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  1. Ulfar

    Mock Tudor Madness

    So £1 000 000 for a fake mansion with an overlarge bath(I refuse to call it a swimming pool as 29.9 x 29.9 feet doesn't allow much swimming). In a much sought after area, or not if this property is anything to go by. The furnishings also scream trying too hard.
  2. Which traffic liught colour you vote for do you really expect any change. As the Liberal Democrats displayed to their own detriment election pledges are not binding and once a government is in power they can do what the hell they like. If you voite Labour you have no idea of what you are going to get as Corbyn will be deposed whether he wins or loses, even if he isn't as others have siad the true views of some of his coleeagues are truly scary. No I don't read the daily mail but I do take the what the MP's say in private when they think they aren't being watched or recorded seriously. Not that I will be voting for either one of them, there are only two leaders who appear that they can be trusted Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon.
  3. Well hopefully Nuclear War is off the table, maybe the US and its NATO partners can stop poking the Russian Bear. If I was Turkey expect to be booted out of NATO by Trump or for NATO to cease to exist.
  4. Apple are being arrogant unfortunately they don't have jobs anymore. A prime example of this is the latest iPhone without a headphone jack, even the fanboys are having trouble justifying this lunacy. The Apple bubble is bursting, they are losing sales and market share. The market for mobile devices is to peak. Without a major new battery technology things cannot progress much further and a lot of people are realizing they don't need the power of the current smartphones never mind the next generation. So given the government and Bank of England failures in the past, them buying is a sure sign to sell Apple. The next big thing was supposed to be VR, but because of the high entry cost and still cumbersome hardware this has stalled.
  5. He has got away with it because he has confused the general public with the terms deficit and debt. The general public are either fooled or want to believe the lie that things are going well as the deficit is reducing. He has managed to have such an abysmal record while imposing austerity on the poorest in society while making sure his paymasters are doing very well. So from his perspective and those who pay him he is succeeding.
  6. Ulfar

    The Flash Crash Trader

    He is obviously not part of the right social class or group. Only those allowed to manipulate markets and exploit the loopholes are allowed to do so, look at the fuss over celebrities using tax loopholes that those in power also use.
  7. Ulfar

    The Chip Shop Recovery

    Fish and chips shops are the same as small cafes, coffee shops it looks like easy work but isn't. Close to me the little cafe which was brilliant served nice food at reasonable prices was sold to new owners in June, it is now closed. I asked the ladies who used to own it why they were selling, they were quite upfront it is very hard work for not much reward.
  8. Most if not all shared ownership arrangements place 100% of the cost of maintenance on the tenant, unless it is a block of flats. Council/Social housing without the ownership part places the burden of decorating on the tenant.
  9. Things will change when the demographics change. All these kids that are still having to live at home need to get voting. Just don't vote Red/Yellow or Blue. It wouldn't take much to upset the cosy arrangement that is our current political elite. I also think if Scotland were to look seriously like turning back to Labour independence would suddenly become much more likely than it is currently.
  10. IDS has a mission unfortunately that mission is the victimization of anyone who happens to be unemployed. The theme is you have to work for money, shame IDS and his family don't follow the same rules, how much in land subsidies do they receive ? The sanctions regime is not about helping people into work but about saving money. Even by the Job Centres own figures there are vastly more unemployed than there are jobs. Also you can be sanctioned even if you try to follow their rules as demonstrated by dispatches. The work program has been shown to make it less likely for people to get a job. Never mind that followed to its ultimate conclusion it will lead to less jobs, employers offered free or cheap staff on "work experience", why bother employing anyone. Universal credit is a good idea which should lead to a citizens income, however what we have ended up with is an even more bureaucratic mess than the benefits that it is supposed to replace. The fact that up to 70% of all sanctions are overturned on appeal says it all, the problem with this is the appeal takes a long time when you have no money. The other problem is IDS is never challenged on the issues, is this because he isn't stupid but a mad, delusional man and if ever made to face up to his actions would explode.
  11. Decent cheap reliable battery storage coupled with an increase in solar panel efficiency would make them viable in this country so that you could really go off grid. At which point the power companies would be screaming. If we could get the above I would love to see a mass council housing building program where the houses where off grid for electricity. This could be coupled with thermo electric for heating.
  12. Time for the young to learn the art of non violent civil disobedience. This sort of nonsense is not on. I am assuming these camps are literally camps and not reporting to the local job center each day. This is a slippery slope soon the camps will be work camps. We are going all American where prison populations provide a massive source of cheap labour. Next will be national service. Never mind the more sinister comparisons. The elites will not stop until we have social breakdown by which time it will be too late.
  13. I didn't say from birth, I specified a residency time it may be a subtle distinction but the law runs on technicalities. There are countries in the UK with varying levels of qualifying time. What we need to do is make our country less appealing than others by a large margin.
  14. That wrapping is going to make the building incredibly expensive to maintain and repair. The local pigeon population must be very grateful. Inside where is the seating to sit and read. As for no books well that is hilarious.
  15. The article misses the point either deliberately or through massive stupidity. The rule could have been written based on years residency in the UK, lived here 18-20 years you qualify. This would enable natural born to claim the benefits while those new to the country would have to work for a good long while. I would also deport people after 3-6 months of no work. The rules haven't been written this way for several reasons all of which benefit the elite. It sets natives against immigrants as they get blamed for the harsh rules, this also distracts people from the real leaches. It reduces benefits. It enables pensioners to feel all warm and cosy as again they are safe. It does nothing to control the amount of immigrants coming in, which helps suppress wages. It increases the fear of losing your job in the young, which also helps suppress political dissent and protest. It increases the appeal of higher education for the stupid. I wouldn't want the amount of debt students have to put up with at age 22.

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