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Chuffy Chuffnell

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  1. milliband is dead wrong when he says the next election will be fought on living standards, very myopic and materialistic vision.

    THE NEXT ELECTION WILL BE FOUGHT ON IDEAOLOGY...those who wish to retain sovereignty...

    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. My letting agent in London lost money last year according to the accounts they filed at Companies House.

    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. 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.

  4. I think it is partially borne out of jealousy that the type of holidays, restaurants and gadgetry that is available to this generation was either unavailable or very expensive in their day.

    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.

  5. 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:


    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.

  6. ARLA ramper on the back foot throughout. Basically saying BTL is worthwhile if everything was like it used to be. Training to be a typewriter mechanic would be a good bet on this model.


    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.

  7. 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...)

  8. I'm more shocked with that you buy the Shropshire Star to be honest. Nothing surprises me about Shropshire or it's inhabitants anymore, odd bunch and that letter is typical of the older out of touch resident.

    Two words, Sidoli's and Cascades.

    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.

  9. To 2009 or so, expectations of the youth were never higher in history - needing to be brutally dashed since. Whose fault is that? Is it really worse than 1910 or 1930? Or many other periods in history?

    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.

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