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Hectors House

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  1. I think Boris is the biggest disaster to UK politics, and everything is so nasty these days, I've always been the floating liberal, the trouble is New Labour has been replaced by extreme left wing extremists, I do wonder if the Socialist Workers Party is calling the shots in the Labour Party these days? The thing that I have noticed is the nosiy left wing demos always seems to orchestrated by Marxists and they seem to be hooking a lot of young people with lies and subversion. I remember 1997 when New Labour swept in and kicked out the Nasty Party, there was a good vibe going on, especially when Katrina and the Waves won eurovision. Also I think a lot of anto UK felling in Wales and Scotland is being orchestrated by outside forces, an example is Welsh not British, it turns out this is actually funded by Sinn Fein, they want the UK to break up so as there thinking goes Northern Ireland will join the irish republic! Oh! and has anyone seem the Northumbria Independence Party!
  2. The other thing how many of these are going to be in an average sized town, the outsside unit may seem quiet on its own but what happenes when you have several thousand on the go in the middle of the night, will there be an effect like the "hum"? Another thing if used on mass in towns they will cause the area to have its own climate,, what effect is that going to have? cause more localised storms and flooding? Somewhere like London is notoriously hot in the summer months due to the number of people and buildings, could mean London will be a lot wetter in the future!
  3. I don't live in a city, nearest towns are 7, 9 and 10 miles away, yes there is a bus but it doesn't always go where we want to go, using a bike isn't really an option especially if work is over 20 miles away. The trouble with this is it is all dreamed up by people who live in London, they need to get a dose of reality, and accept the majority of people live outside London. The Conservatives have already bodged up HS2, which isn't a surprise, anything that require a bit of thought and planning is beyond the capability of a monkey see, monkey do government!
  4. Seems Boris is all out for a greener economy but is it all bungled? Well.yes! Air Sourced Heat Pumps - Great if you can get one to fit in your house, the main unit looks like an air con unit (but actually works in reverse) that sits in your garden, but all the other gubbins (which is noisy and beeps and whirs at night) to go in the house actually needs a lot of space (you can multiply that of a gas boiler by several times) so you are not going to be able to retrofit this gear in a small three bed house (todays build standard) unless your prepared to lose the box room or an average two bed house. Never going to work with flats! Environmental damage? Yes, believe it or not air sourced heat pumps blow out vast amounts of very cold air and garden birds don't like it, so expect a crash in the population of garden birds if these things become common place. Don't expect this to get your house much hotter than 20 degrees C and you house tempreture will feel tepid not warm. Ground source heat pumps, great if you live in an old coal mining area, if yoy live on chalk downland like the Chilterns, North/South/Wesex Downs then more problematic, if you live ina na area where the gritstone is near the surface then forget it! Electric Cars - this is really is driving into the cul-de-sac of environmental dogma, yes there needs to be a replacement but is electric really it? There is no other research into any other alternatives like hydrogen (it sounds dangerous but needs to be made in a inert gas. One thing about the batteries in electic cars if they are involved in an accident and the battery is punctured it will catch fire and by that I mean flare under pressure!
  5. Mining rights belong to the crown, if someone has the appropriate licence there is not a lot you can do about it, even if your house sits above the said mine! The farmers own the land, but they don't own the mineral rights below it
  6. The penalties for arson are steep, 10 years average but can be a life sentence if life is endangered (that includes Firefighters lives)
  7. I've been seeing people living in tents across the Uk in Cities, towns, villages and countryside, and before some wag says "holidaymakers" I am on about the growing number of homeless who are living in tents. I was shocked to see in a residential area of Loughborough in Leicestershire, people pitched up on small green spaces between pavements and roads, what was worse it seemed to be several. This is really unacceptable in 2018 in the UK! Homeless living in tents
  8. Does it include this place? Castle Donington Fire Control Centre owned by an offshored company in Jersey, Costing taxpayers £45 million I wonder who is really benefitting?
  9. Hardly it's a fact, Manchester University came out with the figures. So go and shove that up your chuff and smoke it!
  10. But they won't, there are perceived kudos of having a London office, the number of times I have heard that so and so firm is moving from the Thames Valley corridor to Central London is unreal. The trouble is prime office space in the rest of the UK is rapidly disappearing after being converted into the trendy rabbit hutch "apartments" Add to that Public Transport is near saturation point then only mad people will consider relocating their business there.
  11. This is where you are wrong, the power generation companies have been shutting down coal-fired power stations if they think they are too expensive, yes there may be lots of the wind and solar farms popping up, you still need a base load in the electricity supply. OK so if you get rid of all the coal-fired stations, what do you think will happen in winter, on a very cold foggy week when there is no wind (and this does happen in the UK). You may be able to buy in extra power from Europe but it won't be cheap. Also, you missed out the part where I mentioned " I heard" which means from someone in the business.
  12. I've been hearing that Power Stations are running short of coal, certainly seems true at two that I have passed in the last couple of days, if we have another cold snap then things could get awkward, weatherwise April isn't immune from have a cold snap and snow! Just have to hope it is sunny and windy!
  13. Latest Labour Market Outlook is out today, lots of spiel about Employers and EU labour, published by Adecco on behalf of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development https://www.cipd.co.uk/knowledge/work/trends/labour-market-outlook
  14. I have to agree there, seen too many youngsters meeting their ends over the years due to aggressive driving!
  15. There was nothing wrong with it when it was being run in public ownership if anything it was doing great!
  16. So Universal Credit will have been rolled out by 2019 nationally, I was talking to a JCP employee a little while ago and they reckoned that it was all a ploy by DWP not be able to get a computer system operational so HMRC would throw its hands in the air and walk away leaving DWP to get on with the job and be the masters of UC. Thing is, according to reports most JCP staff seem really unsure about Working Tax Credits and when pressed seemed to say "ask HMRC" which is a bit strange if they are meant to be handling it now.
  17. I can name one retailer in the motor trade (and I mean a big one) that is likely to go out of business not just on PCP but on the way it is being run, firing experienced staff, Branch Managers not having authority to sort out the most minor of issues, sales staff being promoted into management positions (as long as they are young and pretty enough). Not recruiting enough technicians. Business concentrated on more sales at the expensive of customer service
  18. This is where your wrong, old mercs, BMW's and Audis do go wrong, and boy, when they do, is it expensive!
  19. The Nazis imposed a news blackout on the Hamburg bombing, there was no blitz spirit in Germany!
  20. Is this down to cheap dare I say EU labour that has allowed cowboys to build houses in the UK? Bovis will be damned if they don't sort this out!
  21. Was speaking to someone who works for JCP, they reckon that DWP messed around so HMRC would let them run it on their own, apparently, they have a system up and running. HMRC are only dealing with legacy claimants for tax credits everything else is being funnelled into Universal Credit
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