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Everything posted by singlemalt

  1. Technology will undoubtedly lessen the impact of water scarcity (or rather misuse imo). When I was in the UAE much of their fresh water was desalinated.
  2. Finally! someone who actually listened to what she said. It really sounds like she needs to sell up though or earn a great deal more. I struggle to understand why she hasn't come to this conclusion. She's like a bunny paralysed in the headlights.
  3. This is hardly surprising. They've been on a downward trajectory for a while. They need to do something to correct this. I sold all my MRW stock last year, gladly I got out before I lost anything. Tbh I should've shorted them! Went in there last week on the way home to grab a few beers etc for the England game. 2030hrs and all the checkouts closed (bar one) even all of the self checkouts. Result was 10 people in the queue. Some even abandoned their baskets. Unmotivated staff shuffling around like zombies, weird heavy metal music playing that just made you want to get out of there asap. Rudderless ship. Morrisons sandwiched somewhere between Aldi, Lidl and Adsa are toast.
  4. Chose -20% Up North the prices in the bracket I'm looking at are still 15-20% top heavy.
  5. No they'll be the first areas to get crossed off the list. Perfect excuse for all the head honcho's in the council who live there to 'work from home' for days on end at the first sign of the white stuff. In fact I can see people in the council fighting to get their road added to the 'Do Not Grit' list.
  6. Agreed. I read this story today on the way to work. A quick check on RM showed at least a handful of properties on the roads quoted in the article that have sold in the last year. Did the conveyancers do anything or ask any questions?
  7. There are whole sectors that have grown up around distributing welfare and 'helping' people. Those involved don't want to fix anything or their business/employment suffers. Placate and perpetuate.
  8. I sincerely hope that the people who objected to the flood defenses are the very same who are now mucking out their ruined kitchens, lifting sodden carpets and having a major headache dealing with their insurance company and that's before trying to dry out a damp house during a British winter. Completely deserved. Sweet irony.
  9. I thought I'd clicked on the wrong link! Wow! How quickly money has become something so abstract. I advocate that one month of the year become cash only month. I'm convinced that it'd remind people of the value (lack thereof) of money.
  10. Deadbeats? Proud working people until Thatcher destroyed the coal mining industry and the community along with it.
  11. He must be suffering from early onset dementia. Clearly has zero grasp of basic economics.
  12. No buildings insurance? epic FAIL! I bet she's got mobile phone insurce tho
  13. Thank you for relating your first person experience. Your conclusion sounds like the most reasoned argument I've read on this thread. I think most who have posted on this thread have zero idea what they're talking about.
  14. I've had similar letters. I really had to think long and hard as to whether to approve of the compensation scheme Tbh the whole thing came as a bit of a surprise as I've always as a matter of course elected NOT to have any kind of insurance or card protection. Apparently I ended up with at least two policies anyway??
  15. At least the LL has installed a fire extinguisher, which could well be needed given that the irresonsible tennant has strategically placed his mobile phone on the hob.
  16. +1 Add to this the fact that should a saver ever experience unemployment, redundancy etc then they can forget about getting any government assistance.
  17. Since the Chinese are funding it they might as well build it as well. At least it'd be complete in 5 years instead of 25.
  18. Bankers although the Borrowers certainly were not without some blame. Remember the NINJA loans? Mortgage lending to people with no job, income or assets for pity sake! I'm still convinced that the vast majority of the general populous are financially illiterate so the onus has to lie with the Bankers for all our sakes.
  19. Nice. An orgy of EA drunkenness fuelled by cheap credit. The government’s official response? Refill the punch bowl and pump up the jam! I predict UKPLC is in for a serious hang-over.
  20. Agreed. Why 8 though? Too much of anything in life is rarely a good idea. I like Whisky but I have an occasional dram not a couple of litres. Tbh I find it reckless and irresponsible for anyone in a developed country to have more than 2 children. Our western style consumption means we have a disproportionate impact on resources. It's not like the 19th century when we lived simpler lives and infant mortality was still a factor.
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