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  1. Travel ?

    Yes indeed the debt arises from the suspension of deliveries of Chieftain tanks in 1979 when the Shah was overthrown!
  2. Travel ?

    Obs, The Standard reports that the debt for non-delivery of tanks to the Shah was ordered to be paid by the High Court following international adjudication by the International Chamber of Trade. It seems the Treasury paid the money to the High Court in 2002 but has not been paid because of sanctions on Iran. So, reword that to, it seems HMG are preparing to bust sanctions for the release of .. a British citizen? Not sure it shows that she wasn't on holiday, rather it is probably an attempt to shut Corbyn up. Given Jeremy's associations with Iran I expect that any objection from him will be met by a hail of accusations of hypocrisy.
  3. PC out of control ?

    Why is that I wonder?
  4. PC out of control ?

    That was fast but poor. I don't want to play mind games and nor should you.
  5. PC out of control ?

    Togger. The use of PC is usually to control language in order to control debate and make it seem unreasonable to hold contrary values. This thread started by asserting that it is now out-of-control and now you are living proof that the original assertion was correct. Thanks for your help!
  6. Will we ever know who dun it ?....

    The official US version is here https://history.state.gov/milestones/1961-1968/cuban-missile-crisis A long timeline is to be found here: http://www.nuclearfiles.org/menu/key-issues/nuclear-weapons/history/cold-war/cuban-missile-crisis/timeline.htm You will find that you are both right and there is no need to bicker!!! All I remember is seeing the Russian ship deck on the BBC News and pondering the futility of a four minute warning as I could not get back from school in time to be blown up!
  7. Green Belt Under Threat - Areal View

    Given that I suspect none of us are Financial Advisors with indemnity insurance I don't know how you ever thought you would get an answer to the direct question! I was just trying to help you get to reach a view of your own. Companies House tells us that WBC is a person with significant control that owns between 25 and 50% of the shares in the Bank's ultimate controlling company as of 2nd September and the confirmation statement on the same date shows that WBC hold what appears to be 33% of the Ordinary shares on that date. These are matters of public record E&OE. The bank appears to be trading normally. Reading not so much of a problem as liability!
  8. Driverless HGVs ?

    Bad
  9. The Magic Money Tree

    I think the toxic was more the packaging of loads and selling the risk as high quality debt when the underlying debts were more risky than the resold debt claimed to be. The selling banks knew it would be toxic but just sold it anyway. In the case you mention the youngsters simply do not understand or care what happens to their financial standing but just want to disown the debt. The lenders are many and foolish in the latter case and closer to criminal than foolish in the former case since they knew exactly what they were doing. Your point that we all pick up the tab in increased charges is true of course but the cautious lenders will survive better than the incautious where as in the 2008 event everyone suffered.
  10. The Magic Money Tree

    I think the toxic was more the packaging of loads and selling the risk as high quality debt when the underlying debts were more risky than the resold debt claimed to be. The selling banks knew it would be toxic but just sold it anyway. In the case you mention the youngsters simply do not understand or care what happens to their financial standing but just want to disown the debt. The lenders are many and foolish in the latter case and closer to criminal than foolish in the former case since they knew exactly what they were doing. Your point that we all pick up the tab in increased charges is true of course but the cautious lenders will survive better than the incautious where as in the 2008 event everyone suffered.
  11. Green Belt Under Threat - Areal View

    Togger1, look at it this way should 30million of UK Tax payers money have been used by WBC as a gambling stake, even if the odds are 3 to 2 on? If the bet fails Warrington Council Taxpayers stump up the interest and capital on that 30 million with the risk remaining for 25 years. The benefit is the bank's rate of return compared with the interest charged by the Public Works loans board, so the gain is just the arbitrage and the cost if it fails is significantly higher. I don't believe that we as council taxpayers should fund WBC's gambling habit, do you?
  12. Green Belt Under Threat - Areal View

    Fugs, I think you are going the wrong way to the answer. The council work out what the growth in families is using ONS migration data, it includes UK and international migration. Then they work out how many new jobs will be created here and in nearby boroughs, such as the part of Omega in St Helens. Then they work out how many of those jobs will need new houses ( crystal ball needed for that one) add it all up and that is the demand! Then based on household size distribution being as for the ONS data you can work out how many houses are needed. Next consider incomes and GUESS how many folk will need affordable houses base on income distribution. Right that is how many you need. Next you look at each development to see how many you can get from a particular development, it will depend on the profits you expect the builder to make and how much Section 106 money you intend to get. The number agreed have to be made affordable by the purchasers of other houses subsidising them if they are for sale and if for rent the homes are subsidised through the HCA who regulated the rented social housing sector by the general taxpayer. You don't know until detailed planning how many can be afforded. Recently there had to be a reduction in Section 106 monies for bus services at Latchford locks because the prices weren't holding up. I expect that the Council will ask for many more than it needs to allow for attrition of that kind.
  13. Green Belt Under Threat - Areal View

    Fugs, You will find the definition of affordable housing in Annex 2 (Page 50) of the National Planning Policy Framework at https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/6077/2116950.pdf The local market rent varies by area and the data is available from the VOA here https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/private-rental-market-summary-statistics-april-2016-to-march-2017 The Lower Quartile figures are used. The planners have to agree what is affordable for the purposes of each development and how much is needed in total is in the local plan preparation Strategic Housing Market Assessment, it is in the PDO document pack.
  14. NHS Question ?

    From the Independent "The health service said the move was to keep in line with equality legislation to ensure those who do not identify as heterosexual are treated fairly." Hence it is an invitation to request positive discrimination for minorities!
  15. Police priorities ?

    As we saw with Jimmy Saville the sued party is the estate of the deceased accused. Much better odds - on the balance of probability and not beyond reasonable doubt!
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