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SpectrumFX last won the day on October 20 2017

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  1. SpectrumFX

    Bye bye Treason May?

    He does the same thing there that they always do. He talks about how our economy is already 2% lower. But in the small print it's 2% lower "than it would have been". So what does that mean? The economy hasn't actually got 2% smaller. It's a giant fucking misdirection. It's 2% smaller than a fantasy nonsense made up figure of what some tosser thinks GDP could have been in different circumstances. In the meantime GDP has actually gone up. https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/grossdomesticproductgdp#timeseries The economy has grown. It hasn't got smaller at all.
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    Mervyn King on Brexit

    I think it's like one of those plays where the actors swap roles from performance to performance to stop themselves getting bored.
  3. My kid's school has brought in some online booking thing for school dinners, and they've had to make an iPad available in the school office, because some of the parents apparently have no other means of accessing the system. I was surprised, but there we go. If you're on benefits or PAYE you don't really interact with HMRC. I've worked 20 years and only contacted them a couple of times for some refunds because I've been on PAYE the whole time.
  4. Wierd one this. They want the police to ignore the fact that people they come into contact with are criminals because reporting illegal immigrants to the home office "undermines the fight against crime" https://amp.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/dec/15/police-face-immigration-data-sharing-super-complaint?__twitter_impression=true The first ever super-complaint to be lodged against the police will challenge the systemic and “potentially unlawful” practice of forces referring victims and witnesses of crime to the immigration authorities. The complaint, to be formally issued by human rights groups Liberty and Southall Black Sisters, argues that handing over victims of crime to the Home Office for immigration enforcement undermines the fight against crime and erodes public safety. The “super-complaint” process became operational last month and allows designated organisations to “raise issues on behalf of the public about harmful patterns or trends in policing”.
  5. SpectrumFX

    Bye bye Treason May?

    2010, 2015, and 2017 "Tens of thousands" in the manifesto and then ignored. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/may/08/conservatives-to-keep-tens-of-thousands-immigration-pledge I think that the Tories are done here. They're just taking the piss now.
  6. SpectrumFX

    No Confidence Motion

    Looks like comrade Corbyn fancies an election.....
  7. SpectrumFX

    Sadiq Khan wants to introduce rent controls in London...

    Yes that sounds about right.
  8. SpectrumFX

    Sadiq Khan wants to introduce rent controls in London...

    It's set by some arbitrary labarynthine bureaucratic method. Here's the terms of New York's rent control https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rent_control_in_New_York Typically the lower prices cause under occupation, as people who would have house shared or continued to live with their parents at market rates can get their own place at the lower rents. After a while the shortages typically lead to a relaxing of rent control in new properties to encourage building, and then you get a two tier system of the entitled with rent control, and the suckers paying market rates, that are artificially high due to the limited availability.
  9. SpectrumFX

    Sadiq Khan wants to introduce rent controls in London...

    Isn't that more setting a floor than a ceiling?
  10. SpectrumFX

    Sadiq Khan wants to introduce rent controls in London...

    The term's usually used to refer to a legal cap on the rent that can be charged. So the maximum rent becomes a political decision rather than the standard "how much can I get away with?" rent that a landlord would typically charge.
  11. SpectrumFX

    BB fucken C

    Were you tooled up?
  12. SpectrumFX

    BB fucken C

    Abbott is wrong about the music not being causal. Life imitates art far more than art imitates life. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_imitating_art The issues here are cultural, and by portraying stabby losers such as this guy as the hero protagonist of an article the So-Called BBC only adds to the problem.
  13. SpectrumFX

    Sadiq Khan wants to introduce rent controls in London...

    The theory is that rent controls don't work because they disincentivise investment in housing and therefore act to reduce supply causing more problems than they solve. The housing market in this country is so far from a free market, with so many constraints on supply already that it's hard to imagine that it could get more fucked up than it already is. So fuck it lets have rent controls. If they don't work then they'll hopefully push us a little bit closer to the whole corrupt mess falling over.
  14. SpectrumFX

    Is this site a balanced mix of opinions?

    My issue with Corbyn is that he's a lefty dinosaur with a bag of policies that are proven not to work. But given recent events he's probably still preferable to May. I own, but have no fear of a hpc. It's inevitable, so the sooner the better. It's easy enough to position yourself so that you can deal with whatever's coming.I've recently got a 10 year fix on my mortgage and have a plan to put together enough of a stash that I'll be able to pay off the balance at the end of the term. I have also bought an axe incase we get a full on socialist paradise like Venezuela.