We have recently returned from a trip to England. The experience was good until we collected the hire car booked via Ryanair.
The authorities should make sure that all highway lanes are kept in tip-top condition and then we will have no excuse for not using the inside lane on motorways.
Like many expats who have retired, I enjoy golf, boules and randonnée, and my wife does Scottish dancing.
I was interested to read in the August issue of Connexion that people approaching 70 should apply to exchange their UK driving licence for a French one. Good luck with that.
The UK government’s willingness to accept a no-deal solution shows that they are moved by irresponsible considerations.
We have received a lot of feedback from readers querying the lack of the international edition of The Daily Telegraph in France this summer.
Your editor’s note (August issue) quotes a UK Department of Health spokesman as saying: “Someone moving to France with the intention of remaining there permanently will no longer be entitled to use a UK Ehic in France…”
Thanks to all who came up with ideas after our newsletter call for suggestions of French expressions that have passed into English and kept the same meaning.
In 1972, road deaths in France exceeded 16,500. By 2018, bearing in mind more cars on more and faster roads, the figure (dependant on which source you use) is 3,488.
I read with interest Mr Stolworthy’s letter “Leave us to our decision” (see August issue) in which he mentions that his decision in 2016 was “made after a great deal of research” and that “on every measure and comparison, the UK far outstrips the EU…”
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