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  1. Exactly. And looking at the top comments on the Telegraph website, it is clear their readers don't believe it either: "We were previously told that Frankfurt would take over from London because Britain was outside the Euro zone and the ECb is based in Frankfurt - but it didn't happen" If the UK completely leaves the EU, there is no reason to think banks will move to Frankfurt. If anything the opposite will happen.
  2. I went to Cambridge and was born in August. Fitzwilliam College (one of the newer ones public schoolboys wouldn't want to be see dead in). Just thought I'd say that
  3. But it's a dangerous game. Let a wing drop and you'll roll over into a full-blown spin, and hit the ground like a fiery twisted mass of moltern metal..
  4. Uploaded with ImageShack.us Out of interest, I wonder whether the leaseholders will still have to pay ground rent on the flats. There's no ground anymore!
  5. It is a general principle in life that if you want something you have to pay for it. And these conservative MP's are well acquainted with this principle. So if any landowner should wish to sell his green-belt land for any reason I see no distinction between the buyer being a house-building firm wanting to build homes for occupation, or an organisation wishing to keep that land free of building for the purpose of people being able to walk through it and "enjoy the countryside". You pay's your money and you takes your choice. Government should abolish all requirements for planning consent.
  6. Barclays and the Nationwide have apparently launched a price war by slashing interest rates on new mortgages, the Daily Mail reports. Is this a genuine new spurt in the market, or more government/bank ramping to try to stop their pecker (house prices) going down? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2179115/Mortgage-lenders-Barclays-Nationwide-slash-rates-fight-win-new-customers.html
  7. According to the ONS - Office of National Statistics (a government quango) and reported by the BBC, the key to happiness is apparently to own a house and have a job. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-18966729 Talking about a desparate attempt to talk up the market. Now if you don't buy a house you'll be a miserable s*d!
  8. It is interesting that the government cannot directly gain access to the assets as they are overseas. Does anyone know whether there are any countries where the UK (or Irish) governments CAN get tax money or similar directly? For example if I was to send my money over to France, refused to pay tax on it. Yes I would ultimately be jailed, but could they get the money out of France? What about countries outside the EU such as Mexico?
  9. I think you have to be parked in a public place, or a place to which the public have access to be prosecuted for this.
  10. Split the euro in two - into two currencies. Not a bad idea actually. It would help resolve the current problems, while at the same time giving the pro-euro brigade the impression that there is still some aspect of the euro vision in place. Albeit in two halves.
  11. Haven't this couple by doing this simply become gypsies/travellers? Who have well known problems finding sites, and often resort to aggro with council officials and the public etc..
  12. I'm going to send them a "Sorry you've gone into administration" card..
  13. Assuming you have the debt contract in writing you should nevertheless take legal action to get the money back. They are not your friend if they attempt to make a joke about it, so you should not fear losing that non-friendship by suing them in court. But then on the other hand you could ensure they always buy the next round in the pub.
  14. OMFG don't whatever you do lend them a penny. I lent £8K to a "friend" 2 years ago, and never saw a penny back. I had to threaten her with legal action and then it was her husband who had to bail her out by paying me off. Back to your situation these clowns were in financial trouble yet continued to take holidays. They're irresponsible, are going down, and you must steer clear of giving them any money while they do so.
  15. Could you live in the outbuilding yourself, and rent out the main house?
  16. Sorry? really? Aha; sorry for what. Sorry for being born?, sorry for taking a prosperous Tory-run economy in the late 1990's and smashing it on the rocks, importing millions of foreigners, de-incentivising everyone from doing a hard day's work, destroying the value of the currency, selling off our gold, destroying law and order, turning the health service into a rampant bureaucracy, and killing hundreds of thousands of troops both UK and foreign in illegal and unnecessary wars. Sorry? No Eddie balls, and your useless sidekicks, if you want to start apologising for the abortion of a government you presided over this last 13 years I think you'll have to go a lot more "sorry" than that!
  17. Gosh. Just tuned into the news and seen the pictures. They've burned the place down like a Soweto township!
  18. It wasn't me. Read it on an IT Contractor's website that I frequent.. My linkhttp://forums.contractoruk.com/general/67406-estate-agent-photoshopping-blunder.html thought the HPC crowd would be interested so I cross-linked it.
  19. Check out images 7 and 8: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-30255217.html
  20. But it can work in your favour if you are good at it. I worked for Zenith double glazing in the early 1990's and made £20/hour knocking doors...
  21. True. But you can fit a lot more people into a (rented) house than it was designed for. Look at the immigrants 8-to a room. But the only reason you need to have a degree to get a good job at the moment is because degrees are free to everyone, paid for by the tax payer. Now that it costs a lot to get one, fewer people will get a degree, and it will go back to the old system where most skilled jobs needed simple cheaper vocational qualifications. A government licence I assume? Simple solution: Get rid of the need for licences, and make it a free-for-all. But with the money you make from that work you can get trained up and do work that needs more skills and pays better. Again, abolish the government-granted licences. C) Don't have anything to do with that group!
  22. Aren't we a bit late for that by now? With gold already expensive are there any "safe havens" left that still have scope to retain value (increase in value relative to fiat) as this thing plays out?
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