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Blue Nose Bear

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  1. https://nethouseprices.com/property/details/mea21_mea2mee1002064/glen%20road,%20poole/sale 56% Drop, only another £200k to go!
  2. Surely if you only need to spend x% of your time doing your job as an MP your constituency must be a near Utopia! We need a list, house prices must be astronomical! Oh Kensington, they are, no wonder Kirsty lives there!
  3. Was also glad to see how watertight Westminster security is, when journo's possing as employees of a chinese company are given access to private chambers and a guided tour of westminster! Who checked them out
  4. Glad to see the back of the obnoxious, self serving twit. To be an MP and Chairman of the Intel and Sec Cttee shuold be more than a full time job if your actually doing them. It's blatantly clear that he considered his seat secure and put in little effort for his constituents, rarely attending parliment and voting. And has been pointed out by previous chairman the role required hours and hours of reading classified material which Rifkind clearly wasn't doing. But he did need to earn much more than £67k, because he was worth it!...........T*ss*r
  5. To be fair Rifkind probably forgot he is paid as an MP as it's such a piitance compared with his income from his other 'outside' interests http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmregmem/150209/150209.pdf and these are only the ones he declares
  6. They should be searching the Tory Head Offices before Dave and George shred all the documents and delete all the emails......probably too late now though
  7. Sex in the Library!! On the night bus and undeground!! Really Winkie!! the mind boggles!
  8. Hi Spoony, Sorry your thread seems to have been hijacked. Haven't posted for a while but your original has prompted me, as I can sympathise with your position, but have now realised that in the Uk, the £ and property prices are linked by a very short elastic. The crash you and I were expecting hasn't and wont happen, not in the terms that I (and sorry if I do you an injustice) you, would recognise. You see the linkage between UK Houseprices and the £, is fundamental to the way successive governments have manipulated the electorate in raising the 'feel good' factor at key election periods and the situation remains, as it is a key motivator to the majority. Unless you were extremely fortunate to be a successful boomer (Trust me, not all boomers are living in out right owned houses they bought for thrupence). Or if your really clever (if you haven't already guessed, I'm not!) The key is to step out of the UK Housing/£ linked market and into other investments at the right time ( Yes that is a hat tip to the gold bugs, who read it right), you are not ever going to see an HPC, that I would recognise. Must admit, I haven't read the whole thread, but there has been some good advice from what I've read. Didn't catch what your 'trade' is, if you metioned it, but I'd seriously consider emigration if I were you. And don't be down hearted about your last 10 years, there are some loonies on here, but also some wise people, your original post and experience indicates that you are in the latter. Use your experience to your advantage. Best Regards and Good Luck BlueNose
  9. Why? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_grammar_schools_in_England
  10. Sorry, but you obviously have no school age children The Grammar schools do still exist, they are just called 'selective' and kids still sit 11+ type exams to get in to them. Your second statement is somewhat misleading, are you saying that the kids of well-off people are more intelligent than 'regular people' (whatever they are ) or the school attracts better teachers?
  11. Nope, foundations are still there, it's what's surrounding them that's disappeared. When the building turns into a pile of rubble, then the foundations have disappeared Wonder how many people reading this are sitting on chairs in properties just a quick deluge away from a scenario like this, without the concrete pylons
  12. http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/35421 Make interesting TV if nothing else.
  13. Don't you mean a £2M ex council semi in the middle of a shite estate, cos that's what's going to happen if sense doesn't prevail soon.
  14. Bring it on I say. There isn't a single property on the market around my way (East Dorset) that isn't priced at 2007 peak plus at least 10%, viewed a couple last week to placate Mrs BNB First owned by a scaffolder who insisted on calling himself a builder, who'd filled the house with additional stud walls to create a 4 bed house with seperate reception rooms. Two of the bedrooms wouldn't take a normal length bed as they were too small and the Lounge was 8Ft by 10Ft!!! FFS!!! The main bathroom was complete sh!te and he'd managed to completely wreck what was probably a very nice refitted kitchen 4 or 5 years ago by hacking about at it. Wanted £300k, he bought it for £230k in 2005. The other a mediocre house in a good area but hadn't been touch in 25 years looking at the kitchen and bathroom. Yet asking £290K the same price completly updated similar properties sold for in 2007/2008. The market volumes are barely stumbling along at the moment, ramping asking prices will just stiffle what buyer interest there is and stop the market dead.
  15. Interestingly, my daughter is sitting her 11+ this year for the local Grammar School, so Mrs BN has been investigating the processes etc. Apparently numbers of applicants to sit is on the increase as private school pupils are more likely to apply as the parents try to move their children out of the system they are struggling to afford. Some others 'anecdotally' are feeling that their kids would be better off in a Grammar School as the selection criteria means only the 'bright' ones get in, where as any half wit can have a private education, as long as your parents can pay.
  16. Wonder how many of them used to work at Pfizer, Harry The wind down is going to hit the area very hard, but it's always been very susceptible to employment swings. That's why I left and ran away to sea 30 years ago!! and never regretted it
  17. Your missing the point entirely, the 'nice places' are exactly the places that Samantha and Rupert over leveraged themselves to death to buy. Go look as MSM and Mumsnet they are crapping themselves. Bottom line is the UK workforce is uncompetitive in a global market due to the high cost of living and a main contributor to this is massively inflated house prices and rental cost. The Gov and Banks know this and really couldn't give a toss about Samantha and Rupert they just want to make sure they can take the hit. That time is now upon us.
  18. +1 Interesting turn of events like the article says SVR rate changes have traditionally been linked to BoE base rate changes Not any more they aren't, pop corn moment
  19. Oh yes easy today, you just have to live with the consequences tomorrow and the next day and the next.......... Apol's if I've misread your post, but you seem to have a 90ft TROLL sign above your head
  20. +1 Not seeing many replies from the BoE rate will stay them same for the next 10 yrs Brigade. Rude awakening me thinks, BoE Base Rate is toast, total bo**ocks, and with these increases even the dullest over leveraged f*wit is going to wake up very shortly.
  21. Mmm, quoted on the R2 News that each one of these jobs is subsidised by the Government Taxpayer to the tune of £25,000!!!!!! WTF
  22. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17286520 I think what we see here Watson is blatant attempt to show how far the BoE Base Rate is away from reality Bring it on
  23. ROFL!!!!! and you've only just twigged Ray that precious metals, paintings, footballers and yes Houses are valued with no logic in mind at all.... you NOB
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