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PopGun

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  1. Perhaps we should revisit the idea of building new towns/villages rather than bloat existing ones further? Some very nice villages in East Yorkshire are now unliveable due to the congestion. The infrastructure of many simply not designed to cope with the demands of x households and vehicles etc. However, starting from scratch and planning/building completely new villages around modern day infrastructure demands could work. IMO a much more productive way to carve up the countryside than white elephants such as HS2. Also no NIMBYS to content with, as well there will be no one there. Yes I’m sure folks will reply with Stevenage and Milton Keynes etc, but it’s 2018 not 1968.
  2. $hit I'm sure. Powerful people taking what they want in corrupt countries, evaporating their paper trails behind them. Shocking stuff. So why early in the thread are you defending the corrupters' rights to launder their ill gotten gains via the UK property market?!?
  3. Or those jobs don’t exist. quite handy having the budget for an unfilled role. it also feeds the we need to import skills narrative after pumping out ridiculous job specs. I also love the “there’s x thousand unfilled vacancies” canard. Yeah ok go on Totaljobs.com. out of a search return of approx 50: at least a dozen were duplicate adverts, either directly or in directly via different agencies. Over a dozen were adverts for courses and quite a few jobs which are always advertised. utter BS I do agree with others that good experienced IT people are in demand. Usually as contracts though.
  4. We had Karoo in Hull. 5p per local phone call (no matter the call length). Same with internet. Great back then, not to great them having the monopoly now as they’re very expensive. Heard awful things about BT though.
  5. Great post, but one minor flaw: Low wage/skill jobs are service industry based, and soon these will disappear too when everyone’s disposable income falls to zero. Zombie economy propped up with zombie debt.
  6. 10 years of state sponsored ZIRP, money printing and asset inflating tells me all I need to know regarding just how badly capitalism* ******ed up. There will be no recovery until complete collapse. *corporate socialism - crony/casino capitalism delete as appropriate.
  7. You called it, like I called build to let. Not very chuffed though I have to say.
  8. Like having their cake and it... Good to see this being ratified. Hopefully the debate won’t get talked over by the usual time wasters..
  9. Funny you should say that. Retirement age is increasing (and will continue to do so no matter what the trends in life and good health life expectancy dictate). To a point where many if not most will die before they reach it. So basically people are squirreling away vast pension funds they have a good chance of dying before they can draw from them. Also yes there will be no state pension as everyone will be on the rock and roll instead. AI/Automaton will take over most jobs, and not everyone can work for the few jobs left at B&Q. So basically the article is moot, as pensions will be pointless as you’ll probably die either at work or on the dole. Those who do cling on to this mortal coil, good luck in acquiring that pension fund with < 20 years working.
  10. ta dah. And there we have it. Crony Capitalism to be bailed out....again!
  11. Probably instant Precheck decline if one or both applicants have lived in current UK address for less then x years/months. I doubt your application even got to the scorecard bit, although a credit Buearu check would reveal this.
  12. Yep it’s all dem immaagrraannts oh yes er ree..
  13. Another symptom/by product and why London is a victim of its own 'success' London doesn't have borders, you don't need a visa or a job offer even to move there from Grimsby. Concentrations of jobs/work will always attract concentrations of job seekers (or that's the excuse anyway). Basically if you take the jobs from other places, expect the economic refugees to follow suit. I agree there's plenty of houses, yet these tend to be all hoovered up by BTL/speculators preying on the economic refugees outlined above, further adding to the clusterfook.
  14. The reason why the blackjole holds all the light, is because it pulls it all from everywhere around it. Ergo London for a variety of reasons holds all the wealth/capital as it sucks it from everywhere else. If most the nation's HQs are here then of course that's where most of the tax comes from, despite the work causing the tax being conducted elsewhere. Which is fine, apart from all the problems we have today. If London insists on pulling all the best workers past its event horizon, then it should also suitably house them. Same as you can't expect service staff to commute in for NMW without massive subisdy. Can't have it both ways. The jobs need spreading out over the UK, not concentrated in the SE. Sure places in London have always been expensive, but not all of it, and not at current levels/wage ratios.
  15. Think of it as a black hole, dragging in all the light (talent/wealth creation) into its gravity well. The disproportionate number of HQs also scew the stats.
  16. Yep Affordable housing is a misnomer, all housing should be affordable against your circumstances. Boomers will point out there’s plenty of ‘cheap’ £80k flats/houses down stab street in Rapesville (which was £20k 15 years ago). You just need to lower your expectations, as they did buying houses with outdoor privies and 100 miles from work..
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