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  1. I saw that programme. Fascinating unwitting insight into the government's full retard 'green' sustainable energy charade. It was quite cool the way they lifted that little bulldozer into the hold of the bulk carrier and drove it around on top of the pellets though.
  2. It's a ceremonial role with as much clout on policy as a town crier.
  3. The thing is a lot of jobs tend to be more susceptible to knock-on changes in behaviour, caused by automation. Sales reps haven't been replaced by a robot buzzing round with a pilot case full of samples, instead, businesses just order online. Similarly with book-keepers. Technology won't so much directly replace their work but rather never generate the paper invoices, that underpin their work, in the first place.
  4. Say leaving results in economic catastrophe in the UK and it's all presented as a terrible mistake. The EU magnaminously offers us the olive branch of rejoining on the condition we go all in taking the Euro as well. Also in the aftermath of the EU referendum there's a referendum and Scotland leave. Ireland has a referendum and goes for reunification. In the above scenario you've got Britain in the Euro and Great Britain broken into administrative provinces of the EU superstate. If you're a scheming globalist suddenly the idea of having a referendum on the EU, in Britain, you lose looks like a great idea.
  5. Who knows.......maybe he wasn't even the first willing front man.
  6. Prior to 2008 they were very concerned about the effect any new leases granted would have, in terms of evidence at review, for other nearby properties. There is a general acceptance that the days of seeing significant, or any, uplift at five yearly review are long gone. If the landlord's finances can withstand it they will grant new long leases at lower rents to quality tenants with good covenant strength if they've had a few flakier tenants come and go. Most of these retailers disappearing is less about rudderless mismanagement, although it may have been rife, and more like the removal of BT phones boxes. Yes, you could maybe have done something better or more interesting with them but in many cases they are simply obsolete.
  7. Probably a constant battle to avoid morbid obesity, like their father John, too.
  8. I always feel quite a few female aussie celebs might be todger dodgers.
  9. But they're ripping of BTL landlords. Quite the HPC Moral Maze.
  10. I would think the number of times HMRC goes back to doublecheck with the company that issued an invoice, unless some sort of big time carousel type fraud, is vanishingly small. The current mad hybrid of a paper and electronic accouting world is massively open to abuse. Most invoices are on plain white copier paper in B&W, rather than coloured logo headed paper produced by a printing company. HMRC have virtually no way of telling if the document is original or printed, in an edited version, the day before. In fact, I bet in the majority of cases they investigate they just say email a PDF across. They urgently need some central website where all B2B or allowable expense invoices are processed through so if you are paying for something you want to claim you have to provide a VAT or UTR number and the vendor's invoice goes on your central account. I suspect the main thing holding this back is a lack of imagination of what new non-jobs to create for the legions or redundant accountancy workers and assorted spreadsheet botherers the current system keeps occupied. Another reason, I believe, is the state likes little form-filing tests that demand civil obedience and the fear of tax investigations.
  11. Just sounds like a verbose version of 'my house is my pension' and here's a few hundred words on me convincing myself I'm right.
  12. My anecdotal observation has been the fizzy pop aisle of the supermarkets doesn't seem to see nearly as much activity as, say, ten years ago.
  13. Have you created and occupied the position of official forum troll?
  14. There is actually a significant shortage of lorry drivers currently.
  15. Buy it but fark the vendor about at the solicitor's stage to increase their costs beyond the extra they've got out of you.
  16. Blackburn used to have Tommy Ball's but gone now I think. Great if you liked shoes with holes pierced in the heels.
  17. I do know someone in shoe retail. The theory goes people (presumably mainly of the feminine persuasion) stockpiled so many shoes, bought on credit and store cards, during the boom years that they've been working through them in leaner times. I can say I have just bought a load of stock from a largish northern based chain that needed cash so things aren't pretty. I've also got another good tale about the distressed nature of government finances that I also can't share, time will tell but, this could be the big one this time I'm starting to suspect.
  18. As per title, the sh1tstorm is gaining momentum I'd say.
  19. You're kind of answering your own question. If he was a market trader he will probably have had a business account and businesses that deal entirely in cash, can deposit a lot of cash. .Large busy pub could easily deposit that from a good weekend so not necessarily the case it would raise eyebrows at the bank.
  20. This is broadly my take. I also think a lot of traditional avenues of business lending have dried up. The new wave of businesses like online sellers, app developers or even YouTube sensations just don't need to borrow money to either get going or to particularly take it to the next level.
  21. People lost faith in the banks when the realisation dawned they were saddled with more debt than they could be repaid. The state then stepped in and 'rescued' them and everything is quickly forgotten. I think it will take the same scenario again. When the banks were starting to wobble it started to manifest itself with BACS payments taking longer than usual and online banking mysteriously out of action. I think it will be something similar with the state, signs of fraying round the edges, then suddenly everyone loses confidence and a crisis ensues. In the Russian currency crisis, during the nineties, I think it was state pensions suddenly not being paid on time that tipped things into a full blown panic.
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