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  1. Here's a venn diagram explaining who actually reads the Daily Express: And here's a classic Express headline from earlier this year:
  2. Goodbye B&B, and good riddance. But let us never forget the immortal words of Bradford & Bingley's chief executive Steven Crawshaw in Feb 2006: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business...ley-466847.html [email protected]
  3. The Times http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/busi...icle4835129.ece The Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/finance...est-victim.html The Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10...thern-Rock.html The Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business...lty-944050.html The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2008/se...bingley.banking Not one voice asking why the UK taxpayers should put-up the cash for this steaming pile of toxic turd! If I was a conspiracy theorist I'd say the journos had their buy-to-let mortgages with B&B, but sur
  4. Why the f#ck should I (as a non-home-owning tax payer) bail out a bank specialising in buy-to-let? No, no, no, no, no, no, no! I don't want one penny of my taxes to be used to keep the buy-to-let-as-a-business-model charade alive. Let them burn.
  5. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/persona...ords-doors.html Maybe the tax man will accept their shirts as collateral?
  6. I know what you're saying, but last I heard China was still run by the Communist Party (the secret's in the name).
  7. I don't see the problem. The goal of the USA & UK throughout the cold war was always for Russia, India and China to become capitalist or 'Westernised'. This can only be a good thing, and it's a direct result of the fact that we won the cold war. If everything goes according to plan we'll have massive trade between the blocs and relationships similar to the current EU/US. At some point China will have to embrace capitalism though. Then again, in 2050 we could all be living on the moon - who the hell knows.
  8. Totally amazing video. It's sad to think this level of corruption is tolerated and totally ignored by the government and the utterly pathetic FSA. The lesson here is that to get ahead in the UK forget working hard - you need to lie and cheat.
  9. Here are a few examples of the recent suggestions on how to help the first time buyers onto the 'ladder'. The biggest problem I have with all this is that noone seems to have asked the first-time-buyers if they actually want to be 'helped'. Most of these suggestions seem designed solely to prop-up the housing market, which is obviously NOT for the benefit of first-time-buyers. Alistair Darling (The Labour Party) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtm...mortgage204.xmlGeorge Osbourne (The Conservative Party) http://www.conservatives.com/tile.do?def=n...p;obj_id=143664National Associa
  10. Hi. There seems to be a push by the media, interested parties, and certain politicians at the moment to help first-time buyers enter the housing market. Are they sincere in their concern for first-time-buyers, or are they cynically trying to keep the party going for a while longer? Is there anything you would like the government to do to help first-time-buyers 'get on the ladder'? *** Note - you can select more than one option *** I personally think extending the cash ISA allowance for first home purchases is a good idea as it rewards savers, and I'd like to see buy-to-let investment disco
  11. The raison d'etre of the left is to level the playing field, and I could point you to 1000 council estates around the country that have been 'gentrified' by HPI. We now have doctors and solicitors living next-door to brick-layers, and if that isn't a left-wing dream come true I don't know what is. Classic.
  12. A lot of people here feel they have been [email protected], or let-down badly by our elected representatives. They feel their hard-work hasn't being rewarded and years have been wasted? Some have changed their career paths, retrained etc. so they can earn enough to buy a house. Other people have done very well from rampant house-price-appreciation, and have been propelled to a social status that may have been otherwise unattainable to them. HPI has been like winning the lottery, and they may have dropped all other career plans to concentrate on milking the golden property cow. The left are proud to sa
  13. What the ****** does this have to do with house prices??? Where are the mods?
  14. He'll probably sell it for more than he expected though.
  15. Evil house? I wouldn't want to be conceived in it's eye socket - someone will be.
  16. Going out on a limb - houses aren't going to get any cheaper. Pensions have been sold down the Suwannee. BTL is just getting started and there's no govt. imputus to stop the ball rolling. Eventually they *might* tax it, but not to the extent where they'll kill it. There's no effective opposition to the (well-oiled) industries promoting HPI. A significant number of MPs of both major parties own multiple homes, including Tony B - the flag-waver for BTL. I try to think of myself as a peace-loving German in 1939 - the system might have gone to sh1t but I'm not complicit in the insanity. Bad paral
  17. Yet another 'quality' article from Britain's most retarded newspaper. How do they sell those papers? http://investing.reuters.co.uk/news/articl...TS-UPDATE-2.XML In other news, "We're all going to die(says loser from Kentucky)", and "Are we going to be invaded by giant ant creatures?(probably not)".
  18. I think we can sleep sound tonight - a HPC is safely assured. Prices will shortly drop by 30% and only young couples with 20K student debts will be able to afford them. Alternatively, 'the greediest generation' has just taken a mighty dump on generations X, Y & Z. But not to worry! If you're lucky your parents will either die or (if you ask nicely) will lend you the deposit for a flat in a new-build edge-of-industrial-estate ghetto.
  19. Tulip mania is a myth - http://www.ft.com/cms/s/50e2255e-0025-11dc...0b5df10621.html http://crookedtimber.org/2007/05/12/the-myth-of-tulipmania/ Good night!
  20. She's only 25. How many 25 year olds in the UK can buy a house without "rich parents"?
  21. That is absolutely classic. Apparently "it is not all about luxuries..." But, aren't these ALL avoidable luxuries? "...We have a thirsty car..." - Buy a smaller, more fuel efficient car. "...I have just booked next year's holiday to Florida..." - Go somewhere cheaper. "...every time we want to have a party..." - Socialise less. "...Treats I would have bought for the children..." - Do the above and spoil the kids. And not forgetting the five-bedroomed detached home - Move somewhere smaller/cheaper/less posh. If you can't afford it, don't do/buy it.
  22. This is worth £200,000. ...apparently. http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,300...3536171,00.html
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