Tin Foil Hat

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  1. Helicopter Money For Homeowners

    Brexit was my first thought. A way of getting some transient feel good into people's pockets to partially overcome the emergent problems and make triggering article 50 more palatable.
  2. Osborne 'to Abandon 2020 Budget Surplus Target'

    I think this whole vote is a well planned event to allow the tories to go balls deep with cuts and privatisation.
  3. I was open jawed at the LBC radio ad - 695k for a shitty flat with the advertised guaranteed 4% return for landlords - so this is yet another development of "homes" (aka transitory kennels for people who won't put down roots) purely created for BTL parasites. http://www.galliardhomes.com/The-Fusion Thank the juddering ****** I moved up north to the midlands with my acre for less than half the cost of one of these shit holes.
  4. Sink Estates To Be Demolished -

    Demolish estate, tenants moved into private rented, local authority bill for housing benefit massively increased (they're Labour in the main so hitting them more is a good thing for Tories), housebuilders get a bail out in redevelopments, BTL buy up the new executive rabbit hutches. In short, the estates are now in areas where the land is valuable and it's an opportunity to give money to the Tory cronies.
  5. Worth every penny until the day when all nukes are removed from everyone, and that's not going to happen anytime soon until a weapon worse than a nuke is invented.
  6. Don't be so facking sensible. Get with the NuLab/Tory agenda! Privatise by stealth to increase costs, reduce effectiveness and staff engagement through shit work conditions and create a case for full privatisation.
  7. Life Leases For Over 60S

    2011, 420k I think (escaped to the North for an acre and a decent chance at childhood for my son)
  8. A new one to me. My previous home in SE Essex has come back on the market for an eye watering 660k for a 3 bed semi which has been fully "Essexed" (souless magazine like modifications and decor, front garden turned into a big coloured gravel bed, back garden cleared of fruit trees and planting and turned into one lawn etc). Now that's their choice but they have a twist in their offerings, a life lease deal for over 60s. I've not heard of this and for the princely sum of 440k you can have the privilege of living there until you pop your clogs (in theory) and then presumably the house is then open to the current owners to sell or rent out again. Thing is, 440k is a lot of money even to a boomer so why would you want to spend that amount on upfront rent and have nothing to show for it at the end? Am I missing something? What happens when you need modifications to the house for wheelchairs, wet rooms, handrails etc?
  9. Affordable or starter they get bought by BTL and rented to scummers who shit on their environment as they have no stake or enduring reason to build a community. So this is a weak feeble step in the right direction. If this helps to make the bottom layer of the house of cards collapse the rest will follow and that's what we need - a proper stonking crash. I want my son to be able to afford a house when he grows up and not be a permaslave to a slum lord.
  10. Cut Pensioner Benefits Immediatley

    Already been done - all are now career averaged/outsourced and not final salary. Was changed a few years back now.