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  1. 97% of funding for economic research within the UK is funded by [guess who] the EU... LSE receive nearly 40% of their funding from the EU and have not exactly been shy about how anxious they are in respect to loosing that funding.
  2. Again... where are you getting this info from? Genuinely interested because I voted leave but am a big supporter of the NHS.
  3. I see. You're inability to separate topics has lead you to believe that by going against brexit you are in fact saving the NHS?
  4. This is very interesting indeed... where did you get this information from?
  5. Did you know if you mix all the letters up and play it backwards it says "the EU is a non democratic federalist movement"?
  6. The actual message if you had listened and read into the red bus - like most who voted to leave - was 'Take Back Control' (says it twice on the bus as it happens). The EU extracts money from each member state and redistributes the capital in order to control society. The EU funds society in order to control society.
  7. A dramatic increase in suicide rate would suggest the lazy Greeks are paying the price for their skulduggery. A 20,000+ increase since 2010. That number pails into insignificance when you take into account otherwise avoidable deaths associated with lack of funding for healthcare and services. What was the name of that sponging, lazy Greek OAP that blew his head off outside Parliament?
  8. Comedy! Much more than first anticipated - you really do need to read up. The Greeks voted to leave the EU and the Euro in their recent referendum.
  9. That's a weak answer that skirts around the question my friend. What's your opinion regarding Germany not paying back the €279bn it owes Greece? The people of Greece did not commit fraud. To imply so is nonsensical... do you believe that the people of the UK are responsible for the current housing crisis or Quantitative Easing for example? The people of Greece are victims - victims of a corrupt financial system, corrupt central banks, corrupted central and local government and a corrupt politico-economic union of which there are 28 member states. Bond holders, banks, and the IMF bear responsibility for having made irresponsible loans to Greece - The 'joke' is to believe otherwise. If you take the time to read up on the subject - specifically Goldman Sachs and Germany' involvement in rushing Greece into the Euro, including which other EU member states where using the same derivative SWAP mechanism at the time - I genuinely believe that you'll be quite shocked. You're doing yourself a disservice to believe what the mainstream report on the Greek situation without taking the time to question. Examining the Greek story will potentially open your eyes up to the EU and provide you with a greater understanding of why so many of us want to leave.
  10. All Greeks? Genuine question: Why didn't they get much of a telling off and why was it brushed under the carpet so quickly? Was it because - courtesy of Goldman - Germany, Italy and Spain were using the same mechanism at exactly the same time? What's your opinion on why [bankrupted] Greece - one of the smallest countries in the EU became the biggest purchaser of arms during early 'bailout' negotiations with Germany? Arms supplied solely by German and French Arms dealers.
  11. This isn't a discussion solely involving the BBC. The traditional 'Press' is struggling in the new digital age, due to a huge decline in advertising revenue - this is yet another undeniably brilliant move from Corbyn. The press have been working overtime against Corbyn since day one. He is offering everyone within the industry a lifeline. I can't think of a better way to get the press 'on side'? He's a genius. “I simply say this. I want us to have a strong and vibrant democracy and I support journalists who want us to have a strong and vibrant democracy" "The Labour leader outlined a series of reforms for what he described as the “failing” news media in a speech at the Edinburgh TV Festival. He spoke of a desire to “break the stranglehold of elite power and billionaire domination over large parts of our media”. He floated proposals including the creation of an independent fund for public interest journalism paid for by tech giants and granting charitable status for some local, investigative journalism. The Labour leader also raised the prospect of giving journalists the power to elect editors and having seats on boards for workers and consumers “when a title or programme gets particularly large and influential”.
  12. http://www.cityam.com/286252/brussels-elites-fiddled-while-rome-burned-may-soon-get "It is hardly surprising in the circumstances that the Italian electorate has supported parties which are pledged to overthrow the status quo. If they do what they say they will, the impact will be greater than that of Brexit. Greece and Portugal are in the same position as Italy, with GDP in both economies still being below pre-crisis levels. But they are small". http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44214499 "In fact, despite the caveats I've listed above, what Five Star and The League are proposing would shake Italian and European politics to the core". "They've declared a "People's Republic" and "Italians First!" is one of their slogans. Their message: the interests of ordinary Italians - not of the rich or well connected or of "the bureaucrats in Brussels" should now be prioritised".
  13. In total agreement with you. I know an individual with an interest only mortgage who has just come into a reasonably large inheritance. She's aware of all the 'ticking time bomb stories' so is not going to do anything with the money except keep it in the bank and wait things out until Gov show their hand. Quite smart.
  14. Yes... I'd never considered the re-mortgage implications. So as prices fall potentially those who have used the 'scheme' could find themselves unable to re-mortgage and at the mercy of SVR? Just as rates start to rise. Not pretty.
  15. https://www.which.co.uk/news/2018/05/slowing-house-prices-spell-bad-news-for-help-to-buy-equity-loans/ A plug for Which? Mortgage Advisers... but interesting none the less.
  16. Yes, couldnt agree more? Am in complete support of the OP. Please re-read my comment. What does the following mean?
  17. Noticed an increasing number of articles within the same vein recently... the mood is certainly changing. Regarding the 'supply' debate the question really has to be - how many families and individuals do you see sleeping on the streets in the UK due to 'lack of available homes'? The answer is none. There is always a home to RENT.
  18. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43504015
  19. I kid you not! https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/andy-haldane-bank-of-england-how-your-spotify-songs-set-the-tone-for-economy-72fplctwp
  20. The Bank of England is heading for 'a car crash' when the next financial crisis starts http://uk.businessinsider.com/bank-of-england-car-crash-financial-crisis-interest-rates-2018-4 https://www.ippr.org/files/2018-04/cej-just-about-managing-demand-march2018.pdf Quantitative easing has been the main policy experiment to find a solution to these structural weaknesses. But the effects of QE are unreliable and inherently uncertain. They have led to significant winners and losers, without any democratic or public accountability. By increasing asset prices, QE has benefited equity investors and owner-occupiers, who tend already to be better off, while hurting pensioners dependent on retirement income and young people seeking to get on the housing ladder. The combination of these two structural weaknesses in the UK’s macroeconomic framework has almost certainly meant that incomes and living standards are significantly lower than they should otherwise have been. This has also meant that interest rates have been unable to rise, leaving policymakers even less well equipped to combat the next recession than they were in 2008. Given that the UK experiences an economic downturn on average once every 10 to 15 years, the next recession may not be far away.
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