:

Thats why the military goverment need our hard currency

I guess you couldn't find the sarcasm emoticon.

 

Our HARD currency 5555555

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15 hours ago, madmen said:

You sure? as an expat your currency is killing you

They were talking about money savings in the UK .

 

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44 minutes ago, Scot123 said:

The new immigration rules which were brought in (around about February 2019 states you require "Retirement visa" 800,000baht in your bank account for 3 months before renewal and must remain for 3 months after renewal. You may use 400,000baht of this over the next 6 months but again 3 months prior to renewal 800,000baht has to be in your account. So if you are not doing this it begs the question why?

In my personal case because I am Belgian. 

 

No money needed in a Thai bank, no 65000 needed to be transferred monthly to Thailand. 

 

Happy with this system since 2000.

 

Of course it can change tomorrow, hence the need to have a plan B, even C. 

 

And if you are American, Australian, British, things are not that easy. 

 

 

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3 hours ago, sunnyboy2018 said:

Nonsense. Morocco,  Tunisia,  Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya  Iran, Iraq are not ex British colonies. Those are the places most illegal immigrants are coming from. If Indians etc have relatives here they can settle in the UK quite easily.

Strictly speaking, true. However Ethiopia, Libya, Iran and Iraq were all occupied by the UK for some periods during the 20th Century, leaving behind their language and a certain level of familiarity with UK culture. As a result, somewhat natural when you become a refugee that you would seek a country you know something about.

 

As for 'most' illegal immigrants coming from those countries, not true either. Most come from south of the Sahara, and the only countries that make the list for over 20,000 migrants are Iran, Iraq and Libya. Of course data is somewhat opaque and illegal migrants also become legal ones. The only non-European countries who make up the top 10 for migrants are India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nigeria. Libya is number 60 on the list.

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8 hours ago, Mansell said:

Clothes cheaper there than here.....where were you shopping here? I can buy shorts for a hundred baht.....shirts for two hundred.....sandals for eight hundred......and I checked out M and S here, I won't be shopping there any time soon.

You can get that stuff for around half that if you shopped in Primark.

 

2 hours ago, luckyluke said:

And if you are American, Australian, British, things are not that easy. 

I dunno, think I'd rather tough it out with the hassle than be one of those non-country Belgiums. :tongue:. Only joking, you guys do do beer pretty well. 

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Ok UK despite ball-aching rules n regs and politics. Dunno about now, but you just cannot beat the ease of living in Muang Thai and associated quality of life (girls aside). Personally think driving in the UK sucks. Alright roads and motorways can't be beat, but elsewhere too many slow old duffers and twatish BMW tailgaters, and the profusion of roadworks (often closed for minor issues) is uncanny.

 

Of women, though not to drag the thread down, there does seem to be a hint of rotund, feminist entitlement. Let's face it, Asian women are just nicer, for the most part.

 

Of the thing that one is not to mention lest they be considered racist/insensitive/old fashioned etc, the PC inclusivity is incessant, unrelenting (esp TV ads) and extremely cringeworthy. Returnees will struggle to not notice.

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Something is making them risk their lives and those of their families, to try and cross the Channel to the UK, when they are already safe in France.

regards worgeordie

 

 

I was replying to a poster who said to come to the UK as an illegal immigrant, because you get a free house, money from the government, a free pass for everything you need. I asked for evidence of this. Sent from my SM-G920F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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