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  1. Ha Ha. Good spot. DM obviously didn't read his words initially.
  2. The announcement said new cars and I think then only for the first year. I'm trying to understand the point of this announcement. As far as I understand, virtually all new cars have been Euro 6 since 2016/17, so I'm not sure where his 200 million is coming from. DM agrees it's just new cars http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5107629/Older-diesel-cars-kicked-higher-tax-bracket.html Although lots of places saying it's retrospective, wrongly I think.
  3. I'll pick you up on quoting me I'd prefer to be bitter and resentful than a BTLer and can understand people who might be, but I didn't say I am bitter and resentful, I couldn't give a flying f*** about BTLers and I wouldn't cross the street to help one out, scum. But I'm a happy renter, just not from a BTLer.
  4. Never buy anything new if you can buy it secondhand, Never buy anything secondhand if you can borrow it, And never borrow anything you don't need.
  5. So we set up another social disparity. Siblings whose parents die quickly versus those who have the misfortune to have lingerers. Houseprices are not a way to run an economy.
  6. 'Chance' - isn't that one of the piles of cards in Monopoly According to the Monopoly Wiki
  7. Probably the same being repeated on R4 Today programmes' business section, when it was said that an interest rate hike would hit consumer spending. I thought how times had changed now that spending relies upon credit to the cash poor. The cash rich in contrast, who would spend with real money, would be most likely encouraged to spend by an interest rate rise. So we keep encouraging spending on credit while stifling spending with cash. I did find Carney's passing comment that 'when interest rates rise they may rise faster than people expect' was notable, however. 'Put out there' perhaps so that the BoE can say "I told you so", should they need an excuse for pain.
  8. To me, having booze and fags just says 'priorities'. I don't see why I should fund a single cigarette or sip of beer for anyone else, just like I wouldn't expect to provide caviar. Squeeze people until they realise they have no option but to give up the booze and fags. (I know that's an oversimplification when children are involved and lousy parents may choose to squeeze them first.)
  9. No need for booze or fags, and no need for any fashion labelled clothing items or Ugg boots, no need for tattoos or piercings, no need to visit a coffee shop, no need for a TV or a mobile phone. However, I'd include broadband internet access as a basic need now. I can't decide about the need for a car as I'm rural and couldn't get by without one.
  10. In my home city there is little reason to visit if you neither need a cup of coffee, nor want to buy costume jewellery, plastic shoes, 'fashion wear', mobile phones, second hand bric a brac, or goods for under a pound. The icing on the cake for me however, which means I do all my shopping other than groceries online, are the city centre parking charges.
  11. Huge, unspoken upside to renting, you realise you can just live with the house as it is.
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