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  1. Straight from the beginning I felt it was a huge mistake for Cameron to take a side; he should’ve stayed neutral. It was the perfect opportunity for long disgruntled voters to stick it to the political class that had angered or ignored them for so long. Also, during the debates I felt that Cameron perfectly illustrated the mentality of the much loathed career politician when he was asked about the time frame of Turkey’s ascension to the EU, only to fumble his answer and then say “well, I won’t be Prime Minister then.” (Not a direct quote) In my view, Leave didn’t ‘win’ the vote: Remain, with 40 odd years of experience and proof, totally failed to convince people to stay as a member of the EU. Threatening people was the wrong way to go.
  2. I’ve always felt that the idea that people only voted based on the information given during the campaigning was pure folly. That says more about the lack of political engagement of the person saying that more than anything else; the type of person who only takes an interest when there’s a vote coming up. I seem to remember it was said way before the vote that people who were going to vote to leave had been waiting to do so for years, and that nothing was going to change their mind. I also felt that the immediate attack on Leavers from the MSM and social media was just an attempt to shame them into requesting a second referendum. The fact is: no one knows why other people vote the way they do.
  3. As I’ve said on another thread: Politicians exist to fill their own boots, help out their friends and line up lucrative jobs for when they’ve left politics. General elections have become a choice of which suited thugs you’d like to come and burgle you. All the while lobbying and donations exist, we will never have politicians who work for the people. A radical change in politics is needed. Perhaps it will come as more and more generations are priced out of life.
  4. I’ve noticed there’s a bit of a thing when it comes to figures: an initial sharp increase in price/deaths/debt catches everyone’s attention to begin with, but as the numbers increase as time goes on, the outrage seems to wear off and the figures are just accepted. Look at our national debt, the Coronavirus deaths, the price of petrol, beer, etc.
  5. MSM also reporting that a post-Brexit trade deal is all but dead in the water now, and that a lot of companies are just not prepared for it (that’s if they’re still around). I can’t predict exactly what effect that will have on house prices (anyone?), but I can’t see it pushing them up. Perhaps early next year will be when the real despair kicks in.
  6. Thanks for replying. I just wondered if you or anyone ever thought about the knock-on effects on their own family when they bought multiple properties. I’ve asked similar questions to friends who’ve bought several houses and they just go blank. No one’s ever really answered; it’s quite bizarre. It’s as if they need to take themselves off and have a moment or something. One young lad at a party once was bemoaning being priced out, but then mentioned that his Dad owned seven housed he rented out. When I spelled out the obvious to him, it seemed it was too much for him to comprehend.
  7. @Pop321 Honest question; this is not a veiled dig at you. I seem to remember you were/are a portfolio landlord. Do you feel any responsibility for your son’s predicament?
  8. I feel the same too. The ponzi scheme has effectively become the economy. Either become part of the scam, or get left behind unfortunately. A very sad state of affairs for what was and could be a great country. I think a 15-20% drop could happen soon, but only a world war will bring the big crash now. The ЌФПSЄЯVÄTÌVӠŠ have thrown way too much at it to let it fall now. Even if a different party got in at the next election, I can’t see them letting prices drop to the level they really should be at.
  9. Worth repeating that if a global pandemic and leaving the EU doesn’t cause prices to come down, nothing will. Everyone will know in the next 6 months.
  10. Whatever happens, you can be guaranteed the консерватор will do whatever protects their ‘donors’ wealth.
  11. Dear Mariella, I’ve been given an outdated Agony Aunt column in a national newspaper, but need to find a way to fool people into thinking that the letters from readers are real and not written by myself. I’m a husky voiced 57 year old, a homeowner with one child and I’m on my second marriage. I really don’t know what to do about it. Please help, I’m at my wits’ end Yours Sincerely, Mariella
  12. Well, Christmas with no Lynx Africa just isn’t Christmas at all....
  13. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QF_sZa-qk0&t=50m42s “There’s probably still some liquidity left in your home. Are you crazy?! Get it out of there!”
  14. @happily renting Just for a laugh; why not ask them where exactly they think their kids are going to live when they grow up.
  15. If I was in an affected property, I’d be horrified to wake up one morning and find vandals had ripped the cladding off my flat with a claw hammer ?
  16. Politicians exist to fill their own boots, help out their friends and line up lucrative jobs after they’ve left politics. General elections have become a choice of which suited thugs you’d like to come and burgle you. All the while lobbying and donations exist, we will never have politicians who work for the people. A radical change in politics is needed. Perhaps it will come as more and more generations are priced out of life.
  17. 4 years of comedy to go too! What will the National debt be in 2024 though? £5,000,000,000,000?!? Rishi Sunak - Chancellor™ and his magic money ears all the way.......
  18. You know things are serious when the last comparable record of anything quite as bad was written with a quill!
  19. Good link, thanks for posting. Saves me lots of the exasperation of trying to explain to cross-armed boomer family how f**cked up the whole situation is. Now I can just send this. Perhaps they’ll believe it as it’s written by a journalist. It’s been said by many; but if a global pandemic and Brexit doesn’t make prices drop, nothing will.
  20. Sorry, bad writing structure. I mean they don’t seem to understand why they’re despised so much. Or maybe they do?! I have more respect for drug dealers than I do for BTLers; they are the lowest of the low.
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