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  1. From https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/oct/12/time-millionaires-meet-the-people-pursuing-the-pleasure-of-leisure
  2. https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/year-hell-now-trail-filth-20970106
  3. Homes now cheaper to rent than buy https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/mortgageshome/article-9679113/Homes-cheaper-rent-buy-time-2014.html
  4. First hand experience report. Interesting quote https://www.standard.co.uk/homesandproperty/property-news/trying-out-sky-pool-reporter-london-aquarium-in-sky-b939567.html
  5. Two-bedroom cottage in Padstow measuring just 8ft 2in wide - making it narrower than a London bus goes on the market for nearly £430,000 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9639793/Two-bedroom-cottage-measuring-just-8ft-2in-wide-market-nearly-430-000.html
  6. Some recent photos https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9639815/Swimmers-enjoy-worlds-sky-pool-115-FEET-ground-London.html
  7. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9604789/Untrained-nine-week-old-sheepdog-Lassie-worlds-EXPENSIVE-puppy-selling-7-6k.html A working dog, so perhaps different to lockdown puppies.
  8. There would still be a bureaucracy associated with UBI I think. Somebody has to decide and record who qualifies and keep the list up to date. If, for example, it was decided to give some form of UBI to every one living in the UK on a certain date, there needs to be a list of those people. After that date, you need to keep the list up to date for births, deaths, emigrants, immigrants etc. Do immigrants qualify immediately, or only if they are British citizens, or after a certain period of time if not? Do illegal immigrants coming over the channel in dinghies qualify? Do people in prison qualify, given the state is providing all of their basic needs? If not, this needs to be recorded, as people go into and out of prison. Do people in long term NHS or care paid for by the state qualify? It seems there could be lots of such bureaucratic issues associated with UBI and lots of ever changing records needing to be kept, modified, corrected etc. So the DSS staff might still be needed to do all that, thus no money is saved at all.
  9. From what i've read, Sinovac is only about 50% effective, whereas AZ is about 70% and Pfizer about 90%. So that may be another reason for Chile having problems despite high vaccination rates
  10. https://www.theguardian.com/money/2021/feb/20/i-was-told-it-was-as-safe-as-houses-savers-owed-thousands-as-firm-fails "guaranteed 10% return and absolutely safe" would immediately raise red flags for me, even seven years ago!
  11. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9219191/Hampshire-three-bed-bungalow-pylon-garden-goes-sale-380-000.html A three-bedroom bungalow with a gigantic electricity pylon in the back garden goes up for sale for £380,000. The Hampshire home is for sale with Jeffries and Dibbens in Portchester and appears to be a lovely family house. It boasts three bedrooms, a conservatory and garage, as well as a huge electricity pylon in the back garden.
  12. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-9121499/Father-one-1-million-budget-spends-FOUR-YEARS-Grand-Designs.html A father-of-one baffled and delighed Grand Designs viewers in equal measures last night in the 'craziest episode ever', after he spent four years and £4.5 million transforming an abandoned Neo-Gothic cemetery lodge into his dream home with a swimming pool and a moat.
  13. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-9115043/Buy-let-investors-pension-plans-wiped-cladding-scandal.html
  14. Daily Mail article The houses that just won't sell If you've ever struggled to sell your home after putting it on the market, spare a thought for the owners of these homes which have been listed for up to nearly nine years without a buyer. A £325,000 three-bedroom detached bungalow in Leicester has been on sale since February 22, 2012 - the longest time of any property in Britain, despite having an 'excellent sized loft' and garden with paved area. Other properties on the market for a very long time include a £57,000 studio flat in Leeds since December 2013 and a £100,000 flat in Nottingham and £1.35million deluxe apartment in Central London, both since 2014.
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