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I received a letter this morning from Thomson Broadbent (Property Compensation Specialists)

Its reads like this "

High Voltage Power Lines

If you are the owner of property upon or close to which there are overhead electricity lines you may be interested to know that you may be entitled to claim a lump sum compensation payment from the relevant electricity companies including the national grid.

Compensation is based on the adverse affectr that these lines have on the market value of your property and is payable to the homeowner providing that permanet rights have not previously been granted by you or former owner. Importantly, compensation is payable even though the owners may have bought the property at a discounted price because of the lines. However, should the owner sell before claim is completed, the owner will lose the right to compensation.

My firms is the Country's leading property compensation consultancy and over the last 12 years we have successfully obatined compensation payments for more than 25,000 homeowners. We operate on a no win no fee basis, which means if your claim is unsuccessful there are no costs to pay.

If we are successful, our commision is 15% plus VAT.

We are please to offer you our services.

Isnt this just typical British thinking ? Theres always someone to blame and someone you can try and con money out of. I am forever appalled that this companies like this exist and that they are sueing the power companies, who will pass the costs back on to the consumer.

I will not be taking up their offer !

What ever happened to this country ? Why do we exist in a nanny state and how can we still be worthy of calling ourselver British ?

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I received a letter this morning from Thomson Broadbent (Property Compensation Specialists)

Its reads like this "

Isnt this just typical British thinking ? Theres always someone to blame and someone you can try and con money out of. I am forever appalled that this companies like this exist and that they are sueing the power companies, who will pass the costs back on to the consumer.

I will not be taking up their offer !

What ever happened to this country ? Why do we exist in a nanny state and how can we still be worthy of calling ourselver British ?

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I think it was Alastair Cooke that said "The UK has imported all of America's bad points and none of the good".

Or something like that.

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What ever happened to this country ? ...

People figured out the way to get rich was to lie about your earnings and borrow money you couldn't pay back.

You know the rest :D

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So many people in Britain are on the make.

The worst culprits are Elizabeth Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and Philippoussis Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics...al-palaces.html

The Queen is to make a renewed appeal to ministers for millions more pounds to repair crumbling royal palaces.

By Andrew Pierce

Published: 3:42PM BST 25 Sep 2008

Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle, two of the most popular state-owned tourist attractions in the country, require at least £20 million to be spent on new roofs and updated heating systems.

The Queen, who is renowned for being thrifty in her personal expenditure, has averted a cash crisis within the Royal Household.

Buckingham Palace has amassed a £25 million reserve on the Civil List, negotiated every 10 years with the government, to pay the running costs of the monarchy, such as staff and heating.

This year the Civil List is £12.7 million, up £500,000 on last year. The £25 million reserve will cocoon Buckingham Palace's finances until the next Civil List begins in 2011.

But it is the plight of some of the palaces, whose maintenance is paid for by the taxpayer, which is causing growing concern to the Queen and other senior members of the Royal Family.

The £15 million annual grant from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), which is responsible for the upkeep of the buildings, has been frozen for three years.

By 2010, when it is next due to be renegotiated, it will have not have been increased for 10 years, which officials in the Royal Household claim is a 70 per cent fall in real terms. "We will be asking for more help," said a Buckingham palace spokeswoman.

In the last round of negotiations, ministers who are under pressure from the Treasury to rein in public spending, refused to increase the grant even though there is now a £32 million backlog of repairs which is growing every month.

Buckingham Palace needs a new roof and the State rooms have not been redecorated properly since the Queen came to the throne in 1952. The last rewiring was in 1948 prompting concern over safety.

Leaks in the roof of the palace's picture gallery have been identified as a threat to works by masters such as Rembrandt.

The crumbling facades on all sides of the quadrangle at Buckingham Palace are in need of maintenance. This work, which is classed as urgent because of the potential danger to those walking underneath, will cost an estimated £3million over five years.

When told that parts of the Quadrangle were falling off the Queen is said to have asked: "But do we have enough money for it?"

A source said: "It's something Her Majesty keeps on saying. The Queen is very concerned about the deterioration to her palaces and is well aware how serious the situation is."

The Government has consistently refused to help meet the cost of buildings refurbishment despite reports that a lump of masonry narrowly missed the Princess Royal last year as she was getting into her car at Buckingham Palace. A similar incident took place four months earlier on the day that almost 1,000 pupils and teachers were due to visit the palace for a science fair.

The Queen had requested a minimum £4 million annual increase over the next three years but this was turned down. Sir Alan Reid, the Keeper of the Privy Purse who is the Queen's treasurer, is to resume his negotiations with the DCMS.

Sandringham, the Queen's Norfolk residence where she spends Christmas, and Balmoral the Scottish estate where she spends most of the summer, are both privately owned by the Queen who is responsible for the costs of the upkeep.

A senior royal source told The Daily Telegraph: "The Queen is concerned about the deterioration to her palaces. She is well aware of it. She does ask if we have enough money.''

A spokesman for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, said: "We believe this is a reasonable settlement, in the context of the wider economic climate and the fact that in the current spending round all departments have had to take tough decisions about their funding."

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So many people in Britain are on the make.

The worst culprits are Elizabeth Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and Philippoussis Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics...al-palaces.html

The Queen is to make a renewed appeal to ministers for millions more pounds to repair crumbling royal palaces.

By Andrew Pierce

Published: 3:42PM BST 25 Sep 2008

Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle, two of the most popular state-owned tourist attractions in the country, require at least £20 million to be spent on new roofs and updated heating systems.

The Queen, who is renowned for being thrifty in her personal expenditure, has averted a cash crisis within the Royal Household.

Buckingham Palace has amassed a £25 million reserve on the Civil List, negotiated every 10 years with the government, to pay the running costs of the monarchy, such as staff and heating.

This year the Civil List is £12.7 million, up £500,000 on last year. The £25 million reserve will cocoon Buckingham Palace's finances until the next Civil List begins in 2011.

But it is the plight of some of the palaces, whose maintenance is paid for by the taxpayer, which is causing growing concern to the Queen and other senior members of the Royal Family.

The £15 million annual grant from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), which is responsible for the upkeep of the buildings, has been frozen for three years.

By 2010, when it is next due to be renegotiated, it will have not have been increased for 10 years, which officials in the Royal Household claim is a 70 per cent fall in real terms. "We will be asking for more help," said a Buckingham palace spokeswoman.

In the last round of negotiations, ministers who are under pressure from the Treasury to rein in public spending, refused to increase the grant even though there is now a £32 million backlog of repairs which is growing every month.

Buckingham Palace needs a new roof and the State rooms have not been redecorated properly since the Queen came to the throne in 1952. The last rewiring was in 1948 prompting concern over safety.

Leaks in the roof of the palace's picture gallery have been identified as a threat to works by masters such as Rembrandt.

The crumbling facades on all sides of the quadrangle at Buckingham Palace are in need of maintenance. This work, which is classed as urgent because of the potential danger to those walking underneath, will cost an estimated £3million over five years.

When told that parts of the Quadrangle were falling off the Queen is said to have asked: "But do we have enough money for it?"

A source said: "It's something Her Majesty keeps on saying. The Queen is very concerned about the deterioration to her palaces and is well aware how serious the situation is."

The Government has consistently refused to help meet the cost of buildings refurbishment despite reports that a lump of masonry narrowly missed the Princess Royal last year as she was getting into her car at Buckingham Palace. A similar incident took place four months earlier on the day that almost 1,000 pupils and teachers were due to visit the palace for a science fair.

The Queen had requested a minimum £4 million annual increase over the next three years but this was turned down. Sir Alan Reid, the Keeper of the Privy Purse who is the Queen's treasurer, is to resume his negotiations with the DCMS.

Sandringham, the Queen's Norfolk residence where she spends Christmas, and Balmoral the Scottish estate where she spends most of the summer, are both privately owned by the Queen who is responsible for the costs of the upkeep.

A senior royal source told The Daily Telegraph: "The Queen is concerned about the deterioration to her palaces. She is well aware of it. She does ask if we have enough money.''

A spokesman for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, said: "We believe this is a reasonable settlement, in the context of the wider economic climate and the fact that in the current spending round all departments have had to take tough decisions about their funding."

or to put it bluntly

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I received a letter this morning from Thomson Broadbent (Property Compensation Specialists)

Its reads like this "

Isnt this just typical British thinking ? Theres always someone to blame and someone you can try and con money out of. I am forever appalled that this companies like this exist and that they are sueing the power companies, who will pass the costs back on to the consumer.

I will not be taking up their offer !

What ever happened to this country ? Why do we exist in a nanny state and how can we still be worthy of calling ourselver British ?

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why do we exist in a nanny state and how can we still be worthy of calling ourselves British? Well RT.' Hon. lord Euro whore, mover and shaker to the psychopathic elite Mandelson' if you don,t know we are proper f57cked.

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I might support her if she decided to dissolve parliament because they wont allow her more money. Would stop those idiots at Westminster from making stupid laws and look what happened last time the monarch got fiesty.

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