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Old Dec 3rd 2019, 8:11 pm
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Originally Posted by materialcontroller View Post
Just hold on a second there Shard. Corbyn had spent two years goading for an election, and in typical weak fashion, spent most of that time running scared from it until tough questions began to be asked and he finally relented. Boris may shoulder the greater responsibility, but this election isn't solely about his "fast and loose" approach. It has everyone's grubby fingerprints all over it.
He wanted an election at a time to suit Labour, and I think he's played a blinder doing it the way he wanted. He waited till Johnson had negotiated a deal, which he said was wonderful, but was only a rehash of May's, he then said he had agreed a border which wouldn't be on land in Ireland, having said, on record, that there would be no border in the Irish sea, then announces just that, he has given the Tories enough rope to hang himself, and from the way the Tory dominated polls are moving he is highly likely to get a majority, probably an overall one. Johnson and the rest of the cabinet, which are mainly rejects from the May cabinet, Johnson was sacked from it, Patel was sacked from it, a couple of others were sacked by Johnson, and many have also decided not to stand for MPs again. A poll in central London, by the Tory supporting and Tory owned YouGov gives Labour a 17point lead. OK that's a solid Labour area, but in others the Tory lead is down to low single figures, which means, at least, no overall winner. There is a very strong belief that Johnson will lose his seat along with people like IDS. Swinson appears to be almost certain to lose hers in Scotland.
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He wanted an election at a time to suit Labour, and I think he's played a blinder doing it the way he wanted. He waited till Johnson had negotiated a deal, which he said was wonderful, but was only a rehash of May's, he then said he had agreed a border which wouldn't be on land in Ireland, having said, on record, that there would be no border in the Irish sea, then announces just that, he has given the Tories enough rope to hang himself, and from the way the Tory dominated polls are moving he is highly likely to get a majority, probably an overall one. Johnson and the rest of the cabinet, which are mainly rejects from the May cabinet, Johnson was sacked from it, Patel was sacked from it, a couple of others were sacked by Johnson, and many have also decided not to stand for MPs again. A poll in central London, by the Tory supporting and Tory owned YouGov gives Labour a 17point lead. OK that's a solid Labour area, but in others the Tory lead is down to low single figures, which means, at least, no overall winner. There is a very strong belief that Johnson will lose his seat along with people like IDS. Swinson appears to be almost certain to lose hers in Scotland.
Well let's hope him and his regressive Soviet era policies never get a look in. And I say that as a long time (former) Labour party member.

Take rent controls for example. Now why would I vote for something like that, when it's not going to help me, and is in fact likely to cost me money?

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Old Dec 3rd 2019, 8:28 pm
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Just hold on a second there Shard. Corbyn had spent two years goading for an election, and in typical weak fashion, spent most of that time running scared from it until tough questions began to be asked and he finally relented. Boris may shoulder the greater responsibility, but this election isn't solely about his "fast and loose" approach. It has everyone's grubby fingerprints all over it.
The high drama around the election was because we had a PM who could not be trusted. Even May breached trust by pulling votes at the last minute. Granted that remain MP's have been trying to slow down or reverse the Brexit decision, but they have been up front about it. Last year we even had Rees-Mogg trying to eject May because she wasn't playing by his fanatical ball. I think the grubbiness award goes solely to the Tories.
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Old Dec 3rd 2019, 8:29 pm
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Well let's hope him and his regressive Soviet era policies never get a look in. And I say that as a long time (former) Labour party member.

Take rent controls for example. Now why would I vote for something like that, when it's not going to help me, and is in fact likely to cost me money?
Perhaps Corbyn should nationalise housing and then give it out for free?
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Well let's hope him and his regressive Soviet era policies never get a look in. And I say that as a long time (former) Labour party member.
Can you explain which part of the policies and manifesto are representative of the Soviet era please?

Take rent controls for example. Now why would I vote for something like that, when it's not going to help me, and is in fact likely to cost me money?
If you are a fair landlord then what is to be concerned about. In times when purchasing a property has become very difficult , you want a rental market that allows people to rent for a fair rent and the accommodation to be of a set standard. Times are shifting away from the very few decades of everyone owning their own homes so the need for good and fair rental stock should be raised and addressed.
For a happier , more invigorated nation , the country should be looking away from the failed me first attitude and start investing in the good for everyone.

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Can you explain which part of the policies and manifesto are representative of the Soviet era please?



If you are a fair landlord then what is to be concerned about. In times when purchasing a property has become very difficult , you want a rental market that allows people to rent for a fair rent and the accommodation to be of a set standard. Times are shifting away from the very few decades of everyone owning their own homes so the need for good and fair rental stock should be raised and addressed.
For a happier , more invigorated nation , the country should be looking away from the failed me first attitude and start investing in the good for everyone.
The "fair rent" is that one agreed between the buyer and the seller, not some government body. There is no monopoly position that requires intervention, if the landlord sets their rent too high they get no tenants and expensive voids.
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The "fair rent" is that one agreed between the buyer and the seller, not some government body. There is no monopoly position that requires intervention, if the landlord sets their rent too high they get no tenants and expensive voids.
I think you mean the landlord and the tenant?

That rather depends on the rental property and the ilk of the landlord. What they are looking to achieve. If they are fair or exploitative. It also depends on there being enough rental stock for the demand.
That there is even talk of regulating or capping rents states that there is and has been an issue. The best rental stock really would be that which is managed and regulated by local authorities. Sadly though that was sold off.
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I think you mean the landlord and the tenant?

That rather depends on the rental property and the ilk of the landlord. What they are looking to achieve. If they are fair or exploitative. It also depends on there being enough rental stock for the demand.
That there is even talk of regulating or capping rents states that there is and has been an issue. The best rental stock really would be that which is managed and regulated by local authorities. Sadly though that was sold off.
The buyer and seller of the service - in this case tenant & landlord.

Again, the "fair" rent is that which is freely agreed between the two.

The talk about capping/regulating is that same talk about spending hundreds of billions buying water companies, rail companies, internet cable companies and on and on - a leftist desire to centralise control and have the people dependent upon government for most things.

Rents in some areas of the UK are "high" because an inelastic supply cannot keep up with a booming local demand - an increased population driven by persistent high net immigration of fecund migrants.

Local authorities often made miserable landlords, people like council housing because they like "something for nothing" - i.e. a subsidised rent.
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The buyer and seller of the service - in this case tenant & landlord.

Again, the "fair" rent is that which is freely agreed between the two.

The talk about capping/regulating is that same talk about spending hundreds of billions buying water companies, rail companies, internet cable companies and on and on - a leftist desire to centralise control and have the people dependent upon government for most things.

Rents in some areas of the UK are "high" because an inelastic supply cannot keep up with a booming local demand - an increased population driven by persistent high net immigration of fecund migrants.

Local authorities often made miserable landlords, people like council housing because they like "something for nothing" - i.e. a subsidised rent.
This doesn't make much sense to me to be honest in terms of national interest. By that I mean the welfare of the country.

Again, the "fair" rent is that which is freely agreed between the two.
Even this is ?
A rent is set by a landlord. If there is a shortage of rental stock then an ignoble landlord could command an unfair rent for a sub standard rental property. Regulating or capping that is a way to ensure fair rents and standards. Now in an ideal world , which we do not live in, private landlords would all be fair minded however most see a rental property as an investment to make money. That does not go hand in hand sometimes with fair rents and good standards. Now I am not stating this for all landlords at all but there is a difficulty with this market and it needs addressing.

A publically owned rental stock is about putting rooves over heads and for a rent that is affordable.

Of course public utilities shouldn't be owned or operated by private investors and companies, particularly those from overseas. They should be owned & operated by the country concerned. The nation as a whole each paying a % of tax towards that. That taxation should be apportioned fairly as a % of earnings and investments in an affordable way.

Addressing the odd remark about immigrants. BE is made up of immigrants and expats. My mum was an immigrant to the UK. I'm an immigrant to NZ. The UK is a huge melting pot of immigrants past present and future. They are not just arriving to nick jobs and take housing & I have no idea why you would even think that.

I have a doubt that you actually really believe a lot of what you write. Having said that a little dissent and alternative viewpoint is a good thing.

I also wonder if you deliberately determined to try to somehow insult my own family with your remark about council housing. It doesn't bother me as such as I am secure in my experience and knowledge but I must say I am rather hoping it was not so from you as that would negate entirely much and most of what you write.

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Bevs, you deservedly enjoy a fairly high degree of credibility here. And although I enthusiastically applaud your sentiments, I believe arguing with the likes of blueboy doesn't serve you well. Leave that to those who have nothing to lose.
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I know you like to pretend total neutrality on the Brexit question but the truth always shines through brightly in posts like this

To add to what has already been said above, though, no - the UK didn't suddenly wake up one morning feeling all Eurosceptic. In fact, the EU featured very low indeed on the list of national concerns prior to Cameron's dick-headedness in trying to use a referendum to resolve an internal party matter. Then the whole thing was ramped up by the ultra Eurosceptics and their propaganda wing, consisting of almost the entirety of the UK press and duly amplified by the broadcast media, both as of old habit and, worse on this occasion, because of fear of accusations of partiality. Not to mention the deluge of panic-inducing shit that was launched via social media etc, which so many seem to rely on for "information" these days and share content from amongst each other.

There's nothing at all wrong with having another referendum. It all depends how its approached and on its being used to resolve, as opposed to inflame, tensions.
I am totally neutral as I haven't lived in the UK for 31 years. When I left there were only 12 countries part of the EU or whatever it was called then. The other 16 joined after I left. FOM as far as I recall was virtually non existent apart from those who wanted a retirement home in Spain, Portugal etc. I am sure some did work abroad and some came to the UK to work but certainly not in the numbers we see today. Unless I win the lottery over here I have no desire to return to the UK to live so again no position on Leave or Remain.
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Bevs, you deservedly enjoy a fairly high degree of credibility here. And although I enthusiastically applaud your sentiments, I believe arguing with the likes of blueboy doesn't serve you well. Leave that to those who have nothing to lose.
Speaking of credibility, you guys might command a bit more respect if you weren't continually using terms such as "blueboy" "Cappy" "Crap Blue" or any number of other pathetic shorthand epithets during these exchanges.
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Rents in some areas of the UK are "high" because an inelastic supply cannot keep up with a booming local demand - an increased population driven by persistent high net immigration of fecund migrants.
Part of that inelastic supply is the continued creation of jobs where there is a large pool of workers. and infrastructure. And where jobs are created in areas of low unemployment, those jobs will attract people from outside the area to either take those jobs, or take on the jobs vacated by locals who have left their previous employer to join the new one.

What needs to happen is for jobs to be created in areas of high unemployment, with which the EU has helped a lot with development funding for infrastructure and jobs. Merthyr Tydfil in Wales went from being a major town in a coal-mining area to a run-down town after the coal mines closed, but is now doing well since EU funds regenerated the area, including upgrading the A465 Heads of the Valleys road to a dual carriageway. EU funds have done the same for many other former mining communities.

The availability of employment is a big factor in rents because most people don't want to commute 90 mins to work, and want to live near where the jobs are. And as I said, employers create jobs where people are. You're a fan of automation. What happens to those people when technology puts them out of a job and the area goes from low unemployment to higher unemployment?

Local authorities often made miserable landlords, people like council housing because they like "something for nothing" - i.e. a subsidised rent.
People liked social housing because the rules were understood, but social housing was never 'something for nothing'. I grew up in social housing, and my father worked almost all his life and we paid the rent, but that rent didn't come to nearly half of his pay back then. Wages actually paid the bills in those days.
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Well let's hope him and his regressive Soviet era policies never get a look in.
Originally Posted by BEVS View Post
Can you explain which part of the policies and manifesto are representative of the Soviet era please?
mc? I think you missed that question.
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Nice to see Corbyn apologise for the antisemitism on telly the other day. It's a long road to redemption but it's important to acknowledge it before trying to move on and rebuild. Admitting it is a big step for shoulders so slippery. Good on him.
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