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  1. I'm just arguing for the sake of arguing really. I gave up with this forum a long time ago!
  2. The computers would drop the speed right down on all vehicles so that risk of death was unlikely. Lets face it the only risk there is idiots still trying to do 90 in appalling conditions. Also the computers will have radar or some form of sonic sensing for vehicles in front. You only have sight.
  3. http://www.katebelgrave.com/2017/10/we-housed-a-homeless-family-back-in-the-flat-theyd-just-been-evicted-from-landlord-decided-hed-get-more-from-a-nightly-let/ On voracious landlords getting as much money as they can for nightly lets: I can see where this is going. The relatively short term and insecure "assured shorthold tenancy" is going to be considered highly secure in the not too distant future and a distant ambition of tenure!
  4. I was in Wickes a few weeks ago looking for new flooring for my Council flat. Place was completely deserted for a Sunday morning.
  5. I don't mind either. Though I was thinking more electric (push) bikes.LOL!
  6. The future will be electric bikes not cars. Some people in this country are in for such a shock. This country will be too poor for expensive German machinery.
  7. well I'm 61. Retirement age is now 66. So not entirely immune, as I reckon it will increase further before I eventually reach retirement age. Had to point out to an old biddy the other day that when she was my age she'd been fully retired for a year on full pension. Still not happy though
  8. I know. I spent ages googling over the weekend trying to find where my grandad lived in Leeds in the 60's. We went over every weekend in my dads Wolseley 1500. Indeed my grandad worked at Briggs quarries. That still sticks out like a sore thumb, though quarrying stopped a while ago. But whilst I was looking, Leeds has some really fantastic suburbs. I suppose my grandads place above would originally have been City Council housing. The shared communal space and gardens is tremendous. In some respects you can see why NIMBY'ism is so popular as modern developments can't hold a candle to above.
  9. RIGS = Rental Income Guarantee Not to be confused with a RIGGED market Our feudal overlords have a sense of humour after all
  10. Post Christmas and next rent quarter should be interesting. I might start taking bets!
  11. Totally off topic. But I was looking for where my grand dad lived in Leeds in the 1960's and found it between Headingley and Horsforth. The City has some fantastic art deco estates.
  12. The Guardian has always secretly liked Tory rent seeking from property whilst constantly pointing the blame of "tax dodging corporations and the so called 1%." Its own tax affairs and corporate organisation don't bare too much scrutiny.
  13. Well the schools are now earning a very nice income (or rent) for Ramsay and his daughter. Suspect they were doing fine without the "IT and clerking" services. We are not allowed to see the full report of course
  14. all the problems of unearned income economic rent rentier capitalism covered there sadly idea's that don't carry much weight on HPC these days as everything is the fault of immigrants it seems
  15. Must be peak rent extraction. Academy schools asset stripped of millions. Pupils forced to recycle old exercise books. https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/oct/21/collapsing-wakefield-city-academies-trust-asset-stripped-schools-millions-say-furious-parents Obviously being rich isn't good enough for some people. MOAR RENT
  16. I thought I qualified for a bus pass at 60. But only if you live in London apparently. I think of all those older City bankster types enjoying free tube travel
  17. Just realised I qualify for a senior railcard. Thought you had to be "retirement age" (for me 66 currently) but its available for 60+
  18. I don't have a problem with Right To Buy myself provided the stock is replaced. I don't quite see how Right To Buy is supposed to work if you turn all social housing into temporary housing for distressed folk. Quite clearly very few of my neighbours are distressed at all. But where I live the difference between social and private rents for flats and studio''s is virtually non existent. Have to declare an interest. I have full Right To Buy entitlement/discount on this property. There just isn't a huge reason to buy at this moment. House prices locally are static/falling plus I'd still have to pay "rent" to the Council as a leaseholder and potentially be on the hook for massive repair bills. That said I'm sure the Tories will be along with a massive stick anytime soon.
  19. Should help cash strapped millenials a bit https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/oct/20/millennial-railcard-launch-next-year-third-off-uk-train-fares Sure this isn't entirely altruistic. The less millennials spend on rail fares, the more they can be gouged for RENT!
  20. No. And even so they can't push you out the way. However bailiffs collecting for HMRC can enter your home and have a lot more powers. So make sure debts to them are settled! Which is why on those Channel Five shows you only see tenants being evicted, or hapless small time business men getting raided. County Court bailiffs are basically civil servants. HCEO's are basically self employed. But they only get paid if they collect which is why you tend to see them on "Can't Pay..." I doubt the local County Court would allow a film crew to follow around it staff (but who knows in this day and age, the Police do!) The whole aspect of turning debt and personal/business distress into evening entertainment for the masses is something that disgusts me about the UK. Can't wait to get out of this toilet. Its not civilised country.
  21. Quite easy to solve really. Land rents. About 20-30% of the economy. Trousered by landowners and a lot of which ends up "offshored" in the Cayman Islands etc. We are effectively double taxed in this country, firstly by the land rentiers who monopolise the land rents, then by the State. The biggest taxes are imposed by so called capitalism and they are "land rent" and "usery." The State is a bargain in comparison to those theives! Implement LVT and "share the rents." I just don't buy into "there is no money for this and that" when tax havens are awash with stolen loot and a shit ex Council 3 bed in St Albans is "worth" £925K! More than enough money exists for a basic income and health care. We are standing on it.
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