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Are you a benefit fraud.. and living in Spain?

Old Dec 31st 2010, 11:51 am
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Originally Posted by steviedeluxe View Post
I can't comment on the city itself, but isn't it close to beautiful places like the Tamar valley, and places along the coast?
Its only 20 mins from Dartmoor as well, its still a craphole.
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Originally Posted by haydngj View Post
Whats all this bickering got to do with the thread?
Good point, I was puzzled last night....if you can't beat em join in
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Default Re: Are you a benefit fraud.. and living in Spain?

Let us get back on the thread. I have my heating allowance paid here in Spain and my xmas bonus paid,does that make be a benefit cheat?I lived in the UK for 68 years and paid all my dues and was luckey that I was only out of work for six weeks in all that time. My sick leaves where only taken when I had broken bones due to accidents at work and two opps,never took mondays off with a hangover. Yes I have been lucky. How many do you know that were off work with nothing wrong with them,extended hols and the such,is that not a benifit cheat?
Try shopping them
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Originally Posted by haydngj View Post
Try shopping them
Now thats a slippery slope.
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Old Dec 31st 2010, 3:14 pm
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Originally Posted by rugbymatt View Post
Now thats a slippery slope.
It should be made even slippier for them
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Old Dec 31st 2010, 3:24 pm
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It should be made even slippier for them
Thats not a society I want to be part of for sure.
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Old Dec 31st 2010, 3:54 pm
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I love Pembrokeshire and in fact it was our Plan A. Spain was actually Plan B.

In fact most of Wales takes a lot of beating.

May still get something there IF the Spanish market picks up.



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Default Re: Are you a benefit fraud.. and living in Spain?

Originally Posted by scampicat View Post
I love Pembrokeshire and in fact it was our Plan A. Spain was actually Plan B.

In fact most of Wales takes a lot of beating.

May still get something there IF the Spanish market picks up.



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Apparently we have moved on from that discussion.... but I agree, lovely place. We looked at a National Trust farm there a few years ago but decided that Devon would be a better option.... ha!
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Originally Posted by scampicat View Post
I love Pembrokeshire and in fact it was our Plan A. Spain was actually Plan B.

In fact most of Wales takes a lot of beating.

May still get something there IF the Spanish market picks up.

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Lots of people buying here from away, we are looking at a new build and loads are being bought by outsiders. English property prices buys you a lot of property here, and a lot more relaxed lifestyle. Just been out on the cliff path for my daily walk, the same cliffs featured in the video. Grey, cloudy, but enjoyable! Come and join us!
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Let's get back on topic please.
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Originally Posted by rugbymatt View Post
We looked at a National Trust farm there a few years ago but decided that Devon would be a better option.... ha!
Where in Pembrokeshire, which farm? They have quite a few here.

Whoops, sorry Fred! We overlapped!
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Old Dec 31st 2010, 4:13 pm
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Originally Posted by bobd22 View Post
It should be made even slippier for them
You'd turn grass?
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Old Dec 31st 2010, 4:26 pm
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You'd turn grass?
Yeah that worries me as well. Where do we stop?
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Yeah that worries me as well. Where do we stop?
There is a depressingly high % of the population I feel that would turn grass at the drop of a hat, especially if the person concerned were of a different religious, social or racial group.

Or didn't read the Daily Shite.
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Originally Posted by Fred James View Post
Let's get back on topic please.
Sorry, I posted before I realised that the thread was about benefit fraud! I thought it was one of the Spain-versus-UK ones!

On-topic now, I promise!

I would maybe 'grass' IF I was absolutely sure the person WAS fraudulently claiming Benefits AND I had already talked to them about it. Because they are not stealing from 'the Government', they are stealing from you and me and, just as importantly, making all genuine claimants suspect.

But I would have to think about it very seriously before I reported them. I would like to think that once they knew that I knew, they would stop claiming by themselves.

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