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Basildon Bond

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  1. More rental madness. Just up on Rightmove - a 3 bed terrace house just off the Cowley road - yours for just £3,300 PCM. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-to-rent/property-27855383.html?minPrice=3000&maxPrice=3500&minBedrooms=3&pageNumber=1&fromSummary=true&backToListURL=%2Fproperty-to-rent%2Ffind.html%3FlocationIdentifier%3DREGION%255E1036%26minPrice%3D3000%26maxPrice%3D3500%26minBedrooms%3D3 Even in much of north Oxford that would be overpriced, but in vomit-strewn east-oxford this is pure fantasy. Must be another deluded BTLer assuming that mortgage repayments + desired profit = market rental rate.
  2. +1 Profit is not the only test. There is also social value to consider.
  3. not completely true. The higher education sector does a very good job at bringing in oversees students and contributing to these factors. Much of (public sector conducted) research involves competing for (often quite sizeable) international sources of grant money and often generates product patents all of which contribute to the economy.
  4. I had a similar view of the daily mail until they broke that story about the Wilsons yesterday.
  5. You presumibly have private healthcare. Most of us do not. I don't personally want a nurse to be worrying how she/he is going to pay the gas bill when treating me or a member of my family.
  6. You think that nurses should have their pay cut by half? Get real. What do you do that is so important?
  7. Agreed. Practically the only untouched bits of coastline left on the island. Would be sad if they were spoiled by the building of more holiday homes. I think this statement is old news - or at least old policy being masqueraded as new. Britain made a similar offer during the Annan plan talks in 2004. I'm not sure how likely a solution is this time though. There have been 35 years of discussion and little evidence of compromise from either side during this time. Property is a thorny issue, but if there is a solution though I don't think either side will have much concern for Brits who have bought illegal plots of land in the north. My guess is that they will lose their properties without obtaining any compensation. If that happened I would have precisely zero sympathy for them.
  8. This land is army land. They are military bases. Nobody will have a house on it.
  9. If you think my post was garbled why didn't you just highlight the bits you didn't understand? I think I was quite clear in my responses. Let me try again. I suspect that there are many factors contributing to social mobility, do you have any evidence that its decline is related to the decline of the grammar school system? Or is this just your untested assumption that you use to support an otherwise rather suspect argument? I gave you my definition of middle class. Read my post again. Besides, I thought I was quite clear on this point. It doesn't matter which definition that you take, those from wealthier families tend to be disproportionately represented in grammar schools. Therefore, IMO, the higher cost per pupil required by a grammar school can be seen as a benefit to the wealthy against the poor. I think (possibly) there is some common ground in our views. I agree the current system isn't great. What we have at the moment is a system where many poorer kids end up, often, in rubbish schools. I personally see grammar schools as a step back and as a way of consolidating this current situation even further, not making society more equal. It is dangerous to start classifying kids in terms of academic ability at the age of 11, its too early.
  10. ...and rightly so. They were basically a state subsidy for the middle classes.
  11. Here it is - enjoy... http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00nqhs4/Inside_Out_London_02_11_2009/
  12. Not on iPlayer yet but here is a summary of it http://www.residentiallandlord.co.uk/news2046.html
  13. If you are "working in a bee" (check under options) then you should be recieving information from the PB server which records the viewings of everyone who is a property bee user. In other words, as long as someone else with PB installed has looked at that property in the past before any changes were made to price etc. then you should see it. If you are not "working in a bee" then it will only look at your personal listings. You can tell whether or not you are connected to the PB server by looking at the icon in the far right of the PB toolbar. If this icon has a red line through it then it is not connected for some reason and will only get the listings from what you have personally tracked. Bear in mind also that EAs often take a property off Rightmove and then put it back on again to make it look like it is a new property (rather than one that has been on their listings for months). This behaviour tends to fool PB as it stands and it won't record previous pricings. Hope that helps.
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