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  1. Come on, think it through... Why do they get away with building crap at the moment ?
  2. So the building company sold a detached house on a plot that had permission for 2 semis, and then they thought this was the solution. It sounds like the council isn't having it. Is this situation actually bad for Mr Aryal ? Seems like he's stumbled into having spare land with permission to build.
  3. As long as they replace it with an annual property tax (as a proxy for Land tax which would be better)
  4. Unbelievable. Pennsylvania are going to bed at 2200hrs, the Dems will let us know the result in the morning, sometime. Betfair: Trump 1.88 The crowd were on the pitch, but...
  5. I don't think so. Betfair had been Trump 3.0 all week until 4hrs ago. That worried me. As an ex Sports-Arber it's hard for me to think BF is wrong, but politics is different to sports. Now Trump is 1.33
  6. It's done. Congrats to the Trump bettors. I bet Unity2020 and layed Biden. So small win for me.
  7. just hit Trump 1.72 now 1.83 Trump landslide coming in .....
  8. I wonder what they think a NIMBY is? This as a very biased piece by the BBC but against the NIMBYs for once. Is the tide turning ?
  9. My sales have dropped to near zero. I make a home entertainment product that usually sells to reasonably well off people. At start of covid I was expecting orders to increase. But none of my friends have been adversely affected, and most are better off. 2 are on 100% pay with nothing to do (1 government, 1 private). Everyone else I know is working from home or mostly from home (mostly govt workers). And then there are the Self-Employed with their £14k bonuses (SEISS). A friend who manages NHS staff told me her staff were moaning about losing their holiday days (because sittin
  10. That article is just a garbled mess of a re-write of the BBC article. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-49500942 Interesting point that was omitted is that she fostered her two grandkids. Far from altruistic when you see how much foster parents are paid. Looks like this grandmother is now into round two of extracting the maximum from the state as a professional child producer. If her unmentioned previous child/children is/are not capable of looking after their own kids, why does the council think she is a suitable foster parent for these poor grandchildren?
  11. UK property taxes are so low because that's how the rich like it to be. The working plebs are stitched up by not being offered an alternative to vote for. And Land Tax is the answer to most of our economic problems.
  12. Apart from the problems with GDP definition/measurement, it's also very telling that politicians talk about GDP, whereas GDP per capita is what most people should care about.
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