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Forum: Politics 30-03-2014, 22:50
Replies: 334
Views: 8,896
Posted By auntiesocial
I live in London and there is real danger of the...

I live in London and there is real danger of the prices exceeding the cap here.
Forum: Politics 30-03-2014, 22:18
Replies: 334
Views: 8,896
Posted By auntiesocial
Of course it is, but like it or not, they are...

Of course it is, but like it or not, they are destroying it. Very soon when rents move up to 80% of market value, the very people it was meant to help will be left with no alternative.
Forum: Politics 30-03-2014, 21:55
Replies: 334
Views: 8,896
Posted By auntiesocial
The whole point of social housing is to provide...

The whole point of social housing is to provide secure, affordable housing. If there is an alternative which can do that and take the greedy private landlord out of the equation, is that so bad?
Forum: Politics 30-03-2014, 20:24
Replies: 334
Views: 8,896
Posted By auntiesocial
Actually, I didn't mention social housing at all....

Actually, I didn't mention social housing at all. What I said was it would be cheaper than private rent. If such a scheme were in place, there would be no further need for social housing. As for...
Forum: Politics 30-03-2014, 18:17
Replies: 334
Views: 8,896
Posted By auntiesocial
I am not the previous Tory administaration, or...

I am not the previous Tory administaration, or the current Tory administration. I posted my opinion.

Help to buy is a loan at interest. Would you like housing benefit to be a loan at interest...
Forum: Politics 19-02-2014, 21:49
Replies: 167
Views: 4,911
Posted By auntiesocial
I have been in your shoes and it's certainly no...

I have been in your shoes and it's certainly no picnic. Once the savings are gone, when everything you have ever worked for is gone, the level of deprivation is staggering. What makes it far far...
Forum: Politics 16-02-2014, 16:16
Replies: 105
Views: 3,644
Posted By auntiesocial
Bravo! Says it all really.

Bravo! Says it all really.
Forum: Politics 16-02-2014, 15:32
Replies: 65
Views: 2,054
Posted By auntiesocial
That's because the system was designed when there...

That's because the system was designed when there was only one breadwinner in the family (women traditionally looked after the home, the children and often elderly parents). When a man lost his job,...
Forum: Politics 22-12-2013, 13:34
Replies: 471
Views: 16,254
Posted By auntiesocial
Are you seriously comparing an agricultural...

Are you seriously comparing an agricultural society with a modern Western country? People in Ethiopia grow their own food. There was a drought and the crops failed. Even if they had money, where...
Forum: Politics 22-12-2013, 13:09
Replies: 471
Views: 16,254
Posted By auntiesocial
I mentioned this on the other thread. I can't say...

I mentioned this on the other thread. I can't say what it is, but there's definitely something very fishy going on.

One thing I have noticed on both sides of the debate is the constant use of the...
Forum: Politics 22-12-2013, 10:41
Replies: 471
Views: 16,254
Posted By auntiesocial
If we go down that road, we might as well just...

If we go down that road, we might as well just stop all public services now. Don't rescue people from fires as they were stupid and caused the fire. Don't take them to hospital after that traffic...
Forum: Politics 21-12-2013, 23:05
Replies: 145
Views: 6,488
Posted By auntiesocial
I'm inclined to agree there. Mainly because the...

I'm inclined to agree there. Mainly because the Trussell Trust has strong links to the Tories. I have to wonder what is in it for them (other than profits from poverty) to appear to side with Labour...
Forum: Politics 20-12-2013, 23:31
Replies: 145
Views: 6,488
Posted By auntiesocial
It seems we can afford to turn down money from...

It seems we can afford to turn down money from the EU to feed the poor

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/dec/17/government-under-fire-eu-funding-food-banks

Yet wealthy land owners, including...
Forum: Politics 02-12-2013, 02:02
Replies: 60
Views: 3,026
Posted By auntiesocial
Everyone makes financial sacrifices to put a...

Everyone makes financial sacrifices to put a roof over their head.
Forum: Politics 19-11-2013, 00:03
Replies: 54
Views: 1,940
Posted By auntiesocial
That is not poverty, it's destitution. Poverty...

That is not poverty, it's destitution. Poverty doesn't mean having nothing, it just means you can't afford all the basics needed for survival. Relative poverty means you can't afford all the things...
Forum: Politics 27-10-2013, 18:26
Replies: 183
Views: 6,300
Posted By auntiesocial
Are you even for real? It looks like Tory...

Are you even for real? It looks like Tory headquarters are getting desperate! :D
Forum: General Discussion 26-10-2013, 23:49
Replies: 46
Views: 1,989
Posted By auntiesocial
Exactly. I have been renting for a few years now...

Exactly. I have been renting for a few years now and all I had to do for the properties that didn't have meters was ring up the supplier and get the utilities switched over into my name. There was no...
Forum: Politics 26-10-2013, 19:16
Replies: 155
Views: 6,410
Posted By auntiesocial
Isn't it? Unless you are extremely wealthy, we...

Isn't it? Unless you are extremely wealthy, we all pay for your choice to have children. Even if no benefits are claimed, we pay for schools and health care. Are you saying no one should have...
Forum: Politics 11-10-2013, 18:28
Replies: 22
Views: 1,274
Posted By auntiesocial
Bankers struggle on 500k salary

Apparently it's because they have no common sense. Who would have thought?


http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/10/10/bankers-salary_n_4076310.html
Forum: Politics 06-10-2013, 11:47
Replies: 41
Views: 2,350
Posted By auntiesocial
It would replace all welfare spending and...

It would replace all welfare spending and eliminate all the costly administration and outsourcing. No more Jobcentre, A4e, or Atos name just a few.
Forum: Politics 06-10-2013, 01:46
Replies: 41
Views: 2,350
Posted By auntiesocial
Exactly! As long as everyone gets the same no one...

Exactly! As long as everyone gets the same no one can complain that someone else is getting something for nothing.
Forum: Politics 05-10-2013, 15:01
Replies: 385
Views: 22,611
Posted By auntiesocial
Yep. Plus it's full of other pesky things like...

Yep. Plus it's full of other pesky things like the right to social security and protection against unemployment.
Forum: Politics 05-10-2013, 13:57
Replies: 385
Views: 22,611
Posted By auntiesocial
Also it is in direct contravention of article 23...

Also it is in direct contravention of article 23 of the Declaration of Human Rights which clearly states that everyone has the right to equal pay for equal work.
Forum: Politics 05-10-2013, 01:52
Replies: 385
Views: 22,611
Posted By auntiesocial
Apparently one is a 'striver' because they were...

Apparently one is a 'striver' because they were lucky enough to get the job and the other is a 'scrounger' because he wasn't.
Forum: Politics 29-09-2013, 14:19
Replies: 279
Views: 12,756
Posted By auntiesocial
So would this policy mean that older people who...

So would this policy mean that older people who have been made redundant and are now finding it very difficult to get another job will be expected to work for benefits until retirement? No amount of...
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