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  1. Of course he was, amazing anyone could read it any other way, unless they were deliberately misunderstanding the situation of course
  2. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11796277
  3. :angry: http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/mortgages-and-homes/article.html?in_article_id=518584
  4. Not sure what the fuss is about, he's blatantly right when it comes to homeowners, forget the actual festering sore of an economy surrounding it, homeowners have never had it so good, despite their place right at the very heart of the cause of the recession Only when they are asked to do their bit will things actually start moving forward, if not necessarily improving immediately No more inflation to bail out homeowners and speculators, no more low IR's to bail out homeowners and speculators, no more mortgage relief schemes, no more bailing out banks, no more wailing about people who made stupid mortgage decisions having to be reposessed and join the rest of us in the rental sector No more stealing from savers to bail out borrowers They've never had it so good
  5. There are very few coherent arguments to be made against the housing benefit cuts, but this article by Grace Dent shows just the type of ill-informed, hand-wringing bleating that is going to make IDS's job that much harder. This paragraph in particular all at once nicely highlights on the one hand, the completely inaccurate claims about what will happen to those that will be affected as well as the typically patronising attitude of your average Guardian journalist purporting to have the interests of "the poor" at heart, whilst quaffing champagne in her Islington flat The police will come to remove a "poor family" from their home? what is this, 1940's Berlin you silly woman? <facepalm> http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/nov/17/government-cuts-royal-wedding
  6. Does no-one else find this video incredibly disturbing? And not in a tin foil hat way, but in the sense that this doddery old drunk codger, who no-one ever voted for, is in the house of Lords????????
  7. No-one's going anywhere, landlords will have to take a haircut on their rents, and that's the end of it really Do people really believe tens of thousands of landlords are just going to let these guarunteed sources of taxpayer cash up and leave with the prospect of fighting over what tenenats remain with all the other empty homes? This is just the lefties kicking out 'cos the nasty Tories are in power, they've already all but forgotten about the last 13 years of Labour. Was reading a comedy forum where someone was asking when comics would start lashing out at the nasty Tories after having nothing to moan about since they were last in power with their corruption and incompetence. Totally oblvious to the last 13 years.
  8. The Lefty's favourite response to this is "so what, everyone should be dragged down to your level?" And that's the essence of their argument right there, the private sector and those in work in general should be working to improve their lot to match or exceed what's available from the state, regardless of how unaffordable and unrealistic that is :angry: Bit like when the Beeb goes up against commercial alternatives who actually have to provide a costed and affordable service.
  9. so approvals to actual mortgages taken out must be an appalling percentage right now? i.e. there is more lending than actual demand?
  10. Looks like it, so in summary, I have no idea what's going on here Hopefully someone clever will be along shortly
  11. The number of mortgages still sitting around 50k, so I assume this means a lot of people are paying off a lot of their mortgage at the moment with rates so low?
  12. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5ijWXtKy5sX7PIyRWMUsErJkpwVmg?docId=N0047921288342825126A
  13. are you suggesting he a.) posts here and b.) has a BTL empire? From memory, he rented for many many years as he was literally clueless and crippingly lazy when it comes to finances
  14. From Iain Dale's blog, he's on LBC from 7pm to 10pm every weekday and is obviously on our wavelength Well he certainly makes some good points, doesn't he?
  15. You go girl! I love things like this and the mass-emailing of that turd Simon Hughes
  16. I think we should vote him off at the next oppurtunity
  17. Can't we move all the pun posts in these threads to off-topic please?
  18. Oh grow up I like Clarke, says it like it is. Could be part of an act I suppose, but I get good feelings from him. Bit of a rebel, not hiding a great deal.
  19. I think the OP has a point, when I was not as well off as I am now, I always knew exactly how much petrol I would be putting in the car, and it would always be 5, 10, 20 maybe 30 quid at a push, whereas I always fill up now because I don't want to keep pissing around at petrol stations. That's an advantage of being able to afford the costs of motoring. Same as bosses I've known in the past, with big juicy exec mobiles, always filling up, never f**king about with 10's or 20's here and there. These people are pretenders, all the bling, but with nothing to back it up.
  20. He never said it was fair, just that it was necessary. I think he may well go down in history as these are truly unprecedented times and he is actually starting to deal with the worst financial crisis we have ever faced. Time will tell.
  21. It is completely free, though I think they just signed a deal with one of the satellite channels to make some new stuff for TV, though that's exactly how these things should work; Make some great free stuff and get a TV deal You'll probably know Llewellyn as the guy from Red Dwarf and Scrapheap Challenge He get's some proper A-lister's to interview in his car; http://www.llewtube.com/ http://www.youtube.com/user/carpoolUK
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