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    dgul got a reaction from spygirl in Almost four in ten agents anticipate revenue drop as tenant fee ban approaches-the rest can't do maths   
    That's a terrible article:
    Tenants don't use letting agents to find a place.  Landlords use letting agents to find tenants.  If you're looking for a place to rent and you go to an agency, you're not expressing your rights as a consumer, you're going to the place where you find tenancies, to find a tenancy.   Sure, you can go elsewhere (ask in community, online places, noticeboards in the local shop, whatever), but I imagine that is relative small fry. In fact, I just don't get the figures -- half of tenants not using a letting agency?  I can only think that they're including people that get their lettings via the council, HA, etc, in their survey.
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    dgul reacted to Cunning Plan in Starting your own business   
    No. What he needs is the capital to enable him to make nothing for six months.
    As soon as he takes on a member of staff to do the work, he has made himself unemployed for a few months whilst he builds up more clients to keep two of them busy.
    He then needs a website, an accountant, paye skills etc.
    Assuming the two of them are fully occupied, he then needs to up his prices by 20% to cover the vat so he will lose work to the one man band that can undercut him.
    Assuming he gets past that, he can employ a second person. He probably now needs an office as most leases ban working from home, which will push him back down the snake again.
     
     
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    dgul reacted to Bedrag Justesen in Bye bye Treason May?   
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    dgul reacted to montecristo in Shooting in Strasbourg: 1 killed, 3 injured   
    So the police kept this quiet all day.  Wonder why the police didn't publish his photo and warn people 
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    dgul reacted to One percent in Bye bye Treason May?   
    They’ll just replace here with someone similar.  
    “Meet the new prime minister, same as the old prime minister” 
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    dgul reacted to twocents in Bye bye Treason May?   
    May not wanting to get out of the German car empire.
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    dgul reacted to Harley in No Deal Brexit Hoarding   
    No problem.  As in business, you often need the STHTF before you can tell the muppets to eff off and crack on.
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    dgul reacted to Kurt Barlow in No Deal Brexit Hoarding   
    I admire your optimism. 
    If we had a PM like Fatcha I am sure we would succeed but we have May or the other option.
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    dgul got a reaction from null; in No Deal Brexit Hoarding   
    There is an entire section of the powers that be that are determined for any Brexit (or half (not) Brexit) to be a disaster.  I'm going to be buying food in Feb if we have anything other than delay or remain.  
    But I don't think it should be necessary -- I see it as confirmation that the EU establishment can't cope with any exit from their empire, and has to dole out punishment.
    Anyway, stockpiling food is fine -- it is pretty much a free option so long as it has a long enough shelf-life and you start moving it into your 'normal eating' after the threat goes away.
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    dgul reacted to yfwr jin in No Deal Brexit Hoarding   
    If you’re going to panick panick first 😄
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    dgul got a reaction from spygirl in Kensington and Chelsea SOS   
    Oh, I couldn't agree more.  Frankly, I've no idea how the country has got to this position -- it is madness.
    However, I like to fight one battle at a time.  This woman was making up stories to push her agenda, and shamelessly was making use of the death of quite a few people in order to do so.  I don't like this.
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    dgul got a reaction from gilf in Kensington and Chelsea SOS   
    Hmm.
    Ratio of Grenfell survivors to total welfare claimants in the borough? How much money/services in addition to normal welfare have the Grenfell survivors been given over the last 12 months? I don't think this is about Grenfell survivors.  I think this is about some politician promoting their agenda using Grenfell survivors.  I think this is despicable.
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    dgul got a reaction from Carl Fimble in £375 pcm per car EXTRA   
    If there is one thing I disapprove of from government, it is mandating behaviour change without first defining the solution to the problem.
    So, if he'd sorted out charging infrastructure, government sponsored 'point to point' transport for those people needing to cart a drum-kit around, etc, etc, then fine.  Then he could punish those that continue to use their cars.  But he hasn't.  He's punishing the poorer car owner without offering the improved alternative.  
    [Sure, London has good public transport -- and I can't imagine why a youngster would want to have a car there.  But for those who juggle jobs and younger children or have complicated lives, the car is, unfortunately, still essential]
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    dgul reacted to MrPin in What a woman   
    Who knows? Dennis probably?
    Anyway changes needed to be made, and she wasn't shy of that, but some parts of the country were quite buggered over, as we didn't need to produce anything any more, and we could all become rich by selling each other insurance.. Too much too quick. I guess that makes me some sort of Socialist, and I now will be ostracised.
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    dgul got a reaction from Carl Fimble in £375 pcm per car EXTRA   
    If there is one thing I disapprove of from government, it is mandating behaviour change without first defining the solution to the problem.
    So, if he'd sorted out charging infrastructure, government sponsored 'point to point' transport for those people needing to cart a drum-kit around, etc, etc, then fine.  Then he could punish those that continue to use their cars.  But he hasn't.  He's punishing the poorer car owner without offering the improved alternative.  
    [Sure, London has good public transport -- and I can't imagine why a youngster would want to have a car there.  But for those who juggle jobs and younger children or have complicated lives, the car is, unfortunately, still essential]
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    dgul got a reaction from Carl Fimble in £375 pcm per car EXTRA   
    If there is one thing I disapprove of from government, it is mandating behaviour change without first defining the solution to the problem.
    So, if he'd sorted out charging infrastructure, government sponsored 'point to point' transport for those people needing to cart a drum-kit around, etc, etc, then fine.  Then he could punish those that continue to use their cars.  But he hasn't.  He's punishing the poorer car owner without offering the improved alternative.  
    [Sure, London has good public transport -- and I can't imagine why a youngster would want to have a car there.  But for those who juggle jobs and younger children or have complicated lives, the car is, unfortunately, still essential]
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    dgul got a reaction from Carl Fimble in £375 pcm per car EXTRA   
    If there is one thing I disapprove of from government, it is mandating behaviour change without first defining the solution to the problem.
    So, if he'd sorted out charging infrastructure, government sponsored 'point to point' transport for those people needing to cart a drum-kit around, etc, etc, then fine.  Then he could punish those that continue to use their cars.  But he hasn't.  He's punishing the poorer car owner without offering the improved alternative.  
    [Sure, London has good public transport -- and I can't imagine why a youngster would want to have a car there.  But for those who juggle jobs and younger children or have complicated lives, the car is, unfortunately, still essential]
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    dgul got a reaction from Carl Fimble in £375 pcm per car EXTRA   
    If there is one thing I disapprove of from government, it is mandating behaviour change without first defining the solution to the problem.
    So, if he'd sorted out charging infrastructure, government sponsored 'point to point' transport for those people needing to cart a drum-kit around, etc, etc, then fine.  Then he could punish those that continue to use their cars.  But he hasn't.  He's punishing the poorer car owner without offering the improved alternative.  
    [Sure, London has good public transport -- and I can't imagine why a youngster would want to have a car there.  But for those who juggle jobs and younger children or have complicated lives, the car is, unfortunately, still essential]
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    dgul got a reaction from Carl Fimble in £375 pcm per car EXTRA   
    If there is one thing I disapprove of from government, it is mandating behaviour change without first defining the solution to the problem.
    So, if he'd sorted out charging infrastructure, government sponsored 'point to point' transport for those people needing to cart a drum-kit around, etc, etc, then fine.  Then he could punish those that continue to use their cars.  But he hasn't.  He's punishing the poorer car owner without offering the improved alternative.  
    [Sure, London has good public transport -- and I can't imagine why a youngster would want to have a car there.  But for those who juggle jobs and younger children or have complicated lives, the car is, unfortunately, still essential]
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    dgul got a reaction from Carl Fimble in £375 pcm per car EXTRA   
    If there is one thing I disapprove of from government, it is mandating behaviour change without first defining the solution to the problem.
    So, if he'd sorted out charging infrastructure, government sponsored 'point to point' transport for those people needing to cart a drum-kit around, etc, etc, then fine.  Then he could punish those that continue to use their cars.  But he hasn't.  He's punishing the poorer car owner without offering the improved alternative.  
    [Sure, London has good public transport -- and I can't imagine why a youngster would want to have a car there.  But for those who juggle jobs and younger children or have complicated lives, the car is, unfortunately, still essential]
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    dgul reacted to Cunning Plan in Christmas traditions   
    Anyone have any slightly weird ones?
    In our house we all drink a six pack of Pepsi and play on the PS4 on Christmas Eve.
    And no one is allowed to go for a wee until midnight.
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    dgul got a reaction from Carl Fimble in The Most Racist Countries on Earth   
    KSA should be top of the list.
    Also Israel, although that's more religionist than racist (but it is racism -- complicated thing judaism).
    [the questions are also strange:
     if people would like having people of other races as neighbours.  That's the whole lowest level touchy feely racism.  Many people around the world have racism 100x worse than that.
    Is that racism?  I'd suggest that the questions might/should be:
    Are you less likely to get a (decent) job because of race/religion Would your race/religion impact on how you access welfare / the legal system / etc Might you get beaten up on your way home because of race/religion For the above question -- by the police, or by some locals? Are you treated differently (because of race/religion) on public transport?  Schooling?  Housing? etc ]
     
     
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    dgul got a reaction from Frank Hovis in Minimum wage to tackle poverty   
    I suppose minimum wage would make sense if everyone gets a bit of a bump up.  But obviously they can't, so you just end up with people with no skills earning almost as much as those with actual skills, which then diminishes the value of skills.  Why would that be considered a good thing?
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    dgul got a reaction from Carl Fimble in The Most Racist Countries on Earth   
    KSA should be top of the list.
    Also Israel, although that's more religionist than racist (but it is racism -- complicated thing judaism).
    [the questions are also strange:
     if people would like having people of other races as neighbours.  That's the whole lowest level touchy feely racism.  Many people around the world have racism 100x worse than that.
    Is that racism?  I'd suggest that the questions might/should be:
    Are you less likely to get a (decent) job because of race/religion Would your race/religion impact on how you access welfare / the legal system / etc Might you get beaten up on your way home because of race/religion For the above question -- by the police, or by some locals? Are you treated differently (because of race/religion) on public transport?  Schooling?  Housing? etc ]
     
     
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    dgul got a reaction from billfunk in Council debt madness   
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-46461101
    Wellness village.  Llanelli.  It is already bonkers.
    £200m.  Llanelli.  Bonkers^2
    £450m value to local economy.  The GDP of the whole of Carmarthenshire is only £600m or so.
    I'll give some free advice to the guys working on it.  If the private sector are willing to stump up their own cash, then it is worth doing.  If they're not, it isn't.  
    But the whole thing is almost certainly riddled with corruption.  The mess at Swansea Uni is almost certainly connected.  I can imagine it'll be pushed through anyway. 
    [My prediction for the future?  It'll go bankrupt, then the whole thing will be picked up for some pittance by some weird group that appears as if by magic at exactly the right time.]