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  1. I’m resigning my account. It is pretty obvious to me many of the respondents on this thread are the same person. I have a reasonable outlook with a great deal of love for my community. This is a completely fake community now and I have posted on here since about 2004 as guillotine and previously tenant extra. Don’t fake it.
  2. I still do not understand your stance. Mine is rational. Why would anybody support fracking when they do not benefit from it directly but endure the various pollutions and environmental damage that causes. You will note, although I suspect your ready Vapor’s had already destroyed your cognitive function to get to the second sentence, that I also said it is entirely acceptable the government pushes such things though because of a deeper interest. Your whole spiel is beside the point. I have been a professional earth scientist, I accept more than most the need to reap resources under our feet but there is a price that is paid by inconvenience and nuisance to the local population and their environment. Which is why it is entirely reasonable for them to object. Are you making the argument they should not object, that there is no environmental concern or that the government should not have the power to force the issue? Or just being a pain in the arse?
  3. Do you really want to know how old I am? Why do you think that is any of your business. What has that got to do with anything I have said. I don’t usually bother engaging with the angry boys but you just got on my tits.
  4. Keep your nose out of my business and find a different outlet for your uncontrolled aggression.
  5. Impossible for you. I think most people can imagine what sensory damage occurs with a fracking operation on the doorstep. Imagine noise, imagine traffic, imagine loss of habitat and the potential for irreversible damage to aquifers and the water table etc. It’s really not so hard.
  6. But it is only right for locals to object then to be over-ruled in the national interest as has happened here. The problem is that no rewards for the exploitation of resources and environmental harm goes to those who suffer from it.
  7. I thought that site was now defunct and covered over? I like the watercolour development but I would be more concerned about the car parking and traffic flow. I lived opposite a landfill site as a kid. Literally a few hundred metres of open ground away opposite our front window. When full it was covered over and the waste people have done a good job catching and dealing with the decompositional gases. The terrain is slowly sinking it’s very interesting with lots of wading birds and deer using it now. It’s now a very nice outlook with no prospect of ever being built on. Funny how things work out huh. Absolutely stank to high heaven when it was active and had more gulls than Hove seafront.
  8. They can use benefits towards affordability checks but will clearly not be able to afford anything. Mortgage applications will be rejected out of hand by lenders.
  9. How much would it cost to upgrade the average house of 1952 to that of today? At least that again. 1952: outside loo, no insulation, coal fire, no central heating, no double glazing, no locks, no bathroom, possibly gas lighting, asbestos and lead everywhere. I would not want to spend a single night like that now.
  10. Probably the easiest to answer question anyone has ever asked.
  11. Johnnie Mercer 😂 When an irresistible force such as him, meets an old immovable object such As Boris, you can bet just as long as you live. Something’s gotta give something’s gotta give something’s gotta give
  12. Natural England also have the clout to hold up developments on issues relating to water usage and sewage I believe. The other thing sounds like changing land use from agricultural to some interim status whilst it is sold to builders seems like an obvious fudge.
  13. I wonder if firebombing Welsh peoples first homes in England will help both our housing market and employment market. Must outnumber the opposite case tens to one.
  14. Patient: Doctor Doctor: I have a blistering *****. Doctor: Really? It doesn’t appear to be anything special to me.
  15. I’m a pension person. I would suggest you see a consulting actuary IFA if possible. These people are all expensive. Note that you should first make sure you have all the contact details and have spoken to the scheme administrators to check they have your correct details for all your pots before you start. You have a statutory right to transfer funded benefits so you should find out how long it takes to get a cetv and if you need to pay for this - it is not unusual to find you only have one free one a year. You might also find the scheme has a self service option where you can look at the projections and values online in real time - they may also provide links to useful planning tools. Then note you can transfer out of defined benefits (final salary) schemes without advice if they are worth less than £30,000. Not everything in a scheme is at market rate. Things like early retirement and cash commutation factors can be penal- they could also be generous. Hence my directing you to an actuary who will have a firm grasp of these things. Your numbers look a bit hard to work out to be honest! Do you have a right to cash in addition to your pension - not just commuting pension for cash? Then note you can commute for cash up to three pots of less than £10,000 from a personal pension should tv your little pot into such an arrangement- very much cheaper than drawdown etc etc And then finally note that living a very long life is the best way to ensure you get value for money- and of course benefit from the compounding property of money!
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