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  1. Bloody hell, I completely agree - another 'I can't believe I'm saying it' moment, I'd rather Trump than Biden any day of the week, just on behalf of all of the people on the wrong end of the bombs and drones. I take it you've heard about the establishment republicans and democrats getting together last week to stop Trump reducing troop numbers in Afghanistan? I'm done with the left vs right pantomime, it's the global establishment versus the people of earth.
  2. Oh dear, another long overdue reply - you're asking me why I think Starmer would mean we ended up with more war. It's a Starmer/Biden combo I'm afraid of. Biden is really ill at this point and would be a puppet of the US 'deep state', or whatever you want to call it, and Starmer appears to be in the pocket of the same people and happy to do their bidding, however sinister. I say that because of his behaviour over Assange/Wikileaks, in which it would appear he played a crucial role. It is theoretically possible that when DPP he was unaware of his department's key part in obliterating Assan
  3. Argh, this post is ages old now but just wanted to agree with you extremely!
  4. Good news, thank you - have abandoned the grauniad but nice to get the odd thing filtered through. He doesn't expressly mention the impact on commercial property prices, which should be catastrophic. Two people I know - and I don't know many with normal office-jobs - have told me that their firms are giving up their premises and are going to be 'hot-officing'. An alexander technique practitioner I know has given up the room she rented for years in the City - in a whole building of therapy rooms rented to hands-on complementary therapy practitioners, most of whom will have lost the vast ma
  5. Agreed, he might have won if he'd stuck to that but he was between a rock and a hard place - broadly speaking, lose the north or lose the southern cities. He picked the southern cities, it looks like under huge pressure not least from the parliamentary party. I think by doing so he relegated the labour party to opposition for a couple of rounds to come and the fact that Starmer is highly palatable to the south is not going to make up for that. Even if his blairish charms win over some southern tories, the north won't fall for him, they withstood the anti-brexit propaganda onslaught and are the
  6. I do love this board, I know we all have our moments (see the bitcoin thread recently) but it's still a relatively very civil corner of the net, what a treasure.
  7. Not crazy at all, you're in good company, or at least a lot of company! We know that the intelligence services were working to get rid of the labour government in the 70s. It does look like if the ostensible government takes a sideways step (Brexit?) the permanent state or whatever you want to call it goes into action.
  8. OK, well, we disagree. Covid appears to have the same death rate as a nasty flu bug and has been made far too much of. The devastation has been caused by the response, which is something that Johnson was browbeaten into by dodgy characters like Neil Ferguson. I am one of those people who is very suspicious of the whole business. We need to end the lockdown and crack on with our lives. As for brexit, I did not start out, pre-referendum, as a brexiteer but I am now one for constitutional reasons. It has gone on for far too long and we need to get out. Besides which, the EU is in real troubl
  9. Maybe, maybe not but the last election was pretty much single-issue, despite the msm spin, and we need to respect the results of it. They were voted in to get us out of the EU and that needs to happen as a priority or we'll end up with blood on the streets. Starmer is dead set against that. I'm not sure anybody would have been 'up to' dealing with whatever covid is. I definitely don't want Starmer's labour party in charge, we'll be waging more wars before you can say Jack Robinson.
  10. I agree with the first part but I think Starmer might just be Blair reincarnate, with a few minor tweaks - we're there already. He'll be popular in the south but doubt he'll have much appeal at all in the north, given his anti-brexitism. I can't stand him because he was in charge of the CPS when they bullied Sweden into continuing to lie about Julian Assange. If push came to shove I would vote for Johnson over Starmer. Can't believe I'm saying that but then 'I can't believe I'm saying that' is something I seem to say an awful lot these days.
  11. "The market freeze has left many agents in despair." Hurray! "Many responded to the Rics monthly survey with unusually blunt one-word responses, such as “catastrophic”." Hurrah, music to our ears! "In Leicester, Andrew York, of Moore & York, said: “The market is entering a phase of complete disruption and possible meltdown”." Zippedy-doo-dah, let's have a virtual street-party! "Earlier this week, in one of the first major assessments of the market by a major forecaster, Knight Frank said it expected transactions to tumble by more than a third this year and pri
  12. Thanks for the link Jimmyjammy001. The title of the article is alreay propagandizing us - UK MAY NEED gov to step in. Thassright, whatever crazy sh it they come up with will be unavoidable, absolutely necessary, the only sensible way forward and therefore palatable to any reasonable adult. "[A]nticipated near-term sales dropped to their weakest level in more than two decades" - should be trouble, we should be getting somewhere. But of course they won't stop interfering and just let the housing market sort itself out naturally, what they will do is eff it up even more in some inventive way
  13. Thanks for the heads-up, I will, stay well yourself. As for the help to small businesses, I know a car mechanic who has just been given 10 grand, which - as a taxpayer who won't be getting anything - I don't begrudge him at all. If there's one thing I hope this has taught us it's who does the important jobs.
  14. Good point well made - they're like gold dust and anyone who has one or is subletting one is the envy of their friends. What's wrong with rent controls? How are they bad for us? I'm in the incredibly fortunate position of having a lovely landlady who has only put the rent up twice in 13 years, one further moderate increase to come later this year. That's been amazing for me, I'm so thankful and feel so lucky but most landlords don't behave like that. Why wouldn't it be good for rent controls to stop landlords hiking rents too high/too often? I can't see a down-side.
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