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There will be a lot of worried Chinese investors this morning and quite rightly, the UK needs to be de-flea'd

 

http://news.sky.com/story/jeremy-corbyn-put-grenfell-tower-homeless-in-empty-luxury-flats-10917125

 

"He added in a Parliamentary debate: "It cannot be acceptable that in London you have luxury buildings and flats kept as land banking for the future while the homeless and poor look for somewhere to live.""

 

The tider is turning, when the empty Chinese own flats are taken from them, we might well see a war.

 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, TheCountOfNowhere said:

There will be a lot of worried Chinese investors this morning and quite rightly, the UK needs to be de-flea'd

 

http://news.sky.com/story/jeremy-corbyn-put-grenfell-tower-homeless-in-empty-luxury-flats-10917125

 

"He added in a Parliamentary debate: "It cannot be acceptable that in London you have luxury buildings and flats kept as land banking for the future while the homeless and poor look for somewhere to live.""

 

The tider is turning, when the empty Chinese own flats are taken from them, we might well see a war.

 

 

 

" There are an estimated 20,000 empty homes in London - about 1,300 of them in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea "

I suspect this is an under estimate, non of the politicos have the balls to steal investement flats from thier Chinese overlords, it's just virtue signalling and nothing more.

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1 minute ago, JustAnotherProle said:

" There are an estimated 20,000 empty homes in London - about 1,300 of them in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea "

I suspect this is an under estimate, non of the politicos have the balls to steal investement flats from thier Chinese overlords, it's just virtue signalling and nothing more.

And when Corbyn sweeps to power ?

And when 2 million poor hungry young people stand outside Westminster demanding change ?

Safe haven my a**e

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3 minutes ago, TheCountOfNowhere said:

And when Corbyn sweeps to power ?

And when 2 million poor hungry young people stand outside Westminster demanding change ?

Safe haven my a**e

Its really the perfect storm.

Massive cuts in public services without the immigration policy to stop the flood.

An angry population who are desperate enough to start taking matters into their own hands.

A complacent and corrupt government of idiots who can't see how policy or lack of it has created the mess we now have.

Working people who can't even afford the most basic secure shelter but are still expected to work long hours for low pay and then give whatever they have to slumlords and BTL parasites just for a roof.

I would be seriously worried if I had alot of investment in London right now, or even the UK for that matter.

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1 minute ago, JustAnotherProle said:

Its really the perfect storm.

Massive cuts in public services without the immigration policy to stop the flood.

An angry population who are desperate enough to start taking matters into their own hands.

A complacent and corrupt government of idiots who can't see how policy or lack of it has created the mess we now have.

Working people who can't even afford the most basic secure shelter but are still expected to work long hours for low pay and then give whatever they have to slumlords and BTL parasites just for a roof.

I would be seriously worried if I had alot of investment in London right now, or even the UK for that matter.

Couldnt have put it better.

This is now what we face.

Much trouble to come to the UK.

Lets not forget the divide along religous/cultural grounds that actual British people now fear, I suspect the British people will stomp on this before the balance gets near 50/50

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10 minutes ago, TheCountOfNowhere said:

A nation of idiots being robbed so the establishment dont face decline.

That's the truth.

I think things are going to get very nasty very quickly. Lots of angry (young) people out there. 

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17 minutes ago, fru-gal said:

I think things are going to get very nasty very quickly. Lots of angry (young) people out there. 

+1

Lots of angry old people too.

Wait until there is some kind of "event" and we see pension/public sector culls.

The Uk is on a cliff edge

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4 minutes ago, TheCountOfNowhere said:

+1

Lots of angry old people too.

Wait until there is some kind of "event" and we see pension/public sector culls.

The Uk is on a cliff edge

Yeah but I doubt old people are going to riot and break things. And young people have time on their side (and votes now).

Edited by fru-gal

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2 minutes ago, fru-gal said:

Yeah but I doubt old people are going to riot and break things. And young people have time on their side (and votes now).

Depends how old and how hungry

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1 hour ago, fru-gal said:

I think things are going to get very nasty very quickly. Lots of angry (young) people out there. 

i think london has no backbone. i think a few more bad events may start to cause unrest.  

People are too damm PC nowadays. Although that is perfect for our masters, unhindered control. 

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I rather enjoyed this comment from Garth Turner over at Greatfool earlier this week. As discussed in another thread, Canada is hitting the reality wall:

Finally, pity the Mills*. These kids, now in their mid-twenties, were growing hormones the last time a mortgage cost over 4%. To a third of the entire population, borrowing money at little more than the inflation rate is entirely normal and most are utterly unprepared for what comes next.

Great. They already hate us. This could be epic.

(*Millennials)

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3 hours ago, JustAnotherProle said:

Its really the perfect storm.

Massive cuts in public services without the immigration policy to stop the flood.

An angry population who are desperate enough to start taking matters into their own hands.

A complacent and corrupt government of idiots who can't see how policy or lack of it has created the mess we now have.

Working people who can't even afford the most basic secure shelter but are still expected to work long hours for low pay and then give whatever they have to slumlords and BTL parasites just for a roof.

I would be seriously worried if I had alot of investment in London right now, or even the UK for that matter.

and lots of people having to live crammed together in high rise tower blocks that they've suddenly realised have been clad effectively with firelighters.

Edited by billybong

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4 hours ago, TheCountOfNowhere said:

There will be a lot of worried Chinese investors this morning and quite rightly, the UK needs to be de-flea'd

 

http://news.sky.com/story/jeremy-corbyn-put-grenfell-tower-homeless-in-empty-luxury-flats-10917125

 

"He added in a Parliamentary debate: "It cannot be acceptable that in London you have luxury buildings and flats kept as land banking for the future while the homeless and poor look for somewhere to live.""

 

The tider is turning, when the empty Chinese own flats are taken from them, we might well see a war.

 

 

 

All these properties belong to smart far Eastern investors the Peoples Republic of China.

They were never going to keep them anyway.

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More class-based tosh from Corbyn.

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 "It cannot be acceptable that in London you have luxury buildings and flats kept as land banking for the future while the homeless and poor anyone under the age of 40 and not earning £100k a year look for somewhere to live.""

Perhaps he can start the revolution in the Islington constituency he's been the MP of for 35 years. According to the FT, house prices there have risen 37% in the last five years.

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4 hours ago, fru-gal said:

Yeah but I doubt old people are going to riot and break things. And young people have time on their side (and votes now).

Nope they just vote...cue UKIP...again

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Can a definitive list of empty properties be found anywhere....via council tax or domestic service records?

 

It might help the coming "Occupy" action that can go hand in hand with the summer riots and McDonnells call for a million to march on Parliament.

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https://www.london.gov.uk/moderngovmb/documents/s58640/08b2b LSE Overseas Investment report.pdf

Not sure if this has been distributed before - the "official" stat says less than 1% of property is always empty - basically a week here or there per year occupation for the most part I suspect. The bbc have used it in their "analysis": http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-40303142

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3 hours ago, Orsino said:

More class-based tosh from Corbyn.

Perhaps he can start the revolution in the Islington constituency he's been the MP of for 35 years. According to the FT, house prices there have risen 37% in the last five years.

...he is one of the lefty liberal elite ...his pretence will not go undiscovered forever ....:rolleyes:

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3 hours ago, Orsino said:

More class-based tosh from Corbyn.

Perhaps he can start the revolution in the Islington constituency he's been the MP of for 35 years. According to the FT, house prices there have risen 37% in the last five years.

What power does an individual opposition member of Parliament have to affect house prices in his or her constituency?

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3 hours ago, Roman Roady said:

Can a definitive list of empty properties be found anywhere....via council tax or domestic service records?

 

It might help the coming "Occupy" action that can go hand in hand with the summer riots and McDonnells call for a million to march on Parliament.

Empty homes used to get a council tax discount for six to 12 months - so people had an incentive to report them. That exemption has been removed since 2013 by most councils - so a key data source has been lost.

long term empty homes - more than 2 years - are also liable to a 50 per cent premium on their tax bill. However if the property is furnished owners don't have to pay the premium.

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58 minutes ago, MARTINX9 said:

Empty homes used to get a council tax discount for six to 12 months - so people had an incentive to report them. That exemption has been removed since 2013 by most councils - so a key data source has been lost.

long term empty homes - more than 2 years - are also liable to a 50 per cent premium on their tax bill. However if the property is furnished owners don't have to pay the premium.

It's way too little. A minimum 1% land value tax would be a start. In K&C alone it would remove the need for council tax from ordinary residents. 

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44 minutes ago, AvoidDebt said:

YouGov poll. London this week. 

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that is about the only genuine placard there ! and I totally agree with its sentiment

the rest of the rent-a-mob seem to be  'socialist worker' carrying 'tories out' re-usable placards for any march/protest regardless of the facts. 

it is very sad and tragic what has happened, but the making of political capital out of it is very distasteful and makes me desapir for the powers that be in this country.

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