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Chuffy Chuffnell

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  1. Sadly most of the electorate couldn't give a toss who controls the country so long as they get their god-given benefits. Labour and the people have a contract. Votes for cash. It's that simple. As for living standards - the election debates won't be anything to do with living standards. It will be: Labour: We will give you money. Tories: We would like to give you money but there isn't any. Labour: Cameron the millionaire. etc etc
  2. Thing is, that may well be because they've all paid themselves rather high (but no doubt worthy of those working in the pwoperdee sector) salaries.
  3. Still, inflation in Germany is low. The ECB are doing their job.
  4. It's there to highlight that even Churchill (a Liberal Tory) supported the tax. No government of any colour has or will implement the tax because they are controlled by the wealthy. It's that simple. We all know this. And frankly, short of outright revolution, this won't change. Not even WWII and the socialist experiments immediately afterwards altered the situation. It will only ever be implemented if it is either beneficial or at least neutral to the wealthy elite.
  5. If it looks like a bubble, sounds like a bubble, etc... it is a bubble.
  6. And this year will kill himself when he loses everything..! Oh yeeeaaah!!!
  7. Frankly the generation born in the 50s/60s should be massively - overwhelmingly even - grateful that they didn't have to live through (let alone fight) TWO world wars. Now, of course, other generations since also have not (yet) had to put up with mass warfare, but that generation in particular should consider themselves unbelievably lucky that they lived through a very long period of peace and prosperity. Frankly new gadgets and travel opportunities happen as technology progresses. That's been the case since the 18th century. But having such peace and little foreign economic competition (thanks in part to the then recent victories) is the thing that differentiates the first and second half of the 20th century, and those who've had the bulk of their lives in that second part are HUGELY fortunate.
  8. We have found our niche! We shall export our way to recoverah! With JAM!!!
  9. Hang on, that second paragraph of the letter is a total fvck up. I'm actually struggling to find a concise way to put it. Here goes... Says that low interest rates have stopped the housing market from collapsing. Now, is he then saying that this helps the young because they recklessly bought housing? Or that somehow not having a house price crash helps the young? Because either way it's just daft. Anyway - in today's Star: http://www.shropshirestar.com/shropshire-business/2013/03/12/shrewsbury-town-star-paul-parry-and-wife-kicking-off-a-new-business/ Another footballer joins the property game. Note the comment from an estate agent squeeling that there are simply too many agents now! What is it with these letting agencies?! They can't be that profitable, surely? Especially now that every Tom, Dick and Harry has opened one.
  10. It does appear that few businesses - big or small - these days are actually profitable. Makes you wonder really - if everyone's losing money... where's it going...
  11. Of course he's just wanting the ponzi scheme back in full flow. BTL only works when HPI is at full pelt and that can only happen when more and more suckers are taken in to support the pyramid. BTL worked for those who bought mid-90s to early-00s. Anyone doing it since 2004 or so - especially if with a mortgage - is basically doing the government a favour by becoming social landlords.
  12. Considering our police "force" here you can pretty much get away with anything. But put up a slightly too big shed in your garden and the planning authorities will be onto you pronto! (Pretty much the opposite to what happens in the London suburbs slums...)
  13. I've never bought the Shropshire Star. But do browse (for free) their website now and again. And we're not all bad in Shropshire! But there are a lot of really thick (but wealthy) boomer types - both "natives" and "newcomers" - who live unimaginably boring lives in their 4-bed bungalows etc. But then, that's the same in many rural/semi-rural counties in England! Millions of people who've just lived, and because they were born in the 1950s or 60s means they're rich today.
  14. Unbelievable letter to the Shropshire Star... http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/letters/2013/03/01/letter-give-up-luxuries-to-save-for-a-home/ :angry:
  15. It seems that the comments section on this BBC article has been hijacked by an EU cell... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-21390684 Do the Euro Elite (the Commission/MEPs) really think this is going to help them? It will only infuriate the Eurosceptic majority more.
  16. Unfortunately these sorts of rags (Express, Mail, etc) are just what the public wants. Now, get ready for this - the Mail Online is (deep breath) the WORLD'S most visited news website!! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mail_Online
  17. So that's the equivalent of earning £1200 a month today. Which you'll be lucky to do at the age of 26...
  18. The article specifically states that this is the worst time to be young SINCE the war - obviously pre-war generations have had it worse. Please read it (and the comments - which are encouraging): it's perfect HPC stuff - house price bubble pricing the young out, the contrast between growing up in the 50s/60s and now, high education costs, people moving abroad... etc. It's taking time (years and years) but the stuff that was obvious to many HPC members years ago is now coming to the public's (The Flock) mind.
  19. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21302065 Have young people never had it so bad? Rising wages and low house prices helped the baby boom generation to prosper. Today's young face high unemployment, expensive education, and a lifetime of renting. Have they never had it so bad? (quite a long article - worth a read - very HPC!) There is a comments section too..!
  20. Tesco really are moving into every area of our lives though - soon they'll open their own estate agents. Give it 2 years I reckon.
  21. Just saw an advert for this pop up whilst browsing the web... https://www.tescogoldexchange.com/ Who needs the Bank of England? I await our new overlords. Hail Tesco!
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