York dad in coma could be flown home from Thailand

Chris Moulds is still in a coma in intensive care

Chris Moulds is still in a coma in intensive care

Chris Moulds and his wife Alice

Chris Moulds and his son Nicolas

Chris Moulds and his son Nicholas

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A DAD-OF-TWO from York who was left in a coma after a horrific motorbike crash in Thailand could be flown home soon after his family raised thousands of pounds.

Chris Moulds, 39, has been in a coma in intensive care since his accident six weeks ago near Pattaya.

He moved to the country with his wife Alice and their two children Nicholas, five, and 17-month-old Isobel last year.

As the former Tadcaster Grammar School pupil did not have medical insurance, his treatment is a huge drain on his family's finances and is costing them £1,000 a day.

An appeal to raise £30,000 - the cost of getting Chris back to England - has already raised more than £16,000.

His mother Sandra Harper, 63, who lives in Driffield, is currently with the family in Thailand, and hopes his wife and children, who do not have British passports, can be brought to the UK so they can be better supported as Chris recovers .

She said: "He is showing signs of improvement every day, the good things like he recognises when we speak his name. I'm still trying to get visas and documents ready to bring my grandchildren and daughter-in-law home.

"Although the British Embassy are helping us, an emergency visa will still take two weeks.

"As far as Chris is concerned - he is slowly coming back to us."

Chris was born at Westow Croft outside Malton and lived in Huby near Easingwold, then Copmanthorpe, and attended Tadcaster Grammar School.

Before moving to Thailand he lived in China, where he met Alice, who he married six years ago.

His sister Angela Bean said: "The money people have given will make a massive difference to our lives. This is a huge disaster for our family."

She added: "My mum has now returned to Thailand to be with my brother and his wife and children, hoping every day he will wake up. But we dare to dream and where there is breath there is hope."

Anyone wishing to donate to help bring Chris home from Thailand can do so via their funds4us page http://funds4us.co.uk/campaigns/please-help-get-my-son-home-from-thailand-2/

The Facebook campaign page is called Please Help Bring My Son Home From Thailand.

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11:48am Mon 12 May 14

Pinza-C55 says...

I don't understand what has gone wrong with this country. This should have been paid for by the government, immediately.
I don't understand what has gone wrong with this country. This should have been paid for by the government, immediately. Pinza-C55
  • Score: 1

11:51am Mon 12 May 14

York2000 says...

Pinza-C55 I'm afraid our government does not care about us normal folk. They bend over backwards for the richest however. Sad state of affairs.
Pinza-C55 I'm afraid our government does not care about us normal folk. They bend over backwards for the richest however. Sad state of affairs. York2000
  • Score: 9

11:57am Mon 12 May 14

CHISSY1 says...

York2000 wrote:
Pinza-C55 I'm afraid our government does not care about us normal folk. They bend over backwards for the richest however. Sad state of affairs.
They also bend over backwards to send billions abroad.
[quote][p][bold]York2000[/bold] wrote: Pinza-C55 I'm afraid our government does not care about us normal folk. They bend over backwards for the richest however. Sad state of affairs.[/p][/quote]They also bend over backwards to send billions abroad. CHISSY1
  • Score: -4

1:00pm Mon 12 May 14

dsom73 says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
York2000 wrote:
Pinza-C55 I'm afraid our government does not care about us normal folk. They bend over backwards for the richest however. Sad state of affairs.
They also bend over backwards to send billions abroad.
And they bend over forwards for each other
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]York2000[/bold] wrote: Pinza-C55 I'm afraid our government does not care about us normal folk. They bend over backwards for the richest however. Sad state of affairs.[/p][/quote]They also bend over backwards to send billions abroad.[/p][/quote]And they bend over forwards for each other dsom73
  • Score: 9

1:07pm Mon 12 May 14

Ichabod76 says...

Pinza-C55 wrote:
I don't understand what has gone wrong with this country. This should have been paid for by the government, immediately.
Why should the government have paid ?

the former Tadcaster Grammar School pupil did not have medical insurance

He moved to the country with his wife Alice and their two children Nicholas, five, and 17-month-old Isobel last year.
Before moving to Thailand he lived in China, where he met Alice, who he married six years ago.


I feel bad for Chris and his family But he had chosen to live abroad with no medical insurance
Thats not the british governments fault or responsibility.
[quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: I don't understand what has gone wrong with this country. This should have been paid for by the government, immediately.[/p][/quote]Why should the government have paid ? the former Tadcaster Grammar School pupil did not have medical insurance He moved to the country with his wife Alice and their two children Nicholas, five, and 17-month-old Isobel last year. Before moving to Thailand he lived in China, where he met Alice, who he married six years ago. I feel bad for Chris and his family But he had chosen to live abroad with no medical insurance Thats not the british governments fault or responsibility. Ichabod76
  • Score: 64

1:33pm Mon 12 May 14

Big Bad Wolf says...

Ichabod76 wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
I don't understand what has gone wrong with this country. This should have been paid for by the government, immediately.
Why should the government have paid ?

the former Tadcaster Grammar School pupil did not have medical insurance

He moved to the country with his wife Alice and their two children Nicholas, five, and 17-month-old Isobel last year.
Before moving to Thailand he lived in China, where he met Alice, who he married six years ago.


I feel bad for Chris and his family But he had chosen to live abroad with no medical insurance
Thats not the british governments fault or responsibility.
I agree, if it were the responsibility of the government why would anyone bother taking medical insurance?
[quote][p][bold]Ichabod76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: I don't understand what has gone wrong with this country. This should have been paid for by the government, immediately.[/p][/quote]Why should the government have paid ? the former Tadcaster Grammar School pupil did not have medical insurance He moved to the country with his wife Alice and their two children Nicholas, five, and 17-month-old Isobel last year. Before moving to Thailand he lived in China, where he met Alice, who he married six years ago. I feel bad for Chris and his family But he had chosen to live abroad with no medical insurance Thats not the british governments fault or responsibility.[/p][/quote]I agree, if it were the responsibility of the government why would anyone bother taking medical insurance? Big Bad Wolf
  • Score: 38

2:26pm Mon 12 May 14

bill bailey says...

Big Bad Wolf wrote:
Ichabod76 wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
I don't understand what has gone wrong with this country. This should have been paid for by the government, immediately.
Why should the government have paid ?

the former Tadcaster Grammar School pupil did not have medical insurance

He moved to the country with his wife Alice and their two children Nicholas, five, and 17-month-old Isobel last year.
Before moving to Thailand he lived in China, where he met Alice, who he married six years ago.


I feel bad for Chris and his family But he had chosen to live abroad with no medical insurance
Thats not the british governments fault or responsibility.
I agree, if it were the responsibility of the government why would anyone bother taking medical insurance?
I Agree , this guy choose to go and live elsewhere end of story, it jars me off when they get in trouble they come running home or want US to pick up the pieces, sad it might be sometimes it has to be said like it or not.
[quote][p][bold]Big Bad Wolf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ichabod76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: I don't understand what has gone wrong with this country. This should have been paid for by the government, immediately.[/p][/quote]Why should the government have paid ? the former Tadcaster Grammar School pupil did not have medical insurance He moved to the country with his wife Alice and their two children Nicholas, five, and 17-month-old Isobel last year. Before moving to Thailand he lived in China, where he met Alice, who he married six years ago. I feel bad for Chris and his family But he had chosen to live abroad with no medical insurance Thats not the british governments fault or responsibility.[/p][/quote]I agree, if it were the responsibility of the government why would anyone bother taking medical insurance?[/p][/quote]I Agree , this guy choose to go and live elsewhere end of story, it jars me off when they get in trouble they come running home or want US to pick up the pieces, sad it might be sometimes it has to be said like it or not. bill bailey
  • Score: 38

2:45pm Mon 12 May 14

York2000 says...

In reply to - bill bailey - It doesn't have to be said on an article about the guy, which will be read by family and friends. But, you are another one of the group of people on this website who post unpleasant comments without stopping and thinking. Mostly it's over on the political articles, but recently it's spilling over on to all articles.

For a while I've been growing tired of the spite and negativity that has polluted our local newspaper website. Actually, you've helped me make decision. Your comment it the final straw. I've deleted the Press from my bookmarks and I am not going to look at the website anymore.

I have always been proud to be from York, which I thought was a tolerant place with decent people who look out for each other. But, the local newspaper website is full of arguing, hate and at times abuse. I do hope things will change, it's not good for readers who want a positive local news site showcasing the best of our city.

So - This is my last post and last time I look at this website. BYE!
In reply to - bill bailey - It doesn't have to be said on an article about the guy, which will be read by family and friends. But, you are another one of the group of people on this website who post unpleasant comments without stopping and thinking. Mostly it's over on the political articles, but recently it's spilling over on to all articles. For a while I've been growing tired of the spite and negativity that has polluted our local newspaper website. Actually, you've helped me make decision. Your comment it the final straw. I've deleted the Press from my bookmarks and I am not going to look at the website anymore. I have always been proud to be from York, which I thought was a tolerant place with decent people who look out for each other. But, the local newspaper website is full of arguing, hate and at times abuse. I do hope things will change, it's not good for readers who want a positive local news site showcasing the best of our city. So - This is my last post and last time I look at this website. BYE! York2000
  • Score: -11

4:05pm Mon 12 May 14

bill bailey says...

York2000 wrote:
In reply to - bill bailey - It doesn't have to be said on an article about the guy, which will be read by family and friends. But, you are another one of the group of people on this website who post unpleasant comments without stopping and thinking. Mostly it's over on the political articles, but recently it's spilling over on to all articles.

For a while I've been growing tired of the spite and negativity that has polluted our local newspaper website. Actually, you've helped me make decision. Your comment it the final straw. I've deleted the Press from my bookmarks and I am not going to look at the website anymore.

I have always been proud to be from York, which I thought was a tolerant place with decent people who look out for each other. But, the local newspaper website is full of arguing, hate and at times abuse. I do hope things will change, it's not good for readers who want a positive local news site showcasing the best of our city.

So - This is my last post and last time I look at this website. BYE!
YOU HAVE PROOVED MY POINT . I guess there are those that will say after your comment your contributions wont be missed , Its the first I have read therefore I for one wont miss them. I will add im not unfeeling towards his family. but people walk away from Britain for many reasons but are glad to return for treatment on the NHS when things go wrong health wise, some wont the best of both worlds when others pick up the tab, I hope all will be well for him and he will be able to return to the country from whence he came.
[quote][p][bold]York2000[/bold] wrote: In reply to - bill bailey - It doesn't have to be said on an article about the guy, which will be read by family and friends. But, you are another one of the group of people on this website who post unpleasant comments without stopping and thinking. Mostly it's over on the political articles, but recently it's spilling over on to all articles. For a while I've been growing tired of the spite and negativity that has polluted our local newspaper website. Actually, you've helped me make decision. Your comment it the final straw. I've deleted the Press from my bookmarks and I am not going to look at the website anymore. I have always been proud to be from York, which I thought was a tolerant place with decent people who look out for each other. But, the local newspaper website is full of arguing, hate and at times abuse. I do hope things will change, it's not good for readers who want a positive local news site showcasing the best of our city. So - This is my last post and last time I look at this website. BYE![/p][/quote]YOU HAVE PROOVED MY POINT . I guess there are those that will say after your comment your contributions wont be missed , Its the first I have read therefore I for one wont miss them. I will add im not unfeeling towards his family. but people walk away from Britain for many reasons but are glad to return for treatment on the NHS when things go wrong health wise, some wont the best of both worlds when others pick up the tab, I hope all will be well for him and he will be able to return to the country from whence he came. bill bailey
  • Score: 13

4:06pm Mon 12 May 14

Pinza-C55 says...

To the previous posters - he is a British citizen and he is in a COMA. Maybe I am old fashioned but I remember a time when being "British" meant we looked after our own rather than letting them suffer and die abroad.
If you don't understand that I am afraid I cannot explain it any better.
To the previous posters - he is a British citizen and he is in a COMA. Maybe I am old fashioned but I remember a time when being "British" meant we looked after our own rather than letting them suffer and die abroad. If you don't understand that I am afraid I cannot explain it any better. Pinza-C55
  • Score: -14

4:34pm Mon 12 May 14

TheTruthHurts says...

As with most of the comment threads you are all kind of right in some way.

York2000 you are right it doesnt have to be said but the first few comments are obviously a bit knee jerk without having any real understanding of this type of situation.

Bill Bailey is right if you are living in another country then Medical insurance is a total necessity without it you just got to hope that your family and friends have deep pockets.

It is unfortunate and of course I have every sympathy for his family who must be trapped in a nightmare at the moment. But as a grown up man with children he took that decision not to have insurance.

The best thing is to keep raising awareness and keep raising the funds, and hopefully Chris will be back as soon as.
As with most of the comment threads you are all kind of right in some way. York2000 you are right it doesnt have to be said but the first few comments are obviously a bit knee jerk without having any real understanding of this type of situation. Bill Bailey is right if you are living in another country then Medical insurance is a total necessity without it you just got to hope that your family and friends have deep pockets. It is unfortunate and of course I have every sympathy for his family who must be trapped in a nightmare at the moment. But as a grown up man with children he took that decision not to have insurance. The best thing is to keep raising awareness and keep raising the funds, and hopefully Chris will be back as soon as. TheTruthHurts
  • Score: 13

4:37pm Mon 12 May 14

Omega Point says...

I find myself in the middle ground here. Ordinarily people or family should meet the cost in the case of lack of insurance. What does having insurance mean when you actually live abroad rather than just go on holiday, I do not know.
It is just the severity of this particular case I suppose that makes me feel sympathetic
I find myself in the middle ground here. Ordinarily people or family should meet the cost in the case of lack of insurance. What does having insurance mean when you actually live abroad rather than just go on holiday, I do not know. It is just the severity of this particular case I suppose that makes me feel sympathetic Omega Point
  • Score: 6

5:07pm Mon 12 May 14

Ichabod76 says...

Pinza-C55 wrote:
To the previous posters - he is a British citizen and he is in a COMA. Maybe I am old fashioned but I remember a time when being "British" meant we looked after our own rather than letting them suffer and die abroad.
If you don't understand that I am afraid I cannot explain it any better.
Then we can assume you have donated ?

http://funds4us.co.u
k/campaigns/please-h
elp-get-my-son-home-
from-thailand-2/
[quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: To the previous posters - he is a British citizen and he is in a COMA. Maybe I am old fashioned but I remember a time when being "British" meant we looked after our own rather than letting them suffer and die abroad. If you don't understand that I am afraid I cannot explain it any better.[/p][/quote]Then we can assume you have donated ? http://funds4us.co.u k/campaigns/please-h elp-get-my-son-home- from-thailand-2/ Ichabod76
  • Score: 5

6:02pm Mon 12 May 14

inthesticks says...

bill bailey wrote:
York2000 wrote:
In reply to - bill bailey - It doesn't have to be said on an article about the guy, which will be read by family and friends. But, you are another one of the group of people on this website who post unpleasant comments without stopping and thinking. Mostly it's over on the political articles, but recently it's spilling over on to all articles.

For a while I've been growing tired of the spite and negativity that has polluted our local newspaper website. Actually, you've helped me make decision. Your comment it the final straw. I've deleted the Press from my bookmarks and I am not going to look at the website anymore.

I have always been proud to be from York, which I thought was a tolerant place with decent people who look out for each other. But, the local newspaper website is full of arguing, hate and at times abuse. I do hope things will change, it's not good for readers who want a positive local news site showcasing the best of our city.

So - This is my last post and last time I look at this website. BYE!
YOU HAVE PROOVED MY POINT . I guess there are those that will say after your comment your contributions wont be missed , Its the first I have read therefore I for one wont miss them. I will add im not unfeeling towards his family. but people walk away from Britain for many reasons but are glad to return for treatment on the NHS when things go wrong health wise, some wont the best of both worlds when others pick up the tab, I hope all will be well for him and he will be able to return to the country from whence he came.
This is absolutely tragic, heart wrenching and non of us would wish it on anyone. However, as upsetting as these pictures are, a young healthy person could probably get insurance for around £50 a year, so I have to agree with bill bailey. I have told several people who don`t bother with insurance when abroad that if the worst happens they are looking at selling their house to get back.
Without the NHS safety net we are ******, take note.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]York2000[/bold] wrote: In reply to - bill bailey - It doesn't have to be said on an article about the guy, which will be read by family and friends. But, you are another one of the group of people on this website who post unpleasant comments without stopping and thinking. Mostly it's over on the political articles, but recently it's spilling over on to all articles. For a while I've been growing tired of the spite and negativity that has polluted our local newspaper website. Actually, you've helped me make decision. Your comment it the final straw. I've deleted the Press from my bookmarks and I am not going to look at the website anymore. I have always been proud to be from York, which I thought was a tolerant place with decent people who look out for each other. But, the local newspaper website is full of arguing, hate and at times abuse. I do hope things will change, it's not good for readers who want a positive local news site showcasing the best of our city. So - This is my last post and last time I look at this website. BYE![/p][/quote]YOU HAVE PROOVED MY POINT . I guess there are those that will say after your comment your contributions wont be missed , Its the first I have read therefore I for one wont miss them. I will add im not unfeeling towards his family. but people walk away from Britain for many reasons but are glad to return for treatment on the NHS when things go wrong health wise, some wont the best of both worlds when others pick up the tab, I hope all will be well for him and he will be able to return to the country from whence he came.[/p][/quote]This is absolutely tragic, heart wrenching and non of us would wish it on anyone. However, as upsetting as these pictures are, a young healthy person could probably get insurance for around £50 a year, so I have to agree with bill bailey. I have told several people who don`t bother with insurance when abroad that if the worst happens they are looking at selling their house to get back. Without the NHS safety net we are ******, take note. inthesticks
  • Score: 14

7:04pm Mon 12 May 14

bill bailey says...

inthesticks wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
York2000 wrote:
In reply to - bill bailey - It doesn't have to be said on an article about the guy, which will be read by family and friends. But, you are another one of the group of people on this website who post unpleasant comments without stopping and thinking. Mostly it's over on the political articles, but recently it's spilling over on to all articles.

For a while I've been growing tired of the spite and negativity that has polluted our local newspaper website. Actually, you've helped me make decision. Your comment it the final straw. I've deleted the Press from my bookmarks and I am not going to look at the website anymore.

I have always been proud to be from York, which I thought was a tolerant place with decent people who look out for each other. But, the local newspaper website is full of arguing, hate and at times abuse. I do hope things will change, it's not good for readers who want a positive local news site showcasing the best of our city.

So - This is my last post and last time I look at this website. BYE!
YOU HAVE PROOVED MY POINT . I guess there are those that will say after your comment your contributions wont be missed , Its the first I have read therefore I for one wont miss them. I will add im not unfeeling towards his family. but people walk away from Britain for many reasons but are glad to return for treatment on the NHS when things go wrong health wise, some wont the best of both worlds when others pick up the tab, I hope all will be well for him and he will be able to return to the country from whence he came.
This is absolutely tragic, heart wrenching and non of us would wish it on anyone. However, as upsetting as these pictures are, a young healthy person could probably get insurance for around £50 a year, so I have to agree with bill bailey. I have told several people who don`t bother with insurance when abroad that if the worst happens they are looking at selling their house to get back.
Without the NHS safety net we are ******, take note.
Yes you are 100% right.. Too many of us take our responibilities too lightly .I spent the last 15 yrs of my working life in the Insurance field, the last 5 investigating Fraud, I can tell you the misery that hit families through lack of insurance across the board was and is massive .I'm not on here trying to flog
the obvious ,it should be obvious .People spend a grand on a holiday but cant find as you say £50 to have peace of mind. THEY ARE PLAIN STUPID.
[quote][p][bold]inthesticks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]York2000[/bold] wrote: In reply to - bill bailey - It doesn't have to be said on an article about the guy, which will be read by family and friends. But, you are another one of the group of people on this website who post unpleasant comments without stopping and thinking. Mostly it's over on the political articles, but recently it's spilling over on to all articles. For a while I've been growing tired of the spite and negativity that has polluted our local newspaper website. Actually, you've helped me make decision. Your comment it the final straw. I've deleted the Press from my bookmarks and I am not going to look at the website anymore. I have always been proud to be from York, which I thought was a tolerant place with decent people who look out for each other. But, the local newspaper website is full of arguing, hate and at times abuse. I do hope things will change, it's not good for readers who want a positive local news site showcasing the best of our city. So - This is my last post and last time I look at this website. BYE![/p][/quote]YOU HAVE PROOVED MY POINT . I guess there are those that will say after your comment your contributions wont be missed , Its the first I have read therefore I for one wont miss them. I will add im not unfeeling towards his family. but people walk away from Britain for many reasons but are glad to return for treatment on the NHS when things go wrong health wise, some wont the best of both worlds when others pick up the tab, I hope all will be well for him and he will be able to return to the country from whence he came.[/p][/quote]This is absolutely tragic, heart wrenching and non of us would wish it on anyone. However, as upsetting as these pictures are, a young healthy person could probably get insurance for around £50 a year, so I have to agree with bill bailey. I have told several people who don`t bother with insurance when abroad that if the worst happens they are looking at selling their house to get back. Without the NHS safety net we are ******, take note.[/p][/quote]Yes you are 100% right.. Too many of us take our responibilities too lightly .I spent the last 15 yrs of my working life in the Insurance field, the last 5 investigating Fraud, I can tell you the misery that hit families through lack of insurance across the board was and is massive .I'm not on here trying to flog the obvious ,it should be obvious .People spend a grand on a holiday but cant find as you say £50 to have peace of mind. THEY ARE PLAIN STUPID. bill bailey
  • Score: 9

7:31pm Mon 12 May 14

JHardacre says...

bill bailey wrote:
inthesticks wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
York2000 wrote:
In reply to - bill bailey - It doesn't have to be said on an article about the guy, which will be read by family and friends. But, you are another one of the group of people on this website who post unpleasant comments without stopping and thinking. Mostly it's over on the political articles, but recently it's spilling over on to all articles.

For a while I've been growing tired of the spite and negativity that has polluted our local newspaper website. Actually, you've helped me make decision. Your comment it the final straw. I've deleted the Press from my bookmarks and I am not going to look at the website anymore.

I have always been proud to be from York, which I thought was a tolerant place with decent people who look out for each other. But, the local newspaper website is full of arguing, hate and at times abuse. I do hope things will change, it's not good for readers who want a positive local news site showcasing the best of our city.

So - This is my last post and last time I look at this website. BYE!
YOU HAVE PROOVED MY POINT . I guess there are those that will say after your comment your contributions wont be missed , Its the first I have read therefore I for one wont miss them. I will add im not unfeeling towards his family. but people walk away from Britain for many reasons but are glad to return for treatment on the NHS when things go wrong health wise, some wont the best of both worlds when others pick up the tab, I hope all will be well for him and he will be able to return to the country from whence he came.
This is absolutely tragic, heart wrenching and non of us would wish it on anyone. However, as upsetting as these pictures are, a young healthy person could probably get insurance for around £50 a year, so I have to agree with bill bailey. I have told several people who don`t bother with insurance when abroad that if the worst happens they are looking at selling their house to get back.
Without the NHS safety net we are ******, take note.
Yes you are 100% right.. Too many of us take our responibilities too lightly .I spent the last 15 yrs of my working life in the Insurance field, the last 5 investigating Fraud, I can tell you the misery that hit families through lack of insurance across the board was and is massive .I'm not on here trying to flog
the obvious ,it should be obvious .People spend a grand on a holiday but cant find as you say £50 to have peace of mind. THEY ARE PLAIN STUPID.
Except he wasn't on holiday - he lives there so holiday insurance isn't relevant. What is relevant is that when one lives abroad one makes provision for ones own medical expenses. Expecting to be flown half way around the world at tax payers expense does not come under the heading of making one's own provision. If his family want to pay that is entirely up to them and not really an issue to be reported in any newspaper.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]inthesticks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]York2000[/bold] wrote: In reply to - bill bailey - It doesn't have to be said on an article about the guy, which will be read by family and friends. But, you are another one of the group of people on this website who post unpleasant comments without stopping and thinking. Mostly it's over on the political articles, but recently it's spilling over on to all articles. For a while I've been growing tired of the spite and negativity that has polluted our local newspaper website. Actually, you've helped me make decision. Your comment it the final straw. I've deleted the Press from my bookmarks and I am not going to look at the website anymore. I have always been proud to be from York, which I thought was a tolerant place with decent people who look out for each other. But, the local newspaper website is full of arguing, hate and at times abuse. I do hope things will change, it's not good for readers who want a positive local news site showcasing the best of our city. So - This is my last post and last time I look at this website. BYE![/p][/quote]YOU HAVE PROOVED MY POINT . I guess there are those that will say after your comment your contributions wont be missed , Its the first I have read therefore I for one wont miss them. I will add im not unfeeling towards his family. but people walk away from Britain for many reasons but are glad to return for treatment on the NHS when things go wrong health wise, some wont the best of both worlds when others pick up the tab, I hope all will be well for him and he will be able to return to the country from whence he came.[/p][/quote]This is absolutely tragic, heart wrenching and non of us would wish it on anyone. However, as upsetting as these pictures are, a young healthy person could probably get insurance for around £50 a year, so I have to agree with bill bailey. I have told several people who don`t bother with insurance when abroad that if the worst happens they are looking at selling their house to get back. Without the NHS safety net we are ******, take note.[/p][/quote]Yes you are 100% right.. Too many of us take our responibilities too lightly .I spent the last 15 yrs of my working life in the Insurance field, the last 5 investigating Fraud, I can tell you the misery that hit families through lack of insurance across the board was and is massive .I'm not on here trying to flog the obvious ,it should be obvious .People spend a grand on a holiday but cant find as you say £50 to have peace of mind. THEY ARE PLAIN STUPID.[/p][/quote]Except he wasn't on holiday - he lives there so holiday insurance isn't relevant. What is relevant is that when one lives abroad one makes provision for ones own medical expenses. Expecting to be flown half way around the world at tax payers expense does not come under the heading of making one's own provision. If his family want to pay that is entirely up to them and not really an issue to be reported in any newspaper. JHardacre
  • Score: 7

8:43pm Mon 12 May 14

inthesticks says...

JHardacre wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
inthesticks wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
York2000 wrote:
In reply to - bill bailey - It doesn't have to be said on an article about the guy, which will be read by family and friends. But, you are another one of the group of people on this website who post unpleasant comments without stopping and thinking. Mostly it's over on the political articles, but recently it's spilling over on to all articles.

For a while I've been growing tired of the spite and negativity that has polluted our local newspaper website. Actually, you've helped me make decision. Your comment it the final straw. I've deleted the Press from my bookmarks and I am not going to look at the website anymore.

I have always been proud to be from York, which I thought was a tolerant place with decent people who look out for each other. But, the local newspaper website is full of arguing, hate and at times abuse. I do hope things will change, it's not good for readers who want a positive local news site showcasing the best of our city.

So - This is my last post and last time I look at this website. BYE!
YOU HAVE PROOVED MY POINT . I guess there are those that will say after your comment your contributions wont be missed , Its the first I have read therefore I for one wont miss them. I will add im not unfeeling towards his family. but people walk away from Britain for many reasons but are glad to return for treatment on the NHS when things go wrong health wise, some wont the best of both worlds when others pick up the tab, I hope all will be well for him and he will be able to return to the country from whence he came.
This is absolutely tragic, heart wrenching and non of us would wish it on anyone. However, as upsetting as these pictures are, a young healthy person could probably get insurance for around £50 a year, so I have to agree with bill bailey. I have told several people who don`t bother with insurance when abroad that if the worst happens they are looking at selling their house to get back.
Without the NHS safety net we are ******, take note.
Yes you are 100% right.. Too many of us take our responibilities too lightly .I spent the last 15 yrs of my working life in the Insurance field, the last 5 investigating Fraud, I can tell you the misery that hit families through lack of insurance across the board was and is massive .I'm not on here trying to flog
the obvious ,it should be obvious .People spend a grand on a holiday but cant find as you say £50 to have peace of mind. THEY ARE PLAIN STUPID.
Except he wasn't on holiday - he lives there so holiday insurance isn't relevant. What is relevant is that when one lives abroad one makes provision for ones own medical expenses. Expecting to be flown half way around the world at tax payers expense does not come under the heading of making one's own provision. If his family want to pay that is entirely up to them and not really an issue to be reported in any newspaper.
Insurance for ex pats still costs less than your fuel bills in the UK. Lets hope it`s a lesson to anyone thinking of living overseas.
I agree though, it`s all a bit tasteless and a bit late in the day for us to be bickering over it. I hope the family get it sorted and wish them all the best.
[quote][p][bold]JHardacre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]inthesticks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]York2000[/bold] wrote: In reply to - bill bailey - It doesn't have to be said on an article about the guy, which will be read by family and friends. But, you are another one of the group of people on this website who post unpleasant comments without stopping and thinking. Mostly it's over on the political articles, but recently it's spilling over on to all articles. For a while I've been growing tired of the spite and negativity that has polluted our local newspaper website. Actually, you've helped me make decision. Your comment it the final straw. I've deleted the Press from my bookmarks and I am not going to look at the website anymore. I have always been proud to be from York, which I thought was a tolerant place with decent people who look out for each other. But, the local newspaper website is full of arguing, hate and at times abuse. I do hope things will change, it's not good for readers who want a positive local news site showcasing the best of our city. So - This is my last post and last time I look at this website. BYE![/p][/quote]YOU HAVE PROOVED MY POINT . I guess there are those that will say after your comment your contributions wont be missed , Its the first I have read therefore I for one wont miss them. I will add im not unfeeling towards his family. but people walk away from Britain for many reasons but are glad to return for treatment on the NHS when things go wrong health wise, some wont the best of both worlds when others pick up the tab, I hope all will be well for him and he will be able to return to the country from whence he came.[/p][/quote]This is absolutely tragic, heart wrenching and non of us would wish it on anyone. However, as upsetting as these pictures are, a young healthy person could probably get insurance for around £50 a year, so I have to agree with bill bailey. I have told several people who don`t bother with insurance when abroad that if the worst happens they are looking at selling their house to get back. Without the NHS safety net we are ******, take note.[/p][/quote]Yes you are 100% right.. Too many of us take our responibilities too lightly .I spent the last 15 yrs of my working life in the Insurance field, the last 5 investigating Fraud, I can tell you the misery that hit families through lack of insurance across the board was and is massive .I'm not on here trying to flog the obvious ,it should be obvious .People spend a grand on a holiday but cant find as you say £50 to have peace of mind. THEY ARE PLAIN STUPID.[/p][/quote]Except he wasn't on holiday - he lives there so holiday insurance isn't relevant. What is relevant is that when one lives abroad one makes provision for ones own medical expenses. Expecting to be flown half way around the world at tax payers expense does not come under the heading of making one's own provision. If his family want to pay that is entirely up to them and not really an issue to be reported in any newspaper.[/p][/quote]Insurance for ex pats still costs less than your fuel bills in the UK. Lets hope it`s a lesson to anyone thinking of living overseas. I agree though, it`s all a bit tasteless and a bit late in the day for us to be bickering over it. I hope the family get it sorted and wish them all the best. inthesticks
  • Score: 7

8:52pm Mon 12 May 14

bill bailey says...

inthesticks wrote:
JHardacre wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
inthesticks wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
York2000 wrote:
In reply to - bill bailey - It doesn't have to be said on an article about the guy, which will be read by family and friends. But, you are another one of the group of people on this website who post unpleasant comments without stopping and thinking. Mostly it's over on the political articles, but recently it's spilling over on to all articles.

For a while I've been growing tired of the spite and negativity that has polluted our local newspaper website. Actually, you've helped me make decision. Your comment it the final straw. I've deleted the Press from my bookmarks and I am not going to look at the website anymore.

I have always been proud to be from York, which I thought was a tolerant place with decent people who look out for each other. But, the local newspaper website is full of arguing, hate and at times abuse. I do hope things will change, it's not good for readers who want a positive local news site showcasing the best of our city.

So - This is my last post and last time I look at this website. BYE!
YOU HAVE PROOVED MY POINT . I guess there are those that will say after your comment your contributions wont be missed , Its the first I have read therefore I for one wont miss them. I will add im not unfeeling towards his family. but people walk away from Britain for many reasons but are glad to return for treatment on the NHS when things go wrong health wise, some wont the best of both worlds when others pick up the tab, I hope all will be well for him and he will be able to return to the country from whence he came.
This is absolutely tragic, heart wrenching and non of us would wish it on anyone. However, as upsetting as these pictures are, a young healthy person could probably get insurance for around £50 a year, so I have to agree with bill bailey. I have told several people who don`t bother with insurance when abroad that if the worst happens they are looking at selling their house to get back.
Without the NHS safety net we are ******, take note.
Yes you are 100% right.. Too many of us take our responibilities too lightly .I spent the last 15 yrs of my working life in the Insurance field, the last 5 investigating Fraud, I can tell you the misery that hit families through lack of insurance across the board was and is massive .I'm not on here trying to flog
the obvious ,it should be obvious .People spend a grand on a holiday but cant find as you say £50 to have peace of mind. THEY ARE PLAIN STUPID.
Except he wasn't on holiday - he lives there so holiday insurance isn't relevant. What is relevant is that when one lives abroad one makes provision for ones own medical expenses. Expecting to be flown half way around the world at tax payers expense does not come under the heading of making one's own provision. If his family want to pay that is entirely up to them and not really an issue to be reported in any newspaper.
Insurance for ex pats still costs less than your fuel bills in the UK. Lets hope it`s a lesson to anyone thinking of living overseas.
I agree though, it`s all a bit tasteless and a bit late in the day for us to be bickering over it. I hope the family get it sorted and wish them all the best.
Agree End Of.
[quote][p][bold]inthesticks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JHardacre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]inthesticks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]York2000[/bold] wrote: In reply to - bill bailey - It doesn't have to be said on an article about the guy, which will be read by family and friends. But, you are another one of the group of people on this website who post unpleasant comments without stopping and thinking. Mostly it's over on the political articles, but recently it's spilling over on to all articles. For a while I've been growing tired of the spite and negativity that has polluted our local newspaper website. Actually, you've helped me make decision. Your comment it the final straw. I've deleted the Press from my bookmarks and I am not going to look at the website anymore. I have always been proud to be from York, which I thought was a tolerant place with decent people who look out for each other. But, the local newspaper website is full of arguing, hate and at times abuse. I do hope things will change, it's not good for readers who want a positive local news site showcasing the best of our city. So - This is my last post and last time I look at this website. BYE![/p][/quote]YOU HAVE PROOVED MY POINT . I guess there are those that will say after your comment your contributions wont be missed , Its the first I have read therefore I for one wont miss them. I will add im not unfeeling towards his family. but people walk away from Britain for many reasons but are glad to return for treatment on the NHS when things go wrong health wise, some wont the best of both worlds when others pick up the tab, I hope all will be well for him and he will be able to return to the country from whence he came.[/p][/quote]This is absolutely tragic, heart wrenching and non of us would wish it on anyone. However, as upsetting as these pictures are, a young healthy person could probably get insurance for around £50 a year, so I have to agree with bill bailey. I have told several people who don`t bother with insurance when abroad that if the worst happens they are looking at selling their house to get back. Without the NHS safety net we are ******, take note.[/p][/quote]Yes you are 100% right.. Too many of us take our responibilities too lightly .I spent the last 15 yrs of my working life in the Insurance field, the last 5 investigating Fraud, I can tell you the misery that hit families through lack of insurance across the board was and is massive .I'm not on here trying to flog the obvious ,it should be obvious .People spend a grand on a holiday but cant find as you say £50 to have peace of mind. THEY ARE PLAIN STUPID.[/p][/quote]Except he wasn't on holiday - he lives there so holiday insurance isn't relevant. What is relevant is that when one lives abroad one makes provision for ones own medical expenses. Expecting to be flown half way around the world at tax payers expense does not come under the heading of making one's own provision. If his family want to pay that is entirely up to them and not really an issue to be reported in any newspaper.[/p][/quote]Insurance for ex pats still costs less than your fuel bills in the UK. Lets hope it`s a lesson to anyone thinking of living overseas. I agree though, it`s all a bit tasteless and a bit late in the day for us to be bickering over it. I hope the family get it sorted and wish them all the best.[/p][/quote]Agree End Of. bill bailey
  • Score: 3

9:58am Tue 13 May 14

Fat Harry says...

The article doesn't mention this man's family expecting or demanding the British government pay for his transfer back to Britain, so perhaps the comments attacking them are unwarranted.

Personally, I'd have no problem whatever with a few pence of my taxes going towards this, but I do understand the government has other priorities, such as making excuses for millionaire tax dodgers who could help Mr Moulds and his family with a few minutes' interest from their didgy overseas holdings.
The article doesn't mention this man's family expecting or demanding the British government pay for his transfer back to Britain, so perhaps the comments attacking them are unwarranted. Personally, I'd have no problem whatever with a few pence of my taxes going towards this, but I do understand the government has other priorities, such as making excuses for millionaire tax dodgers who could help Mr Moulds and his family with a few minutes' interest from their didgy overseas holdings. Fat Harry
  • Score: 1

12:39pm Tue 13 May 14

Ichabod76 says...

Fat Harry wrote:
The article doesn't mention this man's family expecting or demanding the British government pay for his transfer back to Britain, so perhaps the comments attacking them are unwarranted.

Personally, I'd have no problem whatever with a few pence of my taxes going towards this, but I do understand the government has other priorities, such as making excuses for millionaire tax dodgers who could help Mr Moulds and his family with a few minutes' interest from their didgy overseas holdings.
You're right the family aren't demanding or expecting the British government to bring him home, nor is anyone attacking them, its the first two commenters trying to make it a political point that the evil tory goverment are leaving him abroad in a coma.

if you don't mind your tax pennies being used have you donated any of your personal pennies ?

http://funds4us.co.u
k/campaigns/please-h
elp-get-my-son-home-
from-thailand-2/
[quote][p][bold]Fat Harry[/bold] wrote: The article doesn't mention this man's family expecting or demanding the British government pay for his transfer back to Britain, so perhaps the comments attacking them are unwarranted. Personally, I'd have no problem whatever with a few pence of my taxes going towards this, but I do understand the government has other priorities, such as making excuses for millionaire tax dodgers who could help Mr Moulds and his family with a few minutes' interest from their didgy overseas holdings.[/p][/quote]You're right the family aren't demanding or expecting the British government to bring him home, nor is anyone attacking them, its the first two commenters trying to make it a political point that the evil tory goverment are leaving him abroad in a coma. if you don't mind your tax pennies being used have you donated any of your personal pennies ? http://funds4us.co.u k/campaigns/please-h elp-get-my-son-home- from-thailand-2/ Ichabod76
  • Score: 3

2:44pm Tue 13 May 14

MouseHouse says...

Government cannot win in situations like this. Let' assume they pay for this family man, hard working decent chap to be brought home, everybody is happy. Yes?

Nest week a waste of space, never worked in his life idiot with drug convictions has the same kind of accident in Bolivia. Police suspect he was there on a drug trade, but again the UK government pay the full costs - £30000 plus. Everybody still happy? Erm. no. The Daily Mail and Express would go into meltdown! People on here would bang on erroneously about Human Rights and all sorts of nonsense.

No way any government of any hue can win in this situation. If you travel overseas you choose whether to take insurance or not. Personally I have spent years in Asia and Africa with no insurance, but there was only me. Everybody makes their own decisions, and stands / falls by them.

Sorry.

God luck to the family and the campaign.
Government cannot win in situations like this. Let' assume they pay for this family man, hard working decent chap to be brought home, everybody is happy. Yes? Nest week a waste of space, never worked in his life idiot with drug convictions has the same kind of accident in Bolivia. Police suspect he was there on a drug trade, but again the UK government pay the full costs - £30000 plus. Everybody still happy? Erm. no. The Daily Mail and Express would go into meltdown! People on here would bang on erroneously about Human Rights and all sorts of nonsense. No way any government of any hue can win in this situation. If you travel overseas you choose whether to take insurance or not. Personally I have spent years in Asia and Africa with no insurance, but there was only me. Everybody makes their own decisions, and stands / falls by them. Sorry. God luck to the family and the campaign. MouseHouse
  • Score: 2

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