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  1. Wow some very bitter people on here. I don't begrudge someone unemployed or under employed getting a benefit, if they didn't get it then it wouldn't go to me instead that's for sure. 39% of UC claimants are in work, quite a lot in the "essential" jobs that have allowed a lot of us to sit on our asses at our laptops for the last year so it's clear that the shitty wages are the reason they need it. Poor people spend money, isn't that what we want/ need? It a clear the majority on here have not a lot of experience of the UC system as it is not easy to game the system like you seem to think. I still get more for working so fine by me. Its clearly just fashionable for old men to complain about benefits, others having children and immigrants. It will never ever stop.
  2. Yea I'll happily take it although I imagine I'm a couple years down the queue at this point
  3. So the new variants have shut down the "just let it spread among the young and protect the old" camps. This is a very clever virus and clearly not helped by our lax attitude. Every new host is a potential new mutation and I think I read recently that this virus has mutated far faster than most seen before. We do need to get a grip on this it's getting silly now. Such a lazy and defeatist early attitude of "can't stop it, just like the flu, so what they are old anyway" bla bla (which was clearly impossible anyway- even for Sweden). Maybe if this ends up going the way of the Spanish flu and affecting the young more it will be stopped. If it continues spreading it is potentially going to mutate so much that the vaccines may become innefective (unlikely but these days I'm making no assumptions). At that point a lot of people are going to be very put out. Reminds me of a mobile game i used to play, pandemic or something like that. Create a perfect virus and infect the world as fast as you can. I remember the most successful virus was always not too deadly and not too symptomatic, otherwise your host dies off too soon and it won't spread, kind of like Ebola and other haemorragic fever- nasty nasty disease and not one that gets far in the western world. This is getting sad now
  4. I'll be getting it when it finally rolls around to my age group. No serious concerns for myself if I catch covid but I don't want to pass onto other more vulnerable people. Of course the government have to actually roll it out successfully for it to work so I'll watch that space.
  5. Antivaxxers have been around since 1800 odd when the first vaccine was ever produced. It brings me comfort in an odd way to know that it's kind of normal for people to be scared of things they don't understand. The main issue currently is nonsense and pseudoscience spreads 4 times faster than the truth. If this is some giant conspiracy it's a bloody good one and kudos to the those running the show.
  6. Nope i wasn't crowing for lockdown at all, I was more in the camp of shouldn't have let it run rampant in the first place. Have you seen the videos of Hancock picking his nose and telling parliament that they have put leaflets up in airports there's nothing to worry about this will not be a problem for the UK, fast forward 11 months and it ooops turns out it was a slight issue afterall. In hindsight, probably should have stopped the planes in from US and China and Italy, maybe should have done a bit of test and trace in the early days and maybe, just maybe paying people to go out and eat crap in the middle of a pandemic was not a smart idea. The really annoying part of this is that lockdown is the last thing that should happen and is a clear sign of failure. They tried to do it on the cheap as always and look where we are.
  7. So the public sector workers that kept the country running are having another pay freeze to pay for . . . Dido Harding to buy another horse, Half price burgers and chips and for people to be sat at home for months. From the basic consensus I've seen so far it appears the default position is along the lines of "I'm on furlough and would love to go back to my job so everyone else should be happy to accept a cut". I'm very sorry but if you are still on furlough you probably don't have a job to go back to and I would have been looking elsewhere by now, not sat on the sofa waiting for it magically reappear and being bitter about other people still having a job that is needed. Plenty of private sector staff have been working non stop throughout lockdown. It's not private vs public sector it's essential vs non essential. e.g Not sure why are barman is bitter at a careworker for example as they are both being shafted the same way. I just don't see how this can be real policy every single week there is another completely stupid decision that they make normal people pay for. All it takes is a quick bit of LOOK OVER THERE/ divide and rule and the masses lap it up. How can these supposedly rich ministers be so bad with money. How about they stop wa%&ing our money away for one day of the week.
  8. The Landlord And Tenant Act (1985) The Landlord and Tenant Act (1985) details the responsibilities of landlords and tenants under assured shorthold tenancies. The document came into force in 1985 and is still used today. It overrules any other document. When it comes to hot water and heating systems, the act states that the landlord is responsible for keeping heating and hot water systems in repair and proper working order. The act also requires that the landlord keeps water, gas, electricity, and sanitation systems in the same condition. This act covers everything from gas fires and water boilers to radiators and any electrical heaters that have been provided directly by the landlord. Your Responsibilities As Tenant You do have some responsibilities, as a tenant, to ensure that heating, hot water, and other systems are kept in good working order. You are required to perform daily and routine maintenance, and to ensure that you don’t damage or break the system. You will need to check your tenancy agreement to see what exactly you are responsible for. For example, you are likely to be responsible for clearing blocked drains or fixing leaking taps. General maintenance includes actions like bleeding the radiators, so if your radiators are warming up but not heating up fully, you should bleed the radiators first. If this doesn’t fix the problem, then it may be indicative of a different, bigger problem, that is the responsibility of the landlord. Some problems, such as frozen pipes preventing the heating system from working, could be your problem or that of your landlord. If you do attempt any maintenance yourself, ensure that you do so safely, and use registered engineers where required. If you attempt a repair yourself, and your actions cause further damage, you may be liable to pay for more expensive repairs which will need to be made by a professional. Landlord Responsibilities If repairs are deemed to be the landlord’s responsibility, the amount of time they have to make these repairs are determined by a number of different factors. For example, if the heating system breaks in summer, this is not likely to be considered an emergency or urgent, but if the system breaks down in winter, when temperatures are much lower, you can reasonably expect this problem to be rectified as a matter of urgency. Your first step should always be to contact your landlord or, in the case of managed properties, the letting agency that deals with your property rental. Keep a copy of any email or letter that you send, and document phone calls and discussions that you have. These might be required if you need to claim compensation at a later date. What Is Considered An Urgent Repair? A total loss of hot water is always considered an emergency, regardless of weather or other conditions. You can boil water for cleaning dishes, for washing, and even for washing clothes, but your landlord should not hold out on making repairs. A lack of heating may also be considered an emergency, but this depends on the time of year. For example, losing your heating during the summer months is unlikely to have much effect. In winter, a lack of heating could be life threatening, and if your landlord fails to fix the problem after 48 hours of it being reported to them, they could be guilty of causing a major health hazard for you and other tenants
  9. Contrary to Mr Bayat’s claim, the family’s rental agreement, seen by Bristol24/7, states that the landlord is responsible for providing tenants with heating and hot water.
  10. I disagree, if your letting a property it should as a minimum have working heating and be dry/ not full of leaks. It really is the most basic of requirements if your in the business of people farming. If they "went home" wherever that is which we don't know, then it doesnt solve the problem and only forces the next person into that situation. I know the area well and it's grim, some gentrification happening but this is only causing rents to rise, having viewed a flat in that area years ago I can believe the state of it.
  11. It's a finite resource so it is going to run out at some point
  12. Everyone knows oil is running out FFS. The earth is heating up from use of the stuff- if you want an actual conspiracy how about the fact that they knew about the effects of co2 on the atmosphere and ecosystems in the 1970s and buried it. We are ready to go with renewables, a lot of people want to have a liveable planet (wait let me guess before you start- you don't believe in climate change?) What if instead covid 19 is just a massive lie perpetuated by big toilet roll to force up the price of bog roll? Or ppe manufacturers. Or maybe Zoom is behind the entire thing. You can waste your time on these videos but you must realise how it sounds that a global conspiracy would be allowed to be laid bare on YouTube
  13. Also when did the antivaxxer tin foil hatters arrive? Shouldn't you be in Hyde park with Corbyn's brother right about now?
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