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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.
  12. Precisely No good employer should be worried about their best employee leaving for a competitor as they should be confident they have created a workplace that keeps their best employees happy. If the best start to leave it says something about the boss and the company Not sure why I needed an analogy, but there you go!
  13. You should go to Harris in the Hebrides if you want to see EU largesse, the harbours and the roads - strewth. At some point the Banks and EU realised that the average UK citizen has a tendency to idleness, a free dinner and greed, which is probably human nature worldwide. Wave money at us and you can buy us out and defeat us, we then wake up when it's too late. No different to rural communities where those very communities allowed their own children to be priced out from housing by selling their houses as second homes to the highest bidder. And of course countrywide HPI simply because we like to have easy money. We'll lap it up so long as we don't have to work for it. Hopefully, after BREXIT, well get back to work. We'll have to.
  14. AND no different to the subsidy given to UK manufacturing to open factories in Eastern Europe and then, inevitably relocate. Subsidy that UK manufacturing was happy to take. The UK has been raped and destroyed by EU subsidies. A far more successful way to destroy a country than waging war. We just woke up too late. As sinister as family tax credits. We have regions of the country that grew reliant upon subsidy, rather than the UK getting a grip.
  15. True, and I've never quite worked out how that situation is possible. Although it is probably aided by the increase in size of some farmers aided by subsidy - big is better isn't it - due to the fact that we currently pay for our food through our taxes, which has to be changed.
  16. Agreed, Government (subsidy again, just like tax credits) and farming made a mistake and very many farmers want to farm and get a farmgate price for their product that reflects its value without subsidy. Traditional farmers love and take pride in what they do and their reward is to be respected for their product, which includes its monetary value, it's a basic human desire. They wouldn't survive without subsidy within the EU as you'd be competing with subsidised farmers. Whether they will prosper outside the EU with access to a bigger market remains to be seen. But many want to give it a shot. The problem will be the cost of living in the UK and the price they can command for their product at home and abroad. We currently pay for our food through out taxes and that has to be changed.
  17. yes, many view farmers as doleys. What made them Doleys ? The EU. Hence many rural people vote BREXIT, Many farmers hate being Doleys. EU subsidies rig the whole system right up to the price of a tractor, simply because the companies know they can get the 'RRP' as it's not the big farmers money, makes it tough for the littler guy. Yes, many fisherman sold quota, the under 10 fleet and local communities aren't happy with that. Go to a meeting of fishermen and it will look like a 6th form disco where the boys (larger trawler owners) stand once side of the room and the girls (under 10m) stand the other, with a silence and looks across the gulf in between.
  18. Same background to you, and I know farming well too. I still go out with fishermen as part of my work, but I haven't worked on a farm for 10 years. I agree, the participants are small in voting number, but their sphere of influence is large in the local community and beyond as the basis for views that others follow without question. Personally, I believe small 500 -1000 acre farmers will prosper, at least they think they will. As will the under 10m fleet, who also think they will do better, but the latter depends upon the larger vessels. It's 'big business' that has grown on the back of subsidy that will suffer.
  19. And EU policy on Fishing and Agriculture galvanised the more numerous lower ranks in those communities (not the less numerous large landowners or fishing companies that benefit most from EU funding); whole rural and coastal areas. It was fishermen that Bob Geldof was gesturing towards, after all....
  20. Yep, and why would anyone want to be part of such a spiteful and insecure group
  21. The newbuild prices are way over the top, but they are selling. Older cheaper, more spacious properties are not. Must all be HTB. I see in your example that they focus on the bathroom tap. It always amuses me when a selling point of newbuilds are the style and make of kitchen and bathroom fittings. Never a focus on the type of tiles that are on the roof, the quality of the timber in the construction, the insulation used, the make of the windows, etc never a focus on anything that matters.....
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