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  1. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    It depends whether you count 2010 to now as one government but either way I suggest you swot up on a bit of history Toddy, though it might depends on whether Pretty much every government between Atlee and Thatcher was worse for a start.
  2. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    I gave you the quote from the FT, it was also reported in The Times. I'm not using an odd source. You're citing sources that use a definition of being empty for 6 months. I'm using a report by the LSE on behalf of the mayor that finds that there is almost no evidence of homes being entirely empty. Maybe you don't like that the Qatari royal family has property here so they can spend 2 months in the summer in Mayfair but it doesnt make those homes empty. Your definition says their homes are empty, the LSE report just says they're not actually empty. I didn't use it to jump to conclusions about Corbyn. My words were there are other ways of helping other than Corbyn's way. Had no relation to that report. Should have been paragraphed better.
  3. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    You're a confused little man Rog. For a start it made up at best a quarter of my point, for which the other three you've practically already conceded. Requisitioning does show a lack of respect for property rights whether it be an emergency or deemed necessary or whatever. Frankly it is not necessary in the case of Grenfell and what it does show, in my opinion, is Corbyn's instinct to treat property as the state's first and foremost. Ultimately your last paragraph is the same nonsense left-wing populism. The LSE found, in a report commissioned by the mayor, that on new builds "There was almost no evidence of units being left entirely empty". I don't see why that would be vastly different for non new builds. They also found that the vast majority used as second homes were bought by UK buyers. And they also found that overseas property investment is often key to getting developments off the ground. So yes i do value foreign investment because it's downsides are vastly overplayed in the name of populist socialism and there are other ways of helping people beyond just taking things off others, which is Corbyn's stock answer for almost everything.
  4. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    You think there's divisions and problems in the country now. Wait til we end up paying £40bn to stay in the customs union . Might have to apply for jobs elsewhere.
  5. How many years in a row will this be that Cov have failed to finish in the top 6 of any division? Shame they can go up in 7th.
  6. Championship 2017/18

    Gutted Derby won, looking difficult for Brentford to make play offs now. Bought a ticket for their final game at home to Hull in anticipation as well.
  7. Do you have any badges Toddy? Did a bit of goalkeeper coaching for the girls football team at uni during first year. Would love to coach kids but when I asked a couple of teams down here they wanted badges.
  8. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Yes that is exactly what Corbyn said and that was the whole crux of the argument and it has been entirely dispelled. Top work from troll Rog, Moose, Frank or whoever the old folk think you are. Deary me.
  9. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    It's not whataboutery, it's the point that if you want to target land bankers then the public sector is the biggest culprit, there'svyour land, no need to rob private land owners. Corbyn's words were "requisition if necessary" and "seize". He also said "We would find a way to do this if necessary - we are looking into the ways in which it could be done depending on circumstances." Why would he need to find a way if it's just simple as compulsory purchase in line with current law? I didn't say helping them was a whim, the policy of taking ownership of property was on a whim. A whim - a sudden notion or desire. So it is on a whim. How much it would have helped really is up for debate anyway, there are other ways than a witch-hunt against the rich. https://www.ft.com/content/a73c4056-130b-11e8-940e-08320fc2a277 This month he told a meeting of Labour activists in east London that MPs would also get to decide whether there was any compensation at all. “Parliament will determine whether or not we provide compensation and on what scale,” he said.
  10. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    It is property. A property right is just a basic term to cover the right of ownership, doesn't have to be some tangible bit of land. It's not formal policy, just been repeated more than once by the man that wants to be chancellor and therefore in control of this stuff. McDonnell said in a meeting with activists that parliament would decide the price or even decide not to pay compensation. But yes I suppose I'm supposed to disbelieve the potential chancellor. You often encounter this defence of Labour, either they didn't mean it, didn't see it, or some related nonsense. Yet land banking does serve a useful purpose, partly due to restrictive planning laws but no mention of changing that to help the situation. And biggest single culprit of land banking is the public sector. I note that Labour did support the use of public sector land in their housing manifesto (you previously denounced this as not official policy mind) so no need for such infringements on private property Compulsory purchase and requisitioning are different. One involves compensation, one is just seizure. One requires demonstration of necessity, one is on the state's whim. One can be appealed, one can't (tho actually the EU protects owners through ECHR). It doesn't make sense because it doesn't just solve the problem. I'd also hope anyone that respects the rule of law, so key for the functioning of our legal system, democracy, and economy would oppose government seizing property on a whim, whether it suits some anti-rich populist argument or not.
  11. PE for like Primary school kids. Just get a football out and join in so I can feel like Messi.
  12. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    - Parliament setting the price government pays for shares of companies it wants to nationalise - Parliament setting the price of PFI contracts, or even there being no compensation at all - Forcing land owners to sell land significantly below market price - Talk of requisitioning homes after Grenfell, and also mandating local authorities to take possession of empty homes
  13. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Your definition of city commentator differs vastly from mine. Former Labour MP Denis MacShane writing for City AM does not constitute a city commentator. So either you didn't realise or you said that in a desperate attempt for legitimacy. Meanwhile, do you really believe the content? Seriously, a man that has no respect for property rights is not all that radical or left. I really find it bizarre that those who support Corbyn are always so desperate to window dress his positions. You either support it or you want it to be something else so you don't support it.
  14. Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    They didn't vote to end free movement, they are currently in the process of getting a vote on free movement. They just voted before to limit immigration and they got round it with some nonsense about not recruiting from outside of Switzerland in high unemployment areas. And if they do vote to end it, I don't see that there will be a 'deal', the EU won't compromise on it.
  15. Real Ales

    Went at the end of January. HS2 starting to take over the area when I had a look the other day. Think the guy is looking for somewhere else.