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  1. BoJo wins 1st round with a 1/3rd of the vote

    Tory leadership results: Boris Johnson wins third of votes | Metro News

    Boris Johnson – 114
    Jeremy Hunt – 43
    Michael Gove – 37
    Dominic Raab – 27
    Sajid Javid – 23
    Matthew Hancock – 20 ...
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    Quite a few commentators are saying, if BoJo...

    Quite a few commentators are saying, if BoJo wins, he'll call a snap GE with no-deal in the manifesto.
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    Boris gets his cock out

    Thought this place could do with some light relief.

    Fooking depressing this brextulipe saga.
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    Bitcoin Price Rally Makes AMD Stock Great Again...

    Bitcoin Price Rally Makes AMD Stock Great Again

    AtW :hug: scooterscot
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    To be fair, WG did pursue a JR against s58 and...

    To be fair, WG did pursue a JR against s58 and took it to the high court, court of appeal and tried appealing to the supreme court and ECHR. And he did take the case to a tax tribunal. Missing the...
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    I wouldn't be surprised if the CPS takes it over....

    I wouldn't be surprised if the CPS takes it over.

    Private Prosecutions | The Crown Prosecution Service

    "the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has power under section 6(2) POA 1985 to take...
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    BTC nearly $9k

    BTC nearly $9k
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    Worst case, you lose 1% of your net worth. Best...

    Worst case, you lose 1% of your net worth.
    Best case, who knows.

    The case for a small allocation to Bitcoin — Kana and Katana

    'If you decide to buy Bitcoin simply decide what is the amount of...
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    That's usually the case. It's very difficult to...

    That's usually the case. It's very difficult to beat hodling.
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    If/when you get a chance to get back in, it's...

    If/when you get a chance to get back in, it's worth considering buy & hold. It's a lot less stressful than trying to second guess market moves, and it's a strategy that is very hard to beat.
    ...
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    Donald Trump: The Master of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy...

    Donald Trump: The Master of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy -

    Bankruptcy #7 America
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    It's now over $6800. I'm not trying to show...

    It's now over $6800.

    I'm not trying to show you up, just point out something that took a long time to sink into my thick skull.

    Trying to predict future market price is futile.
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    Isn't that what you're doing though? Current...

    Isn't that what you're doing though?

    Current price is $6.3k. How do you know it won't go to $7k, $8k, $10k?

    How can you be certain that you'll be able to get back in at a lower price than...
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    Poll: Poll: who will you be voting for?

    Just in England to keep it simple.
  15. Is anyone going to vote Tory or Labour in the EU elections?

    If so, why?
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    I'm still on stage 4. Sunk a big chunk into...

    I'm still on stage 4.

    Sunk a big chunk into precious metals 6 years ago. :sick
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    Well, (3) is technically correct. The vehicle...

    Well, (3) is technically correct. The vehicle being driven in London that weekend didn't belong to you. :D

    I would send an accompanying letter.
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    Google "failing to respond to a notice of...

    Google "failing to respond to a notice of intended prosecution"

    It is an offence in itself.
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    I would pick areas where it doesn't take long to...

    I would pick areas where it doesn't take long to evict people if you have to. The experience of my mates in London is that the courts are clogged up and it can take up to 18 months to evict. Rogue...
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    I was put off BTL by the experience of...

    I was put off BTL by the experience of mates/colleagues.

    Two had to take tenants to court to get them out. They lost thousands in unpaid rent, and in both cases the properties were left in a right...
  21. Yes, that's what I meant.

    Yes, that's what I meant.
  22. Unfortunately, if you withdraw a CTD, I believe...

    Unfortunately, if you withdraw a CTD, I believe you lose the benefit of ever having it.
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    I don't think anything came of any of that human...

    I don't think anything came of any of that human rights stuff.

    In any case, surely most people will have settled by now to avoid 50% Follower penalties?
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    That's probably what I would do if I came into...

    That's probably what I would do if I came into £200k. Mortgage rates may not stay this low forever.

    Buying a nicer house, and/or being mortgage free, would give me a lot more satisfaction than...
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    There are ways to gain exposure to the...

    There are ways to gain exposure to the residential property market without actually buying bricks & mortar.

    Residential funds: buying houses without the hassle - MoneyWeek

    May be worth a look.
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    +1000 I wish someone had drummed this into my...

    +1000

    I wish someone had drummed this into my thick skull before I started actively "managing" my pension. :ohwell

    We live in very strange times (ZIRP, QE), which makes it even harder to...
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    This. Not a bad place to start: Harry...

    This.

    Not a bad place to start:
    Harry Browne’s Permanent Portfolio- 2018 update | Financial Page
  28. If we do leave the EU, would Scotland vote to...

    If we do leave the EU, would Scotland vote to leave the UK?

    I guess it would depend on how hard a Brexit it is. Leaving with no deal would definitely up the ante.
  29. Where do you reckon has the best climate in the...

    Where do you reckon has the best climate in the world?

    Canary Islands have got to be up there. Lanzarote/Fuerteventura are around 20°C in winter, rarely go above 30°C in the middle of summer and...
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    No but if you leave any food in a car those...

    No but if you leave any food in a car those fookers will try and find a way in. And if it's a soft top. :eek:
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    I fooking hate grey squirrels. Rats with bushy...

    I fooking hate grey squirrels. Rats with bushy tails.

    Where we lived a few years ago, there were loads of them. I kept nuts for the bird feeder in a plastic dustbin in the shed. One gnawed a hole...
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    By most definitions, that would be market timing....

    By most definitions, that would be market timing. The only difference is you're not going "all in" or "all out" based on your TA signals.
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    Timing the market is using some measure...

    Timing the market is using some measure (fundamentals, TA) to enter and exit.

    With BTC there really aren't any fundamentals (valuation), so TA is all you've got.
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    There's probably not a huge difference, in terms...

    There's probably not a huge difference, in terms of timing, between golden cross and rising/falling 200-dma.

    Both are good for entry but not so accurate for exit. Where you get a parabolic move...
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    I wish I was that gammon.

    I wish I was that gammon.
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    With something as insanely volatile as BTC,...

    With something as insanely volatile as BTC, buying and holding a large sum is only for risk junkies.

    However, the strategy of trend following may help catch the meat of bull markets, and avoid the...
  37. +1 I hope they've got something other than HR.

    +1

    I hope they've got something other than HR.
  38. That would be a prime candidate for the GAAR. ...

    That would be a prime candidate for the GAAR. Penalty up to 60%.

    Penalties: GAAR - RossMartin.co.uk/
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    LC - no interest Settling closed years - no...

    LC - no interest
    Settling closed years - no interest
    Settling open years - accrued interest from the year loans received to date of settlement
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    Up until a couple of weeks ago the Express was...

    Up until a couple of weeks ago the Express was continually banging on about traitors and betrayal. :rolleyes:
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    There will also be interest accrued for late...

    There will also be interest accrued for late payment.
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    You've done more than your fair share just by not...

    You've done more than your fair share just by not having kids.
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    +1 I'm only environmentally friendly as an...

    +1

    I'm only environmentally friendly as an unintended consequence of being a tight fisted bastard. :D
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    My 12-year old Audi indicates faults where there...

    My 12-year old Audi indicates faults where there aren't any. It's forever coming up with a taillight bulb warning.
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    Cars seem to last a lot longer these days. Back...

    Cars seem to last a lot longer these days. Back in the 70s, you'd be lucky if a car didn't rust to bits in 5 years, and reliability was shocking.

    The only problem with the latest models is they...
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    Just thinking about how many 100w light bulbs it...

    Just thinking about how many 100w light bulbs it would take to heat an average 3-bed house in winter.

    Probably need in the region of 20kw of heat, with a thermostat, to achieve 21degC.

    So, 200...
  47. HMRC don't like conceding anything. They will...

    HMRC don't like conceding anything. They will fight hopeless cases, rather than being pragmatic.

    Things might be different if they had to account for the public money they spent on going to...
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    The energy saving is not as great as is made out....

    The energy saving is not as great as is made out. The heat produced by filament bulbs is only wasted in the summer months, but then you don't have the lights on much anyway. In the winter, when the...
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    What are you doing to save the Planet?

    [VIRTUE SIGNALLING]
    We don't buy more food than we need. We hardly ever throw any food away.
    We only have one car (petrol), and do less than 2000 miles per year. We only replace it about every 10...
  50. I think we'll need another referendum. Should...

    I think we'll need another referendum.

    Should the UK remain on Planet Earth or leave? :laugh
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