WHENEVER a footballer or a city banker drives his posh car out of a side turning and into the path of a family’s people carrier, there’s always an outcry. We are told that he should be arrested, beaten up in the cells, charged with attempted murder then sentenced to five million years in jail. However, when it’s Phil The Greek, the reaction is a bit different. The Queen is likely to be 'annoyed' at Prince Philip after car crash says royal expert Ingrid Seward We ignore the women and the baby in the people carrier and sit back in wide-eyed wonderment that a 97-year-old man can simply walk away after rolling his Land Rover. Normally, only Richard Hammond can do that. And then we take to social media to say he must be made from granite and that he’ll never die. And that the entire nation should sink to its knees and thank God that he was spared. Yes, well, while I’m very glad that no one was seriously hurt, I’m afraid my reaction was: “What the … [Read more...] about It’s madness that Prince Philip, 97, is driving and families should make sure ‘motorists over 70 are still capable’
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UK driving licences may no longer be valid in the EU after a no-deal Brexit. Here is what may happen should Britain crash out of the union without making arrangements. Will UK driving licences be valid in Europe after Brexit? After a no-deal Brexit UK drivers may have to get an international driving permit if they want to drive in some European countries. On January 14 the Government quietly announced released new guidance today warning Brits their current driving licences will be useless on the continent in a No Deal scenario. The department said: "If you are a UK licence holder living in the EU you should exchange your UK driving licence for a local EU driving licence before 29 March 2019. "From that date, in the event that there is no EU exit deal, you may have to pass a driving test in the EU country you live in to be able to carry on driving there. "You should consider exchanging your UK driving licence for an EU driving licence as soon as possible. There are around … [Read more...] about Will UK driving licences be valid in Europe after Brexit and what’s an International Driving Permit?
The uncertainty surrounding Brexit has many Brits living in Italy worried. Here's our guide to what you need to think about before the UK leaves the EU in March 2019. As we count down the months to the UK’s official departure from the EU, the British public remains divided on how it will affect our future. For British expats living in Italy, the uncertainty and lack of specific information surrounding Brexit is causing many to worry about what they need to do before March 29th, 2019. To help Brits in Italy best protect their rights and safeguard their financial interests, both in Britain and their country of residence, The Local has consulted immigration lawyers, financial experts and expats to create the following guidance to help you prepare for Brexit. An expat's view: 'There will almost certainly be a bureaucratic nightmare' Christopher Namurach, founder and director of The Business End, a company that provides language services to Italian businesses, moved to Rome … [Read more...] about A Brexit checklist for Brits in Italy
ALL British airlines’ flights to the EU could be grounded under a no deal Brexit, the government last night warned. Under the final tranche of 23 technical notices for businesses and individuals to prepare for the cliff edge scenario next March, ministers admit European governments would have to agree bilateral deals with the UK to keep air space open again. And flights to 17 non-EU countries - including the US, Canada, Switzerland and Iceland, could also be thrown into jeopardy under a no deal because they currently operate due to the UK being an EU member. Government guidance published yesterday only stated that it expects “replacement arrangements” to be in place before we exit next March. Other major travel disruption would include haulage companies needing new permits to cross the channel, restrictions imposed on the size of trailers, coach trips would be put in jeopardy as operators may be banned and pets would need microchips and Rabies jabs 21 days in advance. … [Read more...] about All UK flights to EU countries could be grounded under a No Deal Brexit, Government warns
UK driving licence may not be valid in EU after a no-deal Brexit, according to a Government report. Here is what may happen should the Britain crashes out of the union without making arrangements. Will UK driving licences be valid in Europe after Brexit? After a no-deal Brexit UK drivers may have to get an international driving permit if they want to drive in some European countries. The Government says following March 2019 "your driving licence may no longer be valid by itself" on the EU roads. This emerged in September when the latest no-deal planning papers were published. What is an International Driving Permit? If British licences are no longer recognised after the Brexit deal is signed, drivers will be forced to purchase an International Driving Permit (IDP), which would allow them to drive in the EU for up to 12 months. Recommended for around 140 countries worldwide, the IDP is recognised by the 1949 Geneva Convention on Road Traffic and acts as temporary proof of driving … [Read more...] about Will UK driving licences be valid in Europe after Brexit and what is an International Driving Permit?