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by Furby
Thu Mar 23, 2023 12:58 pm
Forum: Stop Press
Topic: Financial Crisis UK
Replies: 86
Views: 3938

Financial Crisis UK

Interest rates being this high or higher is how it all used to be so was only a matter of time until we returned to this. It's a problem though because it isn't helping with inflation and people can't cut back much further on essentials which is where the inflation is happening and also because many...
by Furby
Thu Mar 23, 2023 9:48 am
Forum: Whinge and Cheer
Topic: Energy price hikes - how much for YOU
Replies: 94
Views: 2535

Energy price hikes - how much for YOU

I have received an electric update re the April changes. The headline says I save 15p a year but no details as to how they work that one out. What can I buy for 15p. Maybe because standing charge has gone up and usage charges down a fraction and I use a lot in the winter. But its spring now and by w...
by Furby
Thu Mar 23, 2023 9:33 am
Forum: Stop Press
Topic: Huge Losses at Thurrock Council
Replies: 15
Views: 891

Huge Losses at Thurrock Council

It could be a tax year thing too allowing them to do their pensions and other big tax money things before they get sacked. Are any other councils better placed to take over? My opinion was that they are all up to dodgy investments and is just bad luck who gets caught and/or loses their gambles. Fund...
by Furby
Wed Mar 22, 2023 7:47 pm
Forum: Stop Press
Topic: Corona - sounds like a fizzy drink but not nice (COVID)
Replies: 64
Views: 3491

Corona - sounds like a fizzy drink but not nice (COVID)

Boris is being interviewed today about the cake and drinks parties at number 10 in lockdown. Boris saying the parties were needed for work purposes. Workplaces have introduced compulsory work parties in recent times but they are not needed for work and in the olden days work got done. Even without c...
by Furby
Wed Mar 22, 2023 7:21 am
Forum: Debating Chamber
Topic: Rishi Sunak priorities
Replies: 25
Views: 1333

Rishi Sunak priorities

Rishi sunak priority 1 is off to a good start, inflation has gone up. For some reason the news people were expecting inflation to have gone down but those of us paying for anything can't help have noticed it actually isn't. Other than rishi saying he wants to halve it there doesn't seem much of a pl...
by Furby
Mon Mar 20, 2023 6:49 pm
Forum: Debating Chamber
Topic: Rishi Sunak priorities
Replies: 25
Views: 1333

Rishi Sunak priorities

The whole good Friday agreement and everything it agreed is so complicated few people outside those who are politically involved in it understand it and I am not sure they do. The one thing everyone too far away to understand it seems to agree on is we can never ever go against the good Friday agree...
by Furby
Mon Mar 20, 2023 1:49 pm
Forum: Birthdays and Special Days
Topic: Happy Birthday Diana
Replies: 12
Views: 60

Happy Birthday Diana

It's the original sooty puppet in a glass case. I did see sooty and sweep in the waxworks so still got to see something sooty that day but disappointed at the North pier.
by Furby
Mon Mar 20, 2023 1:42 pm
Forum: Debating Chamber
Topic: Rishi Sunak priorities
Replies: 25
Views: 1333

Rishi Sunak priorities

Theresa may no 1 - brexit means brexit Dup are voting against the deal. Isn't that a surprise. For brexit purposes in UK governme t can probably ignore them and still win votes but wasn't part of all this deal or another deal business to get Irish parliament up and running again and without the dup ...
by Furby
Mon Mar 20, 2023 11:08 am
Forum: Sound & Vision
Topic: The original "Sound of Music" film
Replies: 12
Views: 296

The original "Sound of Music" film

I don't understand about privacy reasons because they weren't private were they going around making money as the Von trapp singers? Everyone who knew them just have known it was them. Why keep the Von trapp name and change the others.
by Furby
Mon Mar 20, 2023 10:41 am
Forum: Stop Press
Topic: Financial Crisis UK
Replies: 86
Views: 3938

Financial Crisis UK

If the Swiss are in trouble what hope is there for the rest of us. Isn't Switzerland where people squirreled money to safe from wars etc. I have been worried every since interest rates returned to what to me is on the low side of normality. All the banks and business have moved their processes to ex...
by Furby
Sun Mar 19, 2023 12:47 pm
Forum: The Coffeeshop
Topic: SnowWatch!
Replies: 31
Views: 1282

SnowWatch!

The alerts are on 23rd April. So we have to hope there's not a real snow energency that day because people who saw the news will think it's just a test and not leave their homes. I am not sure where we are supposed to go though it would be helpful to have information about if there's too much snow h...
by Furby
Sun Mar 19, 2023 12:17 pm
Forum: Birthdays and Special Days
Topic: Happy Birthday Diana
Replies: 12
Views: 60

Happy Birthday Diana

Happy birthday.

I have lost track of who all the Millers are but I think Diana was Blackpool so did an artwork of how I think blackpool looks. I never did find sooty statue on North pier and staff there hasn't even heard of sooty. But it's in my artwork as most important.
by Furby
Fri Mar 17, 2023 8:21 am
Forum: Whinge and Cheer
Topic: UK postal service to abroad
Replies: 4
Views: 225

UK postal service to abroad

The royal mail is getting reported to the regulator for not doing their jobs delivering 6 days a week. Didn't see overseas post mentioned but I suppose that's outside UK regulators jobs . It has got worse recently with the strikes and the systems problems but it's been a long problem for many years ...
by Furby
Fri Mar 17, 2023 7:46 am
Forum: Stop Press
Topic: Financial Crisis UK
Replies: 86
Views: 3938

Financial Crisis UK

The pension thing has got a lot of news how dare they give anything to rich people etc. I would cynically think the mps have an eye on their own pensions because many of them will be taking them in 2025. But a government is there for all it's people isn't it even the ridiculously rich ones. I can't ...
by Furby
Fri Mar 17, 2023 6:39 am
Forum: Whinge and Cheer
Topic: Renewing car insurance, Tesco Bank, a rare happy ending
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Renewing car insurance, Tesco Bank, a rare happy ending

I don't know about car renewals as I have avoided that by having other problems such as getting buses and trams and being fined for failing the tram puzzles properly. There are so few happy endings in anything now I am glad merry managed to get one of them. There is a wider problem that nobody in an...
by Furby
Thu Mar 16, 2023 5:52 am
Forum: Whinge and Cheer
Topic: Council Tax Bill 2023/24 - A Minor Whinge
Replies: 6
Views: 70

Council Tax Bill 2023/24 - A Minor Whinge

I got my bill too and was in the 99.9% so thank you to oc for explaining it. I had done the grumble and thought it's all a bit convenient being exactly 3% for council and 2% for social care. Also the overall total is 5.2% including police fire and mayors which go up more than 5 each . That doesn't s...
by Furby
Wed Mar 15, 2023 8:54 am
Forum: The Coffeeshop
Topic: Getting Food in the time of Corona, Brexit and War
Replies: 70
Views: 1475

Getting Food in the time of Corona, Brexit and War

I suppose if you are buying raw ingredients it's easier to just find replacements. With processed foods it's like a supertanker isn't it they can't just chuck some other ingredient in because it's all agreed and machines calibrated and packet labels printed.
by Furby
Wed Mar 15, 2023 8:46 am
Forum: Stop Press
Topic: Financial Crisis UK
Replies: 86
Views: 3938

Financial Crisis UK

It's the budget today and as always some bits have been leaked. We have never got to bottom of who does the government leaks and it's everything from budget to Boris parties to Matt Hancock's spy camera however bad it gets they never find the leakers and punish them. The energy guarantee cap is stay...
by Furby
Wed Mar 15, 2023 8:27 am
Forum: Hell's Kitchen
Topic: Pi Day
Replies: 9
Views: 73

Pi Day

I never heard of it either or if I did long since forgot.

I remember the rhyme from college how I need a drink alcoholic of course.
by Furby
Tue Mar 14, 2023 5:41 am
Forum: Stop Press
Topic: Financial Crisis UK
Replies: 86
Views: 3938

Financial Crisis UK

Making a profit isnt the same thing as return on investment or repaying big loans. Start ups need someone brave and rich to bank roll them for many years. Twitter seemed massive and Elon musk paid for it but then found it was emperor's clothes. What's in it for HSBC is what worries me what has gover...