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Philby1

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  1. Maybe they are having a make a new new new new equation to make the numbers work. I think it's not too long until they will need a new set of numbers, as the ones currently used are obviously broken.
  2. I think there was quite a few ideas being talked about and I personally didn't pick up that the discussion was all about property being expropriated. What I think is interesting is that the Economist (the writer must have seeked out the ok before going on) are engaging in what are perceived radical debate/ideas to solve the housing problem and this is interesting in itself. The economist writers idea of what rent seeking is, is so out of kilter with what most people's understanding was also interesting.
  3. A really interesting debate around housing on Novara Media about 27 mins in with an Economist contributor.
  4. Ha hate is too strong a word and I don't like to waste energy on pointless folks like estate agents, I dislike them the most would be more correct.
  5. Always nice to wake up to such positive news, thanks for sharing! Can't wait for the next round of Foxtons to close, that's always the most pleasurable to hear.
  6. Good to see you're writing the next series of Brass Eye!
  7. Well this is 6 of them https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/nov/13/foxtons-closes-london-branches-estate-agent-sales-brexit What very lovely lunch time reading, just wish it was more....... lots more!
  8. Ha sounds your economist friend is a true believer in ever continuing expansion and growth forever........ not sure I'd like to be in his delusional economics class and paying 9 grand a year to listen to his made up BS. The whole thing now is so ridiculous it's truly staggering, who the hell is buying into this market? It's quite an interesting narrative in the media taking shape now on housing in the UK. Vested interests are just hoping things will go away if they keep putting out the message through the media that house prices going up is good for everyone. It's got to be an equivalent with the Soviets 5 year plans of ever increasing harvests when the people are standing in line for bread all day in empty supermarkets.
  9. Thanks for posting the link, always enjoy listening to Danny Dorling. My god I hope he's right that we have hit peak inequality, sadly I don't think he is.
  10. They can BS and massage employment figures, NHS funding, living standards and educational debts etc..... but the one thing they can't fudge anymore is with housing. The other bread and butter areas it's too difficult for people to pin down as they can confuse people with abstract arguments. With housing the facts are staring everyone in the face, that people are renting longer and paying massive amounts for a tiny crap hole, family members living at home into middle age, people up to their eyeballs in crippling mortgage debts. The Tories record in government is going to be impossible for them to defend at the next General Election. The Tories at the next election are going to be absolute toast and it sounds like Oliver Lewin is beginning to realise it.
  11. Labour could only lose in these Local elections as they were fighting areas they were already strong in. Ok they could have won Wandsworth, but it was a tall order and the report are they were only 200 votes short. Next year the Tories are defending a lot more of their council seats than Labour are, see the link. So next year will be very interesting.
  12. Although very funny, this is completely miss leading and scare mongering to tenants. Surely there is some kind of governing body to report this too?
  13. Hope the Telegraph are going to run a story on how leading architects don't need living rooms. How long do we have to endure this rubbish until the pendulum swings the other way.
  14. Ha, reading the article I feel like I've just been to a wake. I really am amazed how these journalists/experts (I say this tongue in cheek) manage to dance around and dodgy the house price elephant in the room. It's Brexit and stamp duty's fault this week, really?
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