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  1. I originally thought they'd offer a solution to the unlimited immigration issue and use that as the means to offer a new vote on a 'reformed' relationship with the EU. But I suspect you are right, we will eventually get the 'people's vote', and they'll just use 'creative counting' if necessary to ensure we vote the right way next time.
  2. With a bit of fettling the Irish border could be done. You set up a few custom's offices, near to, but not on the main crossing points and some number plate cameras at those crossing points. HGVs that are then seen crossing the border and should report in to the nearest custom's office in a timely manner to do the paperwork and/or inspections. Cars & people can go back & forth, unimpeded no bother. Vans would raise suspicions if they made too many crossings; but as I said, a bit of fettling. The only further check would be security, passport control between NI & GB mainland, on planes/boats. That ensures NI protects the mainland from foreign nationals who have been previously expelled, and likewise GB ports help protect the ROI. With the rise in terror attacks against mass transport, such a measure is prudent anyway. Maybe I'm missing something; but it seems there's no will to find a solution.
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    Is like the millennials favourite word ?

    I get annoyed by words that suddenly become fashionable and over used, and often incorrectly used. e.g. Contemporary, Narrative
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    Pension time bomb

    The whole contracted out/SERPS thing seems a bit vague to be honest. I got an online forecast a few days ago, it credited me with 33 years worth of contributions. It then says to reach the full pension, I need another 5 years. So, 38 years in total not 35; I guess that's my punishment for contracting out.
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    Pension time bomb

    Basic Maths. New State pension £159.55pw/£8296pa accrued from 35 years = £237 pension for each year you pay NI. To buy you an Annuity with RPI at age 67, that's probably a rate around 4.2% ish. So your £237pa benefit accrued in one year is akin to a £5642 lump sum being put aside for you. How many of these recent migrants (let alone the locals topped up by Tax Credits) that we are told are working and contributing 'so much', actually pay £5642 in Tax + NI per year? It's going to have to go pop at some point.
  6. Lauren Southern has also been prevented from entering the UK.
  7. I'd say my terraced hovel (Wokingham) has probably dropped about 10% over the last 18 months. Can't remember the last time a similar house to mine was bought by a private buyer in my street. Perhaps the BTL tax changes are taking effect. Not sure though if it's impacting the semi's and detached houses yet.
  8. To me, not paying the rent direct to the landlord is just corruption .. they really cannot be that stupid. Surely all rents should be paid direct via BACS and that way all monies are known and traceable, with the data shared with Benefits Agency, HMRC & Land Registry etc. No benefit claimant would be able rent out a home they haven't declared, while living in one provided by the state, all income taxes due would be accounted for and so on. But of course I expect the benefit system to be for those in need; instead it just a way for all participants to fleece the tax payer (e.g. points A and B above)
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    SJW meltdown

    Racism at 7! That's nothing .... I'm younger, born in the '60s. Yet I was the victim of racism before even being born. I was born in Luton, and as the health service was swamped with off-spring knocked out left and centre by migrants; the locals played second fiddle. So both I and my younger sister had to be born at home, my parents had to accept the extra risk..... of course it would have been racist otherwise.
  10. Benefits have distorted everything. The landlord class trouser our tax monies and/or the Govt. deficit money. Much easier than actually producing wealth. It's why they love immigration, as its just more claimants, and more consumers. Pull away the benefits and houses would have to reflect what people actually earn. The sense of entitlement now amongst our own and the migrants is reaching obscene levels. When the crash comes; we'll need the army out to keep public order.
  11. Remember they can also second the foreign employee to the UK, no NI to pay for first 12 Months; and of course then pay the person with a mix of Min Wage + Tax Free Relocation expenses. It's a jolly wheeze, so 'temporary' foreign workers transferred here are more or less paid Gross.
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    Luxury Block Acquired for Grenfell Residents

    I thought that .. or perhaps they will just let the expensive flat out, and move out to somewhere cheaper. Also isn't this appeasement a fire-hazard; wont it just encourage a load of fire-starters.
  13. True. They also alienate those of us bought a house only to have the work-shy and the migrant move in next door thanks to the benefit fuelled BLT boom.
  14. This is spot on, paying people effectively 25K to sit on their hands is nuts. Yes, some may think its not a lot to live on, but that is because of the mad cost of housing. We need to turn back to council houses (without right to buy). Then gradually as you move people from private housing to the new public accommodation, those left in the private sector; whether working or on benefits will see their rents come down. This also requires us to control our borders and/or restrict in-work benefits to UK nationals. The Left however doesn't want to limit immigration, its wallows in creating poverty.. as it means more votes. The current benefits system props up housing costs, lines the pockets of the landlords and acts as a magnet for migrants to come here to join the gravy train
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    Votes Per MP

    Why not have both ? How about larger constituencies, say 450. Then we all still have an MP to ignore us, but with 650 seats in the house, the other 200 could be dolled out on a PR basis. A sort of hybrid solution.

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