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British family relocated to Thailand a week before coronavirus closed down the island - now they’re homeless and without work

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5 minutes ago, Logosone said:

It's a bit of a nonsense, because all they have to give is a UK address. No ID cards, no registration of domicile in the UK. How would the NHS know? They don't send out anyone to check this.

 

Depends on which Trust and depends on what the treatment is.

 

Few stitches in A&E, bit of sticky tape, maybe. In for an operation, checks will be made.

 

First suspicion would be failure to provide GP details. 

 

May get picked up, maybe not. NHS criticized for being too lenient and not diligent enough. Which suggests there is and will be tightening ups.

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They could just provide details of their previous GP maybe?

 

With such a British looking family I'd be shocked if they'd be suspected and denied treatment.

 

They can just say "we moved".

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24 minutes ago, Mung said:

Not the smartest of moves 

Precisely, Old Bean.

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people; wake up, smell the coffee, and note the date 😉

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Just now, Logosone said:

But surely people move address in the UK? Why can't they just say they moved?

 

Before the NHS can enforce collecting fees they have to know that a person is not entitled to free care. How would the NHS know?

 

Of course they could just give details of their previous GP and the address of a parent.

 

Of course, lying is aimed at deceiving those that are asking the questions.

 

Would depend on what the illness, accident was and the kind of treatment needed. 

 

If they say moved they'd be asked for new address and previous GP. 

 

If they give a relative's address, they will still be asked for their GP. 

 

Obviously British citizens are less likely to arouse suspicion than foreigners and are therefore more likely to get away with lying. 

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42 minutes ago, MasterBaker said:

irresponsible and selfish parents. sorry, have no sympathy for them

As already mentioned, taking two kids to a country where they can't even communicate, nor will they have any friends, is purely insane.

 

 If they believe that they are in paradise because these guys had such a lovely and eventually drugged time on a holiday, they seem to have forgotten that living and holidaying in a country can't be the same.

 

Sorry, but Ko Phangan is well known for all sorts of drugs, and that would be the worst place for any kids to grow up.


 I do not think that anybody on the island was looking for a dive instructor. 

 

Pretty weird in times where others are trying to leave, they flew to Thailand. 

 

    

 

 

 

      

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3 minutes ago, Logosone said:

They could just provide details of their previous GP maybe?

 

With such a British looking family I'd be shocked if they'd be suspected and denied treatment.

 

They can just say "we moved".

 

No one is ever denied treatment. 

 

If they provide details of a previous GP then the GP won't lie about them no longer being registered. If they're still registered then they'll be o k on that the GP won't know.

 

The issue usually arises when the illness or problem is related to where they've been living and they need to disclose this to get the correct treatment. Flags then raised.

 

Then down to the NHS Staff involved and how they handle it. Some will turn a blind eye; other's won't, especially if it's obvious they've just nipped back to use the NHS.

 

No one, British or other, is ever denied treatment. 

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10 minutes ago, samsensam said:

 

people; wake up, smell the coffee, and note the date 😉

Maybe. But given the idiocy of some recent "stranded" traveler interviews, it is totally believable.

 

Daily Mail and Devon Online also with this (31st March).

 

https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/family-relocated-thailand-week-before-4003587

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How can they have spent all the proceeds from the sale of house and car ? Something just doesn't sound right

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7 minutes ago, Isaanbiker said:

As already mentioned, taking two kids to a country where they can't even communicate, nor will they have any friends, is purely insane.

 

 If they believe that they are in paradise because these guys had such a lovely and eventually drugged time on a holiday, they seem to have forgotten that living and holidaying in a country can't be the same.

 

Sorry, but Ko Phangan is well known for all sorts of drugs, and that would be the worst place for any kids to grow up.


 I do not think that anybody on the island was looking for a dive instructor. 

 

Pretty weird in times where others are trying to leave, they flew to Thailand. 

 

    

 

 

 

      

It's not insane. It's actually very good for children to experience different cultures and learn another language. There is no problem at all in Thailand with finding friends for kids. Plenty of kids from many countries.

 

There's no evidence they're drug addicts, Jesus Christ.

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2 minutes ago, Logosone said:

It's not insane. It's actually very good for children to experience different cultures and learn another language. There is no problem at all in Thailand with finding friends for kids. Plenty of kids from many countries.

 

There's no evidence they're drug addicts, Jesus Christ.

I didn't say that they are drug addicts. Unfortunately, are all druggies going to Ko Phangan. 

 

   And you really believe that growing up between all these people is good for kids? 

 

    

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1 minute ago, generealty said:

How can they have spent all the proceeds from the sale of house and car ? Something just doesn't sound right

My initial estimate of £250,000 was a bit conservative. The average house price in Devon is:

 

 £267,956

 

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/house-prices-in-Devon.html

 

If they had 90% financing they would have had to pay back a lot and there wouldn't be that much left.

 

It's possible they had only £20000 to £25000.

 

Not everyone can put a huge deposit in the UK.

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Just now, Isaanbiker said:

I didn't say that they are drug addicts. Unfortunately, are all druggies going to Ko Phangan. 

 

   And you really believe that growing up between all these people is good for kids? 

 

    

I definitely wouldn't have chosen a small island, personally. 

 

No place to get Black Forest ham.

 

But a beautiful Island with a house by the sea in Thailand? I could think of worse places...

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1 minute ago, Logosone said:

My initial estimate of £250,000 was a bit conservative. The average house price in Devon is:

 

 £267,956

 

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/house-prices-in-Devon.html

 

If they had 90% financing they would have had to pay back a lot and there wouldn't be that much left.

 

It's possible they had only £20000 to £25000.

 

Not everyone can put a huge deposit in the UK.

 

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/house-prices/exeter.html

 

Pure conjecture.

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