what do you expect when the top 5% of earners pay almost half all the tax? Uncontrolled immigration has exacerbated the problem over the last decade or more. The Govt needs to raise more tax from everyone so perhaps the only way is to reduce the tax burden on the "broad shoulders" and be a bit more intelligent about handing out chocolates to migrants coming in and spend money on revitalisation the big urban areas in the North East and West create more jobs and wealth and cut the link to the benefits culture. Oh and stop spending money on grandiose projects such as HS2 and maybe subsidise the railways a bit so that young people starting out are not trapped where they grew up because they cannot afford to get to work as there is no work locally
Keltickilla, Boo certainly did become overpriced and a pull back was inevitable. But I've found to my cost that trading any stock or top slicing, results in lost profits as timing of re-entries becomes difficult to predict. So I just keep holding longterm. Boo seems likely to enter the toys market too. Cheers
You seem an articulate, balanced person, can you explain why you voted to 'stay'. Was it purely for financial reason? Hard to answer briefly I know as there are more than one facet to why we voted as we did, I gave my 'main' gripe, there were others!
PS, Other countries residents are feeling as I do too. Yet the leaders of such KNOW there children will never be on zero hours, low wages, traveling on public transport, having to live in areas where stabbings, shooting, rape, violence is common, so THEY and their ilk don't care, and carry on with this open door policy. The 'vote' was ordinary peoples ONLY chance of changing anything, although unlikely, it is at least a chance:
mick Re your question. Hard for brief answer, least from me. Personally I voted to leave as I dislike the way our country is being changed by mass immigration. We are losing our culture completely in many areas, and, with time as more are born, many choosing to have huge families, it will get worse.
Whilst many true European immigrants have similar ways and ideals as us, the EU is being used by many non Europeans as a way of obtaining an EU passport, then having 'the right' to come here, to leech off what our ancestors have worked, suffered and fought so hard for to give US a better, or at least a stable life, NOT to hand it over to any foreigner who, understandably wishes for a better, easier life.
So the vote for me, was in some vain hope of ending this open door policy of immigration which, I think, like PPI, has been used by all Governments to lower wages, and, to prop up property prices and rents.
As Governments, their family and friends 'are' the business owners and property portfolio/ land owners, who gain from such people caring little for the real British people having to live amongst the horrors that mass, low end immigration often causes at the bottom end.
Fine if you are well to do, and see the UK as just somewhere to work, use and abuse, and knowing the whole world is your Oyster for you and your family, not so good if you will never be in that position and you just watch your town, or village turn into the third world state.
With more and more tech taking jobs from people, there is no need to keep bringing more and more bodies into this land, and to say it is because we are an ageing nation, is crazy as all immigrants will age, then what? Bring in the rest of Africa?
I honestly never thought we would get enough votes to leave, so that is why I never sold my holdings in Lloyds, which, as explained yesterday was silly, as it was mid seventies, a price it would have fell back to EVEN if we had stayed as the Gov. sell off would have seen to that.
I lost like many tens of thousands on that day, sure I regret NOT selling up, but I still don't regret voting to leave for the above reasons, although I am wise enough to know NOTHING on that score will change, as those who can change things are the ones who benefit the most from that policy.
Also I am wise enough to know my 'one' vote, would not have changed the decision anyway, so if I had NOT have voted the leaves would have won regardless.
I see mass immigration as akin to the old slavery days. Back then rich business owners gained from importing almost free labour, and the British worker must have suffered because of that, unable to compete unless they too worked for free.
All 'depends' on if you are at the top of the pile or lower, or if you care for your own people more than the worlds I guess.
Tried to keep it short! Meer will never reach this bottom line!!
We will be given an awful deal, as they pumped in so much money just to keep Greece within the fold, they will now make certain no-one else leaves their EU super state dream by making our decision an example of what happens to 'naughty children'.
Agree on boo it's a definite aim star, made a bit on them, out at the moment took the profit was in for the long but watched the patterns and felt at the current sp better off out. Feel a slight drop is on the cards before I re-enter. Nice folk on the boo thread for around 2 year,but now all of a sudden the thread has the lower echelon of human nature which is a shame. "So for them reasons I'm out".
Petanque won it last year Raised money for MacMillan cancer support nurses I was really pleased so much money was raised One person chipped in with £70 and lots donated £20 when the promise was to donate £10
Will have to ask Petanque exactly how much but lots donated and registered for gift aid raising the funds collected even higher Can't remember exactly but think £1500 comes to mind Thanks to all who donated
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