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by Lootman
June 26th, 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Strange letter from a solicitor
Replies: 26
Views: 1505

Re: Strange letter from a solicitor

If a solicitor is trying what looks like some very sharp practice on Mrs Nemo, how many other victims might there be? Especially bearing in mind it's a position of authority: the average person would naturally be somewhat in awe of a solicitor? Yes, I suspect that whilst solicitors in this situatio...
by Lootman
June 25th, 2019, 6:51 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Who gets it?
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Who gets it?

And thirdly, is there any scope in a situation like this for a judge (or the two potential beneficiaries themselves) to say that they should have half each as a definite order of death is impossible to determine, so it should be assumed they died together? With absolutely no legal knowlege to back ...
by Lootman
June 25th, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Strange letter from a solicitor
Replies: 26
Views: 1505

Re: Strange letter from a solicitor

I have always taken the view that I am under no obligation to respond to any letter or demand, and that it cannot be reasonably or legally assumed that I agree to something just because I don't affirmatively repudiate it. Rather the other party has the burden of proving, in a court of law if necess...
by Lootman
June 25th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Strange letter from a solicitor
Replies: 26
Views: 1505

Re: Strange letter from a solicitor

even in the absence of such an express provision you would probably, by having received but not objected to the terms, be deemed to have accepted them anyway. Surely such an assumption presupposes some kind of prior agreement, presumably oral. So that, if I had previously asked you to act for me, a...
by Lootman
June 24th, 2019, 8:23 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Tory Leadership candidates
Replies: 96
Views: 2263

Re: Tory Leadership candidates

Jacob Rees-Mogg slams 'Corbynista curtain twitchers' who called the police on Boris Crafty phrasing there. This is not the first time there has been at attempt to bring down an elected politician by an ideologically opposed neighbour. In 2012 in San Francisco the then sheriff (an elected post) Ross...
by Lootman
June 24th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Patient Capital
Replies: 46
Views: 3607

Re: Patient Capital

That's not the half of it. I have seen fund managers participate in IPOs and then, if the issue did well, book them to the institutional accounts and favoured clients. Whereas if it did badly, then dump them into the retail funds where people complain less. Woodford is wrong to do this but the same...
by Lootman
June 22nd, 2019, 10:04 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Sharesoc hates us
Replies: 18
Views: 629

Re: Sharesoc hates us

anyway, is Exeter significantly harder to reach than other regional centres? Leeds, say? Or Manchester? About the same. The fastest trains from Paddington reach Exeter in about 2 hours, with one stop in Reading. And there is Pullman dining on a couple of them. Re the venue of Exeter, I suspect that...
by Lootman
June 22nd, 2019, 6:21 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Mark Field
Replies: 81
Views: 1620

Re: Mark Field

can I just guess that most of the people who thought he used excessive force are left leaning politically and most of those who thought he used reasonable force are right leaning? Does anyone that posted on this thread think differently to those two examples? I cannot speak for others here and, in ...
by Lootman
June 22nd, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Mark Field
Replies: 81
Views: 1620

Re: Mark Field

I was responding to your statement that Prescott's actions were "worse than this" which is clearly not true as he was acting in self defense whereas there was no clear threat to Mark Field. Prescott's punch was a regrettable over reaction to the attack on him but Mark Field has no such ex...
by Lootman
June 22nd, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Mark Field
Replies: 81
Views: 1620

Re: Mark Field

Have to agree. If you gatecrash a private event and attempt to disrupt it, then you accept the risk of a violent ejection and potential injury. The protesters should have engaged in a peaceful picket outside the event. Not sure why Field resigned. John Prescott didn't when he punched a protester an...
by Lootman
June 22nd, 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Mark Field
Replies: 81
Views: 1620

Re: Mark Field

In 90% of the countries on earth, anyone storming an event attended by the govt 2ic would die in a hail of bullets. I think Mr Field's response was pretty restrained by comparison. What if she had a knife, or a gun, or acid? We'd all be praising his actions as he lay in his hospital bed. She is an ...
by Lootman
June 22nd, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Mark Field
Replies: 81
Views: 1620

Re: Mark Field

In 90% of the countries on earth, anyone storming an event attended by the govt 2ic would die in a hail of bullets. I think Mr Field's response was pretty restrained by comparison. What if she had a knife, or a gun, or acid? We'd all be praising his actions as he lay in his hospital bed. She is an ...
by Lootman
June 21st, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: The Brexit Party
Replies: 35
Views: 442

Re: The Brexit Party

It's difficult to imagine a much more favourable scenario for the BP than Peterborough. One has to wonder what else they would need in their favour to actually win a seat. The Brexit Party won't win any seats assuming that we do actually leave the EU. It would decline just like UKIP has done since ...
by Lootman
June 21st, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: The Conservatives and Momentum - 2 sides of the same coin?
Replies: 19
Views: 561

Re: The Conservatives and Momentum - 2 sides of the same coin?

I hope you're not suggesting that some of those exhorting the UK to leave the EU and who think the pain suffered will be worth the price, won't actually be the one's paying the price because they don't live in the UK, are you? That would be almost like thinking job losses are a price worth paying w...
by Lootman
June 21st, 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: High Yield Shares & Strategies - general
Topic: HYP Buying For End of Oct
Replies: 22
Views: 1767

Re: HYP Buying For End of Oct

Anybody else sitting on large cash piles waiting to see if there is a no-deal at end of Oct ahead of a HYP shopping spree? If I were waiting for something associated with Brexit (which I'm not), it would be the point of maximum uncertainty. Prices often rise pretty rapidly after the more feared out...
by Lootman
June 20th, 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: BBC lets known Islamic extremist to question future PM
Replies: 33
Views: 732

Re: BBC lets known Islamic extremist to question future PM

In a TV debating programme intent upon exposing to the British public the thoughts, ideas, characters, past records and future policies of Tory leadership candidates and aspiring prime ministers, one might have thought that it was the questions themselves - their content, quality and design, and th...
by Lootman
June 20th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Dear Conservatives - please start running the country
Replies: 26
Views: 620

Re: Dear Conservatives - please start running the country

It is Brexit that has caused every other issue to be pushed into the background. The nation is obsessed with the struggles over leaving the EU and nothing else seems to matter. As for the Tories struggles with leadership, that is also a result of Brexit, otherwise we might still have Cameron. And th...
by Lootman
June 20th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: NI number requested by insurance broker
Replies: 13
Views: 614

Re: NI number requested by insurance broker

Your NI number is the closest thing to a national identity number that exists. So I believe that there is a creeping trend for governments and entities to ask for it more and more. If so, this is following the trend in the US where the social security number is now essential for almost any financial...
by Lootman
June 20th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Online access with Power of Attorney
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: Online access with Power of Attorney

When I acted as an attorney on the account of a parent, there was no such problem. It was an EPA and not a LPA, although I don't see why that would make a difference here. Rather in my case the account already existed, in my parent's name, and I was merely added to it as another person who could act...
by Lootman
June 20th, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Private Education Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 900

Re: Private Education Thread

everything good in a nation, is somehow dependent on education standards. I think that's (currently poor education) why so many things are bad in the country. Just because something is important does not necessarily imply that it has to be delivered by a government employee. After all energy, food ...

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