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Andy Capp
post Jun 16 2017, 08:16 AM
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Quite an interesting article. It may not be too long before London turns blue.

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/grenfe...d=facebook-post
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Andy Capp
post Jun 16 2017, 08:20 AM
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Another interesting article if you like slagging off the monster raving Tories:

http://www.thelondoneconomic.com/news/corb...rejected/14/06/
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post Jun 16 2017, 09:36 AM
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London's situation is certainly excaserbated by overtly rich bankers and foreign expats. Though the rest of the Country isn't any shining example. For instance, there are some pretty squalid examples round here. Our provincial issue is just as difficult, particularly as George Orwell once observed, rouge landlords are often old widows who try and supplement their small incomes with the rent from a house or two, so no money to spare even for essential repairs. The modern day equivalent is perhaps illustrated as the middle aged couple who have inherited Mum's old council house to let it out to provide them a pension of sorts. A situation lauded and glorified in TV programmes like 'Homes under the Hammer' - following the stories of someone with a few quid, who fancies themselves as a property developer, buying a rundown property at auction, slapping a new B&Q kitchen in a quick paint and carpet job, then flogging or renting on. Apparently anyone with a few readies can be a property developer; even your local hairdresser! Building regs? Stroll on!


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post Jun 16 2017, 09:52 AM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Jun 16 2017, 09:16 AM) *
Quite an interesting article. It may not be too long before London turns blue.

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/grenfe...d=facebook-post

Nowt wrong with investment you know.
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post Jun 16 2017, 09:56 AM
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QUOTE (On the edge @ Jun 16 2017, 10:36 AM) *
London's situation is certainly excaserbated by overtly rich bankers and foreign expats. Though the rest of the Country isn't any shining example. For instance, there are some pretty squalid examples round here. Our provincial issue is just as difficult, particularly as George Orwell once observed, rouge landlords are often old widows who try and supplement their small incomes with the rent from a house or two, so no money to spare even for essential repairs. The modern day equivalent is perhaps illustrated as the middle aged couple who have inherited Mum's old council house to let it out to provide them a pension of sorts. A situation lauded and glorified in TV programmes like 'Homes under the Hammer' - following the stories of someone with a few quid, who fancies themselves as a property developer, buying a rundown property at auction, slapping a new B&Q kitchen in a quick paint and carpet job, then flogging or renting on. Apparently anyone with a few readies can be a property developer; even your local hairdresser! Building regs? Stroll on!

Maybe people need to supplement their pension after LABOUR raided their pension pots?
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post Jun 16 2017, 10:42 AM
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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Jun 16 2017, 10:56 AM) *
Maybe people need to supplement their pension after LABOUR raided their pension pots?


Yes, it the years Labour was following the popular advice to copy the Tories. Mind, since Gordon's daft decisions, the Tories haven't exactly distinguished themselves have they? The Osbo answer is to cash in your pension pot and buy a big German motor! Presumably he realised even that was better than letting the likes of 'Sir' Philip Green get his greasy mitts on it!


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post Jun 16 2017, 10:42 AM
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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Jun 16 2017, 10:52 AM) *
Nowt wrong with investment you know.

Bull shoite
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post Jun 16 2017, 10:52 AM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Jun 16 2017, 11:42 AM) *
Bull shoite

Does your mummy know you're here? Stop playing with daddy's computer, there's a good little boy. 😁
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post Jun 16 2017, 11:47 AM
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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Jun 16 2017, 11:52 AM) *
Does your mummy know you're here? Stop playing with daddy's computer, there's a good little boy. 😁



Is that a euphemism for something a little more "interesting" ?


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post Jun 16 2017, 12:46 PM
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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Jun 16 2017, 12:47 PM) *
Is that a euphemism for something a little more "interesting" ?

Groomers are easy to spot.
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post Jun 16 2017, 02:02 PM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Jun 16 2017, 01:46 PM) *
Groomers are easy to spot.


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