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  1. It's not necessarily about consuming chlorine, it's about it being used as a hygiene standard. It's a practice that has been banned in the EU for two decades, because they declared it is not hygienic enough. I suggest you take some time and watch of the following Dispatches programme: https://www.channel4.com/programmes/dispatches/on-demand/68769-001 NATO helps, sure. Especially on outside interference. However stability within Europe is primarily thanks to the EU unity. I can see you're the type of person that will shout loudest in a debate, without actually listening to the other side. It's a first for me being accused of brainwashing though. I encourage anyone to do their own research, instead of just blindly believing anything I say. Shame you think that way, or, it could actually just be your default response to someone speaking sense against your rambling. Talking to the wrong person to defend the likes of May and Hammond. But I'll raise you Rees-Mogg and Farage, with Banks roaming around being an upstanding citizen. Nice one, more name calling. That will surely better your argument now.
  2. Ah yes, here we go. The typical class of a hardcore Brexiter. If someone doesn't agree with something you say, then it's time to grab a fistful of mud... just don't go down that road. I'm not associating you with a full-time idiot. Yes. In the past, Europe was one of the most conflict areas in the world. Since the EU formed we have enjoyed peace and friendship between the European countries like never before. Having this unity, this also protects us from attack from outside Europe. Do you disagree with this? I admire your trust and faith in the UK government, but it comes to no surprise that I have my doubts. If we exit, and we are on our own, do you think we have any bargaining power to influence good deals with other countries? If so, I'm interest to hear how? The reality is, other countries will take advantage of this situation. I'm sure you have read about the chlorinated chicken coming our way as part of the US trade deal. Sadly, this is just a taster of what is to come. Nonsense - you do not know that. It will need to be renegotiated. It doesn't look good keeping those partnerships under a no-deal. https://sciencebusiness.net/news/state-come-how-brexit-will-affect-uk-science Again, like I said before: EU has many flaws, but it's better to correct them from the inside. However, they have many more benefits than flaws. I do think you are overestimating our individual power at the world stage. UK is not what it was in the past, and it's very dangerous having this false confidence. Just because David Cameron said this, doesn't make it binding. The campaign was announced for selfish reasons, rushed and riddled with lies. It was a farce, filled with sensationalist propaganda. There is no way people had an informed opinion about remaining or leaving. Now, over 3 years later, people are beginning to understand what happened and what is about to happen. It's not like remain are wanting to bin the result altogether. Another democratic vote is the only sensible option at this stage. Brexiters are extremely worried about having this second referendum, as there's a good chance it will undermine their 'majority' vote. Well, yes he did. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/nigel-farage-wants-second-referendum-7985017
  3. I do appreciate other people have differing opinions, but come on... some voted to leave the EU, then have the audacity to turn their noses up at a potential deal to leave. The mindset of a no-deal preference is just lost on me. Why would anyone be so reckless? With all the flaws of the EU, I do believe it’s better inside. Just to name a few high-level reasons; it’s more secure, better trade (within Europe and also rest of the world), safer standards/regulations for food and environment, ease of travel, and knowledge sharing of scientific studies. There’s a lot to improve on though! It actually shocks me there are people out there willing to give that up, but also believe we will prosper under a no-deal situation. This is not project fear, this is real life. I don’t think they fully grasp how much of a dangerous mess the UK will be in. The other final thing I wanted to mention. Apparently it’s undemocratic to have another referendum. What a load of nonsense. Having a vote on something is the most democratic thing you can do... especially when the original campaign was rushed and the public were fed lies. Farage, just before the result was announced knowing it was close, said he was going to setup another referendum straight away. Must become undemocratic if the vote goes your way.
  4. Oh, right. What is then? Because as far as I can make out, none of you know what Brexit actually is.
  5. Looks like it has been up for even longer than that - originally indexed on 5th May 16. Not sure what is going on with it though.
  6. Not many were able to read the aftermath, in that, how those behind the scenes orchestrated QE and defended HPI at all costs. Those decision makers in power owned decreasing assets, making them have a VI role. Seems obvious now, but it was difficult to see at the time, especially how the solution is to make the same mistakes again (fuelling assets using credit). I bought around the Templepatrick area.
  7. Did you buy soon after that @2buyornot2buy? Just wondering what swayed it for you, as you were pretty convinced about not buying from reading those messages. Also, I wonder if @Shotoflight is now a resident of mumsnet...
  8. No. I went onto their website and her profile no longer exists. So, she must have left quite recently - not that it matters anymore!
  9. No doubt about it. I knew it at the time when a bidding war came out of the blue, after 6 weeks without a squeak of interest. So it came to no surprise seeing a photo of her mug selling the property when it came back up.
  10. It's easy to read "don't trust Estate Agents", and you think, "aye, grand". It's only when you experience something odd, your attitude to Estate Agents will really change immediately afterwards. I have plenty of tales. However one that springs to my mind, is a property in South Belfast which needed a decent amount of work. I put in an offer, and it was put on the table... fair enough so far. Days, weeks would go past, I always needed to prompt the Estate Agent asking what was going on. She never gave a straight answer, even the basics like who owned the property (someone let slip it was bank owned), but apparently it was "some relative" according to her. I couldn't ask about the property if she wasn't in the office. She would go on holiday, but viewings would still go on. Anyway, cutting it short. After about 4-5 weeks, she said it was "provisionally accepted on the basis of two more viewings this week". I thought right, finally. Didn't think much of it, because there would have been about a lot of viewings previously. The very last viewing had a builder (likely didn't even exist), who stalled the ball completely, because we were waiting over a week for him to give a quote to the people viewing. In the meantime more viewers, different type of viewers... developers. They created a bidding war, the offer price increased £20k in an afternoon, with me not even notified about the bidding war, I had to phone them to find out. Needless to say, I didn't entertain the bidding war. Fast forward a year. The same property up for sale. Completely renovated. Now an mere £110k more than the price advertised a year before. Who was selling it? The same company, Templeton Robinson, and the exact same Estate Agent. I got played. I understand this isn't illegal, just immoral.
  11. You aren't mad. I hung on during the GFC and witnessed, beyond belief, the same crap reoccurring. This didn't happen overnight. The financial crash is now over a decade old, it's a long time to be waiting with added frustration. Sure, we had our HPC in Northern Ireland, but life events meant I was going to wait a little while before buying. The bottom bounced hard, really hard. More adverts on the television showing attractive mortgage cashback offers. Cheap credit has came back and was knocking on the door of everyone's home. I underestimated how gullible the masses would be, even with the recent history. So everyone seemed to be jumping back on the credit bandwagon with bliss. Brexit vote happened in 2016, and again, I read that one wrong. Instead of stagnating and preparing for economic disruption... HPI got even worse and went into overdrive. I eventually bought outside of Belfast quite recently. It's actually sobering how much you get for your money, and the process was less frustrating than many of the Belfast ordeals. It's a forever home. My point? You can be waiting and waiting, the most obvious things may not go the way you thought. Don't pass things up if the time is right to live in a home and you find somewhere you like. Check your financials and make sure you comfortably afford it with a lot of breathing space. I do think there will be a crash of somesort, but when? It could be soon, it could be another decade! The government obviously has a HPI agenda, and the system is pumped so much with QE, it has distorted things. Anyway, good luck on your decision. Just thought I'd share my experience.
  12. Like @2buyornot2buy said, Laganvale Court is too far. I remember viewing two properties in Stranmillis, both for sale at the same time, and they were a 15 second walk between each other - Wilesden and Belvedere. Only the latter is inside the catchment area. It has do to with the postcode, which isn't too expansive because both properties are pretty much a stones throw away from the school. To be honest, I had given up on Stranmillis some time in 2018. Open viewings, bidding wars, estate agents playing games, the most expensive place to buy per sq foot, and, in my opinion, it's got a posh feel to the area - worse than it was before, people now feel the need to advertise they live in Stranmillis and how much their house is worth, as if they are somewhat superior. I kind of ignored the insane rises between 2014-2017, but 2018 went a whole different level. While taking everything into account, I decided to look elsewhere. Good luck in your search!
  13. Just curious, but how has the annual change increased if the quarter dropped -1%?
  14. Any idea why? Trouble getting banks to lend at these levels? Brexit jitters?
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