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  1. Henry VIII husband of the year, or even more crazy how about Blair as Middle East Peace Envoy.
  2. the wine and cheese party offers a fascinating insight into life at number 10. I would be interested to know: the cost of the wine and cheese, Who is paying for it, Are the m.p.s and civil servants correctly filling out their P11D for benefits in kind?
  3. "Higher pay and better working conditions." It's as if Arthur Scargill is now the leader of the Tories.
  4. Evergrande Group From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia On August 19 2021, the Financial Times reported that Evergrande Group is facing a record number of cases filed by contractors in Chinese courts as pressure mounts on the company's management to reduce its $100bn in debts.[8] What could go wrong
  5. Bubonic plague is a bacterial infection treated with antibiotics. Not a virus. Not comparable to Covid 19.
  6. Do they make non flamable acrylic? It would be a shame if the pool had to be demolished to meet fire regulations.
  7. https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pm-statement-in-downing-street-27-april-2020 "because that would mean not only a new wave of death and disease but also an economic disaster" https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51768274 It's difficult to say Boris Johnson is wrong on this prediction. At the time I was surprised he said it since it seemed obvious that there would be a second wave. Look at the history of pandemics. The second wave usually dwarfs the first wave. There are now more deaths in this second wave than the first. However, there are twice as many people in hospital now than the peak of the first wave.Could we have twice the number of deaths in the second wave? Everyone I speak to thinks lockdown will be ended by March. Yet R is still over 1. Much depends on the vaccine delivery. Yet house prices race ever upwards. What mania?
  8. Who would employ them? I say double their salary and halve the number of MPs. I do like the idea of randomly selecting our MPs. It couldn't be any more of a farce Perhaps they could be forced to remain anonymous during their term so that at the end of 5 years they go away. I still have to listen to Tony Blair preaching to me every couple of months about his latest area of expertise.
  9. How long does it take to complete on a house purchase? https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://thepersonalagent.co.uk/how-long-does-it-take-to-buy-a-house-uk/&ved=2ahUKEwj5nKj_govrAhUTrHEKHRMUBOEQFjAFegQIDRAV&usg=AOvVaw0jxqE6MGvhUBAfPxixUOhJ I would say 3 to 4 months for most people.from offer to completion. That means these purchases that are in the Halifax data were for offers made in April and May. Not peak viewing season. I suspect the whole process was lengthened by the lockdown. Are these most likely to be offers made pre virus?
  10. "Now more than ever the housing industry should be looked upon as the foundation upon which to keep the UK working." https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53693149
  11. I don't understand how it can cost 115 k to clad a flat. Does anyone have a breakdown of the figures
  12. I have to admit that I have never understood any explanation of the method of QE. But I thought it was generally accepted that one of the effects is to push up asset prices, including house prices. In 2009 the BOE stated that QE was a temporary measure and that the QE would be in unwound. I don't think they pretend it is temporary any more. I don't trust QE but maybe that is because I need to learn more about it. I would be interested to know why you think QE has no effect on house prices.
  13. It is impossible to know what will happen to house prices. How about 'buy one under 500k and we'll go halves' Sounds crazy now, but who knows what the QE man will be up to in 12 months time.
  14. Money laundering. You can't go wrong when the costs are verified by the team.
  15. https://www.arcouk.org/sites/default/files/Too little too late__FINAL - June 2020.pdf ' if nothing is done – is a housing market heading for 20 million ‘surplus’ bedrooms by 2040, nearly two thirds of them in homes occupied by the over-65s.. ' '“If people lived in homes more suited to their needs, 50,000 fewer homes would need to be built each year.” 'Far too few dwellings are being built that cater for older people. Retirement housing has only accounted for about 125,000, or 2%, of all new homes built since 2000, but each year around 700,000 people turn 65 years of age.' The report comes to the conclusion that government policy actively dissuades people fro down sizing. They have forced it on those who rent social housing, why not try to encourage those in private housing. Currently those with young families seem unable to afford to move, and are enlarging all the smaller houses that first time buyers should be buying. The government may not be able to persuade people to downsize but, unfortunately, Covid 19 may well have the power to free up these unused rooms.
  16. Is it usual to publish monthly figures? I thought they were published quarterly. Is it possible they are trying to get us less sensitive for the even worse May and 2nd quarter figures?
  17. ''One report today suggested coffee shops, restaurants and estate agents should be among the first to reopen' That would open over 50% of most high streets.
  18. The government has just placed an order for 15,000 ventilators. Apparently we are presently at or near the peak (with apprrox 10,000 ventilators). Does the government think the next peak will be worse?
  19. 4 weeks ago I probably wouldn't have joined now I probably will. 80% needed. I do, however find it very worrying that it has been given NHS branding to make it more cuddly.
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