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  • Buy-to-Let

    Farage put on the BTL spot by Fergus Wilson

    I decided to call you a name? You labelled me and people like me a "remoaner" first mate. Don't throw stones in glass houses. I think anyone bringing that term to what I tried to keep a rational and reasoned debate is being an arse. Convenient you stopped reading rather than actually address the points I made.

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    I have no interest in addressing the points you make because they, and ultimately yourself, are not worth the time and effort of answering. I do not want to debate the subject with you, end of!

    Now, again, as you stated: "Don't be an arse". And should you choose to reply to this, that is the default answer you will get.

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    I am quite sure are future is not in the EU

    We need to look much further afield  to do trade

    We have every reason to go and few to stay



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    Learn Change and Adapt ?????

    All comments are for casual information purposes only. If you wish to rely on any advice I have given please ensure you obtain independent specialist advice from a third party. No liability is accepted for comments made.

    Love Fergus' turn of phrase:

    About 18% of British adults own a Private Sector Rented house. In those houses there is a Private Sector Tenant! That is 36% of the electorate.

    But he's overestimating the number of landlords by about 2.5x. 

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    I’m still waiting for South East independence so that we can stop bailing out the regions.
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    As a nation we generate far too little wealth to sustain the standards of living we aspire to. Just about every method of monetary wizardry has been used to keep things rolling along, the reliance on an ever greater population to drive illusory increases in GDP being the default setting. But the lack of real wealth has meant we have been reliant on debt and inward investment ( selling family silver to anybody that’ll pay).
    We’ve failed to build enough houses, the prices of which have become stratospheric in the south east, largely because developers have to pay towards what was previously the preserve of the state. 
    None of our governments wish to even talk about a plan extending beyond the life of a parliament or anything that may undermine their quest to hold onto or gain power, so we’re lumbered with ever rising levels of taxation or “additional charges”. 
    Labour /conservative etc are most certainly not improving things as a whole , they’ve left the door wide open for Farage , initially he was used as part of project fear “ vote ukip at your peril” ,but lab/con  having failed to make any headway for the country, for many Farage can now be seen as a real alternative.
    He can quite easily be seen as a real conservative now that the tories have effectively gone down the plughole. Labour under Corbyn ( if he and his cronies implement even a portion of what they spout) in power would be a disaster for anyone that believes in self reliance and working primarily for themselves and their families whilst paying a reasonable portion for the function of the state, and there are still huge numbers of such people who sit quietly with a good cuppa, labour have completely forgotten them.
    No country can exist where it elects governement solely based on the unaffordable bribes offered. You can’t just keep throwing money at every problem, nhs is skint but excess weight and obesity costs it 16 billion a year, halve that with a bit of self control in respect of the fridge door and thats the nhs sorted with a bit left for social care. Just as its pointless filling the country with too many joining the already excessive number who need in work benefits to survive. A low wage low skill economy cannot give us the standards of living we wish for.  The great scam of sending 50% to university , just enriches the university sector and will burden future taxpayers when the student loans are eventually paid by the state. Yet the house builders have to bring in labour from overseas because we don’t train plumbers, electricians, carpenters etc, Its all just plain daft.

    There are huge levels of discontent into which Farage can tap, that this discontent is too often derided as racism, xenophobia, ignorance and the views of the uneducated. Merely chooses to ignore the sources of discontent rather than looking at them properly and dealing with them. 

    The more votes he gathers the better, there’s a desperate need for real change, any pain he brings with him due to inexperience will be a mere blip in comparison to labour especially and probably the conservatives too given they’ll have to resort to especially weird and wonderful flights of fantasy to win back the electorate.

    The best careers advice for the youth  of today, get a job in local government, that way you’ll be protected by those that aren’t from lifes realities.
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    Well said Philip.

    I would add to this: 

    Cut the compulsory foreign aid budget.  we currently give 0.7% of GDP in foreign aid.  I have nothing against foreign aid when we can afford it but this is the government equivalent of S24, based on turnover, not profit.  We should give a percentage of any surplus we generate in aid but as we are still running an annual deficit I can not see the logic of borrowing more money to give away that we can't afford.

    Reduce the enormous bureaucracy beast.  The number of levels of government is insane (even without counting the eu). Why we need parliaments in Westminster, Scotland, Wales and NI is beyond me.  One set of politicians is more than capable of making a mess, we don't need 4 sets.  Add to this the local councils constantly making new rules and it's no wonder the country is over burdened with regulations.

    Rant over.......

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    The problem with our foreign aid contributions is that we are still giving to China and India both of whom have space programmes and China is set to be a superpower of the future and still we give them £47 million a year. I believe we also settled an amount of some £97 million over several years with India? I mean really? When we have a failing NHS, lowest pensions, no real care for our elderly who have to sell their homes to go into care,  disabled being penalised on benefits and made to work and please don't get me started on potholes!! Our country needs a huge shake up we have the balance all wrong whilst others are laughing at our snowflake government and our very British generosity is being abused!
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    1. Foreign aid contributions are big business, we buy marketshare with that money. The foreign office is as hard nosed as they come.

    2. I think it is right that the elderly who require care have to sell their houses to pay for it. They are the generation who had job security, free university eduction and a good pension to retire in their fifties, sixties.

    Why do you think the young should be saddled with their care costs on top of their uni fees, insecure jobs and negligible pensions?????

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